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Overview

Introduction to Whiteville, North Carolina

Whiteville, North Carolina, in Columbus county, is 44 miles W of Wilmington, North Carolina (center to center) and 99 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina. There city has 5,148 residents.

Whiteville History

The area, now known as Whiteville, was originally part of a 640-acre tract of land owned by John Burgin and his wife, Margaret, in the 1730s. James B. White owned more than 2,000 acres in this region and the community was named "Whiteville" in his honor. Chartered as a city in 1873,Whiteville was a bustling business and farming center by the mid-1900s.

Whiteville and Nearby Attractions

  • Moores Creek National Battlefield
  • Exploration Station
  • Brunswick Town State Historic Site
  • North Carolina Museum of Forestry
  • Alligator Adventure
  • Lake Waccamaw State Park

Things To Do In Whiteville

The city of Whiteville is home to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' satellite museum, the North Carolina Museum of Forestry. Exploration Station, another museum in the area, features a farmhouse, a bank, a make-believe hospital, a general store, and a schoolroom. Brunswick Town State Historic Site, and Moores Creek National Battlefield are places of historic interest near Whiteville. Boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and camping facilities are provided by the Lumber River State Park, Lake Waccamaw State Park, and Singletary Lake State Park. Residents of the city also organize the Columbus County Fair, Fire Ant Festival, and North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival every year.

Whiteville Transportation

Myrtle Beach International is the closest major airport.

Whiteville Higher Education

Whiteville is home to the Southeastern Community College. Brunswick Community College, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Bladen Community College, and Robeson Community College are located nearby.

People

Total Population 5,465
Male Share of the Population 42.8%
Female Share of the Population 57.2%
Senior Citizens 22.5%
Employed Population 16+ 1,629
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 34.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.9%
Median Earnings25+ $21,108
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,563
Median Earnings With High School Degree $14,500

Wealth

Median Family Income $33,044
% Above Poverty Level 61.3%
% Below Poverty Level 38.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 47.5%
Median Gross Rent $559
Median House Value $95,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.4%
US/American 0%
English 9.7%
Irish 4.8%

Whiteville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles W of Wilmington, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Columbus
Standard Zip Codes 28472
Phone Area Codes 910
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.338
Longitude -78.703

Whiteville 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 WHITEVILLE 7 NW
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Station ELIZABETHTOWN LOCK 2
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.4 inches
Station LONGWOOD
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 54.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brunswick 492 $20,536
Cerro Gordo 201 $36,250
Chadbourn 2,141 $37,588
Clarkton 723 $30,694
Fair Bluff 1,029 $44,083
Lake Waccamaw 1,390 $73,750

Whiteville Public Libraries

Library
Columbus County Public Library
407 N. POWELL BOULEVARD
Whiteville, North Carolina
(910) 641-3977

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Whiteville Hospitals

COLUMBUS REGIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
500 JEFFERSON ST
(910) 642-8011
Emergency Service: Yes

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WHITEVILLE HIGH
413 N LEE STREET
910-914-4189
Serves 842 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

NORTH WHITEVILLE ACADEMY
2322 JAMES B WHITE HWY NORTH
910-914-4161
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 6 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 0.9

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