Lucama, North Carolina

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Lucama, North Carolina

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High Points

Lucama strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

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Racial Diversity
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Top 4% trophy Lucama Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
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Top 16% Lucama Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Lucama, North Carolina

Comparing Lucama to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 8
Senior Citizens 8 8
Age of the Population 7 7
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 6
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 4
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 4 4
College Educated Adults 3 3
People in Middle Class or Better 3 4
People Above Poverty 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Short Commute Times 4 3
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Affordability of Rents 5 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3

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Lucama Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles SW of Rocky Mount, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles E of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Wilson
Standard Zip Codes 27851
Phone Area Codes 252
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.645
Longitude -78.01

Lucama Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WILSON 3 SW
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
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Lucama Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 847 100%
Male 404 47.7%
Female 443 52.3%
Under 18 177 20.9%
18+ 670 79.1%
65+ 165 19.5%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 2.78
White 662 78.2%
African-American 137 16.2%
Asian 4 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 35 4.1%
Mixed Race 9 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 55 6.5%

Estimated Lucama Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 865
Growth 18
Growth % 2.1%

Lucama Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.3%
US/American 29.6%
English 13.9%
Irish 6.7%
German 5.7%
Italian 3.6%
Scottish 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Dutch 0.6%
Palestinian 0.6%
Greek 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lucama, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lunana (27851)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lucama 847 $37,750
Black Creek 714 $32,857
Eureka 244 $36,250
Fremont 1,463 $34,375
Kenly 1,569 $33,214
Pikeville 719 $53,750
Wilson 44,405 $41,041
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