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Overview

Introduction to Dunn, North Carolina

Dunn, North Carolina, in Harnett county, is 23 miles NE of Fayetteville, North Carolina (center to center) and 32 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina. The city is home to some 9,196 residents.

Dunn History

In the 1870s, present day Dunn was comprised primarily of woodlands with a few small cotton fields and farms. Gradually, logging camps and barrooms developed in the area. "Wade", "Lucknow", and "Hell's Half Acre" are some of the early names of the community. The name "Dunn" honors Mr. Bennett R. Dunn, who supervised the construction of a railroad between Wilson and Fayetteville. The city of Dunn was incorporated on February 12, 1887 when it was a logging town and a turpentine distilling center. More recently, the city has become dependent on agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, and distribution. Dunn is the hometown of the father of the American Airborne, General William C. Lee, and rock and roll guitar star, Link Wray.

Dunn and Nearby Attractions

  • Averasboro Battlefield Museum
  • Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site
  • Raven Rock State Park
  • J.C. Raulston Arboretum
  • Fascinate-U Children's Museum

Things To Do In Dunn

Dunn is home to the General William C. Lee Airborne Museum, and the Averasboro Battlefield Museum. The General William C. Lee Airborne Museum showcases historical exhibits on the American Airborne and special operations units. Fayetteville Museum of Art, and Fascinate-U Children's Museum are other museums nearby. Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site, where a Civil War battle was fought in 1865, is also in the area. It was at this battle that the Union forces won a decisive victory over the Confederates. Raven Rock State Park offers facilities for camping, fishing, canoeing, hiking, and picnicking. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Chicora Golf Course. J.C. Raulston Arboretum is another popular destination in the area.

Dunn Transportation

Air transportation is available from Raleigh - Durham International Airport.

Dunn Higher Education

Heritage Bible College is located in Dunn. Other nearby colleges include Fayetteville State University, Wake Technical Community College, and Meredith College.

People

Total Population 9,570
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 19.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,705
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 39.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.8%
Median Earnings25+ $26,181
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,620
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,875

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,554
% Above Poverty Level 74.4%
% Below Poverty Level 25.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 37%
Median Gross Rent $657
Median House Value $109,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 5%

Dunn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles NE of Fayetteville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Harnett
Standard Zip Codes 28334
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28335
Phone Area Codes 910
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.306
Longitude -78.609

Dunn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DUNN 4 NW
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.5 inches
Station FAYETTEVILLE PWC
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches
Station CLAYTON WTP
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Benson 3,435 $30,972
Buies Creek 2,772 $51,106
Coats 2,405 $48,654
Erwin 4,551 $48,333
Falcon 274 $76,875
Linden 156 $55,417

Dunn Hospitals

BETSY JOHNSON REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
800 TILGHMAN DR
(910) 892-7161
Emergency Service: Yes

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Dunn High Schools

MIDWAY HIGH
15375 SPIVEYS CORNER HWY
910-567-6664
Serves 604 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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