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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,762
Male Share of the Population44.1%
Female Share of the Population55.9%
Senior Citizens21%
Employed Population 16+3,628
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married38.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.8%
Median Earnings25+$26,759
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,247
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,212

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,985
% Above Poverty Level73%
% Below Poverty Level27%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone38.5%
Median Gross Rent$660
Median House Value$112,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.7%
English7.9%
Irish4.9%
German3.9%
Scottish1.7%
Italian1.3%
African0.8%
French Except Basque0.6%
West Indian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Polish0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Dunn Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sampson County, Harnett County
Standard Zip Codes28334
P.O. Box Zip Codes28335
Phone Area Codes910
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.31
Approximate Longitude-78.61

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)

StationDUNN 4 NW
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip48.5 inches
StationFAYETTEVILLE PWC
Distance22.1 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
StationCLAYTON WTP
Distance24 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 72 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Benson3,542$37,083
Buies Creek2,248$72,917
Coats2,344$52,656
Erwin4,774$46,133
Falcon208$0
Linden126$51,250

Dunn Hospitals

Betsy Johnson Hospital
(Non-profit)
P.o. Box 1706
(910) 892-7161

Dunn Public Schools

Coats-erwin Middle
2833 Nc Hwy 55e
ZIP: 28334
(910) 230-0300
Middle
Total Enrollment 722
Dunn Middle
1301 Meadowlark Road
ZIP: 28334
(910) 892-1016
Middle
Total Enrollment 436
Harnett Primary
800 W Harnett St
ZIP: 28334
(910) 892-0126
Primary
Total Enrollment 656
Midway Elementary
15375 Spiveys Corner Highway
ZIP: 28334
(910) 567-2244
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Midway Middle
1115 Roberts Grove Road
ZIP: 28334
(910) 567-5879
Middle
Total Enrollment 683
Plain View Elementary
4140 Plain View Hwy
ZIP: 28334
(910) 891-4354
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Wayne Avenue Elem
910 W Harnett St
ZIP: 28334
(910) 892-1059
Middle
Total Enrollment 266

Dunn Private Schools

Faith Education Academy
2082 Arrowhead Rd
ZIP: 28334
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 67
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