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North Carolina Caldwell County Public Libraries

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Caldwell County, North Carolina. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in North Carolina Caldwell County.

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1. Library System CALDWELL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 120 Hospital Avenue, Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone Number: (828) 757-1288 Caldwell 312,694 203,446

2. Central Library CALDWELL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 120 Hospital Avenue, Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone Number: (828) 757-1270 Caldwell N/A N/A

3. Branch Library GRANITE FALLS BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 30 Falls Avenue, Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone Number: (828) 396-7703 Caldwell N/A N/A

4. Branch Library HUDSON BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 530 Central Street, Hudson, NC 28638
Phone Number: (828) 728-4207 Caldwell N/A N/A

Overview of Caldwell County, North Carolina

Caldwell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 77,415. Its county seat is Lenoir.

History

The county was formed in 1841 from parts of Burke County and Wilkes County. It was named for Joseph Caldwell, presiding professor (1796-1797, 1799-1804) and the first president (1804-1812, 1816-1835) of the University of North Carolina.

A series of reductions in the county's territory followed. In 1847 parts of Caldwell County, Iredell County, and Wilkes County were combined to form Alexander County. In 1849 parts of Caldwell County, Ashe County, Wilkes County, and Yancey County were combined to form Watauga County. In 1861, parts of Caldwell County, Burke County, McDowell County, Watauga County, and Yancey County were combined to form Mitchell County. Finally, in 1911 parts of Caldwell County, Mitchell County, and Watauga County were combined to form Avery County.

Law and government

Caldwell County is a member of the regional Western Piedmont Council of Governments.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,228 km˛ (474 mi˛). 1,221 km˛ (472 mi˛) of it is land and 7 km˛ (3 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.57% water.

Townships

The county is divided into thirteen townships: Globe, Hudson, Johns River, Kings Creek, Lenoir, Little River, Lovelady, Lower Creek, Mulberry, North Catawba, Patterson, Wilson Creek, and Yadkin Valley.

Adjacent Counties

  • Watauga County, North Carolina- north
  • Wilkes County, North Carolina- northeast
  • Alexander County, North Carolina- east
  • Catawba County, North Carolina- southeast
  • Burke County, North Carolina- south
  • Avery County, North Carolina- northwest

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 77,415 people, 30,768 households, and 22,399 families residing in the county. The population density is 63/km˛ (164/mi˛). There are 33,430 housing units at an average density of 27/km˛ (71/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 91.74% White, 5.46% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 2.49% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 30,768 households out of which 31.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% are married couples living together, 11.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% are non-families. 23.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 2.89.

In the county the population is spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 30.50% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $35,739, and the median income for a family is $41,665. Males have a median income of $28,820 versus $21,850 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,353. 10.70% of the population and 7.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.10% of those under the age of 18 and 11.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Blowing Rock
  • Cajah's Mountain
  • Cedar Rock
  • Gamewell
  • Granite Falls
  • Hudson
  • Lenoir
  • Northlakes
  • Sawmills

 


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