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Population in 2012: 487 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.1%
 

Males: 208  (42.8%)
Females: 279  (57.2%)

Median resident age:  38.1 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28456.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $16,316 (it was $19,583 in 2000)
East Arcadia:

$16,316
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,119

East Arcadia town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $60,001 (it was $38,100 in 2000)
East Arcadia:

$60,001
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $61,549; Detached houses: $61,759; Mobile homes: $61,107

Median gross rent in 2012: $290.

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East Arcadia races chart
  • Black alone - 369 (85.4%)
  • Hispanic - 21 (4.9%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (4.6%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (2.1%)
  • White alone - 8 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (1.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in East Arcadia: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: West Indian (5.6%), English (3.9%), German (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 52 feet

Land area: 2.18 square miles.

Population density: 224 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in East Arcadia:

  • High school or higher: 76.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 18.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in East Arcadia town:

  • Never married: 55.2%
  • Now married: 29.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

14 residents are foreign born

This town:  3.2%
North Carolina:  7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $740 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $525 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (25.8 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (101.1 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (426.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Sandyfield, NC (1.2 miles ), Kelly, NC (2.3 miles ), Riegelwood, NC (2.5 miles ), Bolton, NC (2.5 miles ), Delco, NC (2.7 miles ), Evergreen, NC (2.9 miles ), Northwest, NC (3.3 miles ), Sandy Creek, NC (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 34.38 N, Longitude: 78.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

East Arcadia household income distribution East Arcadia home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.3%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +56 (+12.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Public administration (28%)
  • Wholesale trade (20%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Retail trade (43%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction laborers (15%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

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Average climate in East Arcadia, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

East Arcadia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.5 miles away from the East Arcadia town center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 4/8/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.6 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 70 people.

Earthquake activity:

East Arcadia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 92.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.9 miles away from East Arcadia center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bladen County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near East Arcadia:

  • PREMIER LIVING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LAKE WACCAMAW, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East Arcadia:

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 24 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,987)
  • University of North Carolina-Wilmington (about 28 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 11,028)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 55 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 4,818)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 57 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 2,962)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 57 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 7,254)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 58 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,481)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 59 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,496)

Public elementary/middle schools in East Arcadia:

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Church in East Arcadia: Pleasant Union Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Bladen County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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AQI  SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 6.33. This is significantly better than average.
City:

6.33
U.S.:

31.96
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.32. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.32
U.S.:

2.43


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 50.3%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.8% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 42.9% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.9%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in East Arcadia, NC

East Arcadia compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


East Arcadia travel time to work - commute


East Arcadia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for East Arcadia town (based on Bladen County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.22%
Here45.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Original Free Will BaptistsSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents67.9%17.8%4.5%2.9%1.5%
Congregations51.3%18.4%9.2%2.6%2.6%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents1.1%0.9%0.9%0.7%1.6%
Congregations2.6%2.6%1.3%2.6%6.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Here:

2.79 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Bladen County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
This county:

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Bladen County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bladen County:

11.4%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.9%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.2%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$1,515$18,1800$0
Water Supply 1$1,386$16,6320$0
Totals for Government 2$2,901$17,4060$0

East Arcadia government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $222,000 ($455.85)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $82,000 ($168.38)
    Sewerage: $71,000 ($145.79)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($63.66)
    Central Staff Services: $23,000 ($47.23)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($39.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($2.05)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $71,000 ($145.79)

East Arcadia government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $56,000 ($114.99)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $9,000 ($18.48)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($2.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($49.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $309,000 ($634.50)
    Highways: $14,000 ($28.75)
    General Support: $7,000 ($14.37)
  • Tax - Property: $33,000 ($67.76)

East Arcadia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $44,000 ($90.35)

5.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,573 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($452 average AGI)
Bladen County:

0.14%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cumberland County, NC  0.77% ($30,859 average AGI)
from Robeson County, NC  0.64% ($22,892)
from Columbus County, NC  0.51% ($24,019)


5.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cumberland County, NC  0.77% ($26,308 average AGI)
to Robeson County, NC  0.73% ($25,649)
to Columbus County, NC  0.63% ($31,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in East Arcadia:

  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBLA (1440 AM; 5 kW; ELIZABETHTOWN, NC; Owner: SOUND BUSINESS OF ELIZABETHTOWN, INC)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)

Strongest FM radio stations in East Arcadia:

  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WZFX (99.1 FM; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WKXS-FM (94.1 FM; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWQQ-FM (101.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGQR (105.7 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, NC; Owner: SOUND BUSINESS OF ELIZABETHTOWN, INC)
  • WBNE (93.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WLTT (106.3 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)

TV broadcast stations around East Arcadia:

  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)
  • W51CW (Channel 51; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Mark L Gartley, Se 1/4 Section 3 (Lat: 34.394833 Lon: -78.280500), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2028645989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW SUITE 100
  • Gary Williams, Se 1/4 Section 3 (Lat: 34.394833 Lon: -78.280500), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2028645989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW SUITE 100


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