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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,535
Male Share of the Population43.4%
Female Share of the Population56.6%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+1,361
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married33.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,184
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,357

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,750
% Above Poverty Level63.2%
% Below Poverty Level36.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone43.2%
Median Gross Rent$596
Median House Value$107,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.2%
English8.6%
German7%
Irish4.6%
Dutch0.9%
French Except Basque0.8%
Scottish0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Polish0.5%
Italian0.5%
Lithuanian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
African0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Whiteville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Columbus County
Standard Zip Codes28472
Phone Area Codes910
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.32
Approximate Longitude-78.7

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)

StationWHITEVILLE 7 NW
Distance7.1 miles
Jan Temp33 to 57 F
Apr Temp48 to 76 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp49 to 77 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches
StationELIZABETHTOWN LOCK 2
Distance21.5 miles
Jan Temp32 to 54 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.4 inches
StationLONGWOOD
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip54.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brunswick922$23,958
Cerro Gordo142$38,958
Chadbourn1,937$37,629
Clarkton686$26,458
Fair Bluff848$45,833
Lake Waccamaw1,491$83,125

Whiteville Public Libraries

Columbus County Public Library
407 N JK POWELL BLVD
Whiteville, North Carolina
(910) 642-3116

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Whiteville Hospitals

Columbus Regional Healthcare System
(Government - District/authority)
500 Jefferson St
(910) 642-8011

Whiteville Public Schools

Ccca - Fair Bluff /southeastern Campuses
4564 Chadbourn Hwy
ZIP: 28472
(910) 642-7141
High
Total Enrollment 278
Central Middle
310 S Martin L King Jr Ave
ZIP: 28472
(910) 642-3546
Middle
Total Enrollment 507
Columbus Charter School
35 Bacon's Way
ZIP: 28472
(910) 641-4042
Primary
Total Enrollment 890
Edgewood Elementary
317 E Calhoun Street
ZIP: 28472
(910) 642-3121
Primary
Total Enrollment 470
North Whiteville Academy
310 S Martin Luther King Jr Av
ZIP: 28472
(910) 914-4161
Other
Total Enrollment 26
Old Dock Elementary
12489 New Britton Hwy
ZIP: 28472
(910) 642-2084
Primary
Total Enrollment 272
Whiteville High
413 N Lee Street
ZIP: 28472
(910) 914-4189
High
Total Enrollment 718
Whiteville Primary
805 Barbcrest Avenue
ZIP: 28472
(910) 642-4119
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Williams Township
10400 James B White Hwy
ZIP: 28472
(910) 653-3791
Primary
Total Enrollment 777

Whiteville Private Schools

Carolina Adventist Academy
3710 James B White Hwy S
ZIP: 28472
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
Waccamaw Academy
623 Warrior Trl
ZIP: 28472
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 102
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