For population 25 years and over in Parkton:
For population 15 years and over in Parkton town:
15 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,191 (1.1%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (12.5 miles , pop. 121,015).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (66.6 miles , pop. 276,093).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (411.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Lumber Bridge, NC (1.9 miles) , Rex, NC (2.0 miles) , Hope Mills, NC (2.4 miles ), Rockfish, NC (2.6 miles ), St. Pauls, NC (2.6 miles ), Rennert, NC (2.7 miles ), Shannon, NC (2.9 miles) , Dundarrach, NC (2.9 miles) .
Latitude: 34.90 N, Longitude: 79.01 W
Area code: 910
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +81 (+23.3%).
Work and jobs in Parkton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Parkton, North Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Parkton-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the Parkton town center killed 4 people and injured 395 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 4/8/1957, a category F4 tornado 18.8 miles away from the town center injured 21 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Parkton-area historical earthquake activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.3 miles away from Parkton center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Robeson County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Parkton:
Airports located in Parkton:
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Amtrak station near Parkton:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parkton:
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Public elementary/middle school in Parkton:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.64. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 1.11. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 18.3%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.1% for Black residents, 76.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Parkton compared to North Carolina state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Parkton (based on Robeson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.43%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 26
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 76
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Parkton government finances in 2002(per resident):
4.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,268 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($277 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,142 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($457 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Parkton fatal accident list:
Sep 25, 1994 03:18 AM, Nc71, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 22, 1989 10:40 PM, 1723, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Parkton)
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.