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Brookford, North Carolina

Brookford is a town located in Catawba County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 434.

Geography Brookford is located at 35°42'13" North, 81°20'48" West (35.703482, -81.346786)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 km² (0.6 mi²). 1.4 km² (0.6 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 434 people, 200 households, and 129 families residing in the town. The population density is 304.7/km² (789.9/mi²). There are 212 housing units at an average density of 148.8/km² (385.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 89.40% White, 1.84% African American, 0.00% Native American, 5.76% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 2.07% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 2.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 200 households out of which 20.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% are married couples living together, 14.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% are non-families. 33.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.17 and the average family size is 2.73.

In the town the population is spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $27,375, and the median income for a family is $37,500. Males have a median income of $28,036 versus $19,659 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,634. 10.5% of the population and 6.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.8% are under the age of 18 and 17.2% are 65 or older.

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