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Bladen County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2016: 35,167 (9% urban, 91% rural); it was 32,278 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,304
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,136
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,033
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,990 (it was 2,864 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%

Land area: 875 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 40 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bladen County: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (25.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.4%), Educational, health and social services (13.6%), Construction (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Bladen County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (53.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (34.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:

43.3 years
North Carolina median age:

38.7 years
Males: 16,694  (47.5%)
Females: 18,473  (52.5%)

Bladen County,NC real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Bladen County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $31,874 ($26,877 in 1999)

This county:

$31,874
North Carolina:

$50,584

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $411 (lower quartile is $295, upper quartile is $508)
This county:

$411
State:

$670


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $90,228 (it was $55,900 in 2000)
Bladen:

$90,228
North Carolina:

$165,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,239 - $155,676
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $968
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $376

Institutionalized population: 462

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 154
  • Burglaries: 288
  • Thefts: 533
  • Auto thefts: 61

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 24
  • Assaults: 224
  • Burglaries: 336
  • Thefts: 503
  • Auto thefts: 51
Bladen County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 63 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2001: 86 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 2002: 103 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2003: 90 buildings, average cost: $123,400
  • 2004: 118 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2007: 78 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2008: 61 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2009: 40 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2010: 38 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2011: 49 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2012: 43 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2013: 61 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2014: 36 buildings, average cost: $162,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Bladen, NC residents
Average permit cost in Bladen, NC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $872 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $763 (0.9%)

Bladen County household income distribution in 2013 Bladen County home values distribution in 2013 Bladen County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 25.7%
Bladen County:

25.7%
North Carolina:

15.4%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.9% for Black residents, 55.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.4% for American Indian residents, 46.0% for other race residents, 43.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.3 years old
(Males: 42.2 years old, Females: 44.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.6 years old, Black residents: 41.8 years old, American Indian residents: 37.5 years old, Asian residents: 36.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.0 years old, Other race residents: 24.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bladen County is $397 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $733 a month.

Cities in this county include: Elizabethtown, Bladenboro, Clarkton, White Lake, East Arcadia, Kelly, White Oak, Butters, Dublin, Tar Heel.

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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Neighboring counties: McCurtain County, Oklahoma , McIntosh County, Oklahoma , Morgan County, Alabama , Phillips County, Arkansas , McNairy County, Tennessee , St. Francis County, Arkansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.8%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,484
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,562 (10.8% naturalized citizens)

Bladen County:

4.4%
Whole state:

7.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1982010 or later
  • 6032000 to 2009
  • 5501990 to 1999
  • 1381980 to 1989
  • 271970 to 1979
  • 68Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.7%

Bladen County marital status for males Bladen County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,912
  • One, attached: 38
  • Two: 423
  • 3 or 4: 419
  • 5 to 9: 187
  • 10 to 19: 73
  • 20 or more: 121
  • Mobile homes: 6,601

Housing units in Bladen County with a mortgage: 4,320 (79 second mortgage, 394 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,537

Here:

44.4% with mortgage
State:

63.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bladen County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,82869
Black Protestant4,83429
Mainline Protestant3,03520
Catholic2221
Other141
None16,257-
Bladen County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Bladen County:

2.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Bladen County:

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bladen County:

11.4%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Bladen County:

30.9%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.2%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Bladen County:

Average size of farms: 264 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $462,158
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $608.09
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.33%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 84.49%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $365,858
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.67%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.82%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $77,120
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.20%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.02
Corn for grain: 17719 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2731 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 10730 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 19007 harvested acres
Vegetables: 110 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 132 acres

Earthquake activity:

Bladen County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 147.5 miles away from Bladen County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 228.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 138.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 170.3 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 210.4 miles away from Bladen County center
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 106.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4285: October 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4285, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4019: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4019, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Simmons Road Fire, Incident Period: July 04, 2011 to December 31, 1969, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 2936, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1969: April 19, 2011, FEMA Id: 1969, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ophelia, Incident Period: September 11, 2005 to September 17, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3254: September 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 3254, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 07, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1546: September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1490: September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: 1490, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd & Irene, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to November 02, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1292: September 16, 1999, FEMA Id: 1292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bladen County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (76%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • Honduras (3%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (2%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Vietnam (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bladen County


  • American (27%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • African (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • German (1%)

Bladen County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,598 (79.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,958 (13.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 73 (0.5%)
  • Subway or elevated: 21 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 209 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 17 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 280 (1.9%)
  • Worked at home: 302 (2.1%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Bladen County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 347 people in nursing homes
  • 101 people in state prisons
  • 94 people in other group homes
  • 71 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 68 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Bladen County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 231 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 163 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 64 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,231.

5.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.08% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($22,360 average AGI)
1.37% relocated from other states ($8,429 average AGI)
Bladen County:

1.37%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Robeson County, NC  0.77% ($26,179 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, NC  0.70% ($30,408)
from Columbus County, NC  0.67% ($27,824)
from Sampson County, NC  0.30% ($29,400)
from New Hanover County, NC  0.29% ($32,552)
from Wake County, NC  0.20% ($39,450)
from Brunswick County, NC  0.17% ($33,353)


5.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,413 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.13% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($22,998 average AGI)
1.57% relocated to other states ($7,417 average AGI)
Bladen County:

1.57%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, NC  0.69% ($27,429 average AGI)
to Robeson County, NC  0.67% ($27,912)
to Columbus County, NC  0.62% ($27,286)
to New Hanover County, NC  0.32% ($24,909)
to Sampson County, NC  0.31% ($24,250)
to Wake County, NC  0.27% ($31,556)
to Brunswick County, NC  0.17% ($29,647)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2

Births per 1000 population in Bladen County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Bladen County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Bladen County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bladen County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Bladen County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bladen County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bladen County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bladen County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Bladen County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,340 (4,357 aged, 1,983 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,082 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Bladen County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (572)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (392)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (300)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (282)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (276)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (260)
  • Unspecified dementia (128)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (127)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (125)
  • Congestive heart failure (116)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.03
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,314
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 106
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46,533

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,536
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,406
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 92.6. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 127.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 92.6
  • Other - 35.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 35,167
  • In family households: 28,932 (3,864 male householders, 5,467 female householders)
    6,045 spouses, 9,774 children (9,049 natural, 134 adopted, 591 stepchildren), 1,557 grandchildren, 454 brothers or sisters, 403 parents, 633 other relatives, 771 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,670 (2,496 male householders (2,182 living alone)), 2,577 female householders (2,487 living alone)), 572 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 562

Size of family households: 4,559 2-persons, 2,217 3-persons, 1,591 4-persons, 600 5-persons, 277 6-persons, 49 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,666 1-person, 332 2-persons, 63 3-persons, 9 6-persons.

2,840 married couples with children.
3,217 single-parent households (467 men, 2,750 women).

92.8% of residents of Bladen speak English at home.
6.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 36% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $218,129,000 ($6,609 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,161,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $89,072,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $43,833,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,475,000
Federal grants: $69,344,000
Federal procurement contracts: $553,000 ($-5,805,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,852,000 ($4,574,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,149,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,445,000
Federal Government insurance: $32,142,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,431
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,082
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +309
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +61
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Bladen County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 30.91 millions of gallons per day (7% from ground, 93% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built in Bladen County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Bladen County, North Carolina
  • 492014 or later
  • 2422010 to 2013
  • 2,3442000 to 2009
  • 3,1981990 to 1999
  • 3,5251980 to 1989
  • 3,5321970 to 1979
  • 1,9101960 to 1969
  • 1,3381950 to 1959
  • 9881940 to 1949
  • 5181939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bladen County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bladen County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bladen County, North Carolina
  • 01 room
  • 952 rooms
  • 1583 rooms
  • 9594 rooms
  • 2,6335 rooms
  • 2,5846 rooms
  • 1,6707 rooms
  • 9048 rooms
  • 7049+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bladen County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bladen County, North Carolina
  • 621 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 4413 rooms
  • 1,3884 rooms
  • 1,4185 rooms
  • 8256 rooms
  • 2137 rooms
  • 878 rooms
  • 1559+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bladen County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bladen County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bladen County, North Carolina
  • 48no bedroom
  • 1281 bedroom
  • 1,6742 bedrooms
  • 6,5783 bedrooms
  • 1,0134 bedrooms
  • 2835+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bladen County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bladen County, North Carolina
  • 61no bedroom
  • 4121 bedroom
  • 2,0352 bedrooms
  • 1,7653 bedrooms
  • 2264 bedrooms
  • 895+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Bladen County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Bladen County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bladen County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 406no vehicle
  • 2,4651 vehicle
  • 3,4942 vehicles
  • 2,1713 vehicles
  • 8794 vehicles
  • 3325+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Bladen County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bladen County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 699no vehicle
  • 2,1281 vehicle
  • 1,1132 vehicles
  • 4693 vehicles
  • 614 vehicles
  • 1145+ vehicles

89.3% of Bladen County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in North Carolina.

Bladen County:

89.3%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 28,260
  • Other state: 5,133
  • Northeast: 1,636
  • Midwest: 820
  • South: 2,387
  • West: 282
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bladen County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 65.5%Electricity
  • 23.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.8%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 79.5%Electricity
  • 12.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.0%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 451
Here:

12.3%
North Carolina:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 81
Here:

4.7%
North Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 220
Here:

16.8%
North Carolina:

17.5%

Educational Attainment
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Bladen County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,656,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $1,667,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $407,000
    Water Utilities: $339,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $46,766,000
    General - Other: $27,450,000
    Hospitals: $22,057,000
    Other Higher Education: $10,031,000
    Health - Other: $5,366,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,757,000
    Police Protection: $2,499,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,867,000
    Correctional Institutions: $918,000
    Financial Administration: $879,000
    Local Fire Protection: $738,000
    Central Staff Services: $497,000
    Sewerage: $479,000
    Libraries: $423,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $339,000
    Water Utilities: $205,000
    Parks and Recreation: $194,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $193,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,344,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $122,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $3,506,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,025,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,013,000
    Solid Waste Management: $691,000
    Health - Other: $407,000
    Police Protection: $242,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $211,000
    Central Staff Services: $36,000
    Water Utilities: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $9,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $58,220,000

Bladen County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $26,153,000
    Hospital Public: $23,081,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,057,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,881,000
    Sewerage: $1,052,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $682,000
    Parks and Recreation: $61,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $24,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $2,138,000
    All Other: $214,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $335,000
    All Other: $270,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,739,000
    Interest Earnings: $838,000
    Rents: $48,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $451,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $47,538,000
    Public Welfare: $4,319,000
    All Other: $1,882,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,562,000
    General Local Government Support: $343,000
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,319,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,336,000
    NEC: $464,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $157,000

Bladen County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,896,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,311,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,585,000

Bladen County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,666,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $240,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,928
  • Number of aged recipients: 247
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,681
  • Number of recipients under 18: 332
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,082
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 514
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 888
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 773
Bladen County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Bladen County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Bladen County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James34069.1 years
Mary24479.0 years
John23171.7 years
William21173.3 years
Robert15670.0 years
George13173.3 years
Annie12776.3 years
Willie10572.9 years
Charles9968.6 years
David9069.5 years
Most common last names in Bladen County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith27273.1 years
Johnson16973.4 years
Brown16674.6 years
Hester16175.8 years
Lewis15374.0 years
Singletary13975.1 years
Davis13673.5 years
Mckoy13471.0 years
Edwards9674.4 years
Pait9071.4 years
Businesses in Bladen County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike3
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Jones New York1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1

Bladen County on our top lists:

  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"