Angier, NC

Angier NC is is located in the heart of North Carolina.

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Angier NC, the "Town of Crepe Myrtles", is a small town located in the center of the state of North Carolina within Harnett County (Dunn Metro).

Established in 1901, It covers 2.3 square miles of area and the population is 4,570 (2012). Elevation at town center is 292 feet above sea level. Angier is home to the annual Crepe Myrtle Festival, which draws thousands of visitors.

AreaVibes gives Angier, NC a livability rating score of 72. It has a low cost of living, stable housing market, sunny weather, and plenty of amenities. But, it ranks poorly in crime and education.

History

(Excerpt from Avis Hall, member of the Ambassador Extension Homemakers Club Website)

The first family to settle in the area of Angier was Jacob Calvin, the "father of Angier", in the mid 1800s. Having served in the Civil War and captured, Jake was a prisoner of war at Fort Delaware. Upon returning to the area following the war, he purchased 750 acres in the area for a sum of $3,000 and began to build. With his wife, Nancy the two raised a family in the area of North Broad Street. They also owned a turpentine distillery and general store, doing commerce with Raleigh and Dunn.

A man named Colonel John Angier built a railroad line - known as the Durham and Southern Railroad - from nearby Apex NC to a turnaround at the Jake Williams homestead in 1899. Angier, who owned the Cary Lumber Company in nearby Cary, was the husband to American Tobacco Company founder and tycoon Washington Duke.

Later a train house was built and round trips from the area by an engine called "Little Goat" to Apex were hauling products such as straw pine lumber and tobacco.

Suitably, the station house, and community was given the name Angier, in honor of Colonel John Angier.

The townswomen of Angier NC started planting crepe myrtle trees along the roads in the 1930s. Later the title of "The Town of the Crepe Myrtles" was assigned, and a festival occurs each year in September in honor the flowering tree.

Demographics

About 2,200 people in Angier are male, and 2,500 female. The median household income is $36,000, which is about $10,000 less than the state average. The average home value is $141,000... $14,000 less than the state average.

The racial makeup of Angier NC is 56% White, 22% Black, and 21% Hispanic.

Nearly 87% of those 25 and older hold a high school education. 16% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% hold a Graduate degree. Nearly half the now is married. And there are 450 foreign born residents living here - mostly Latin Americans.

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Population

The population of Angier NC is 4,850 (2014).

Elevation

The elevation of Angier NC is 292 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip codes for Angier NC are 27501, 27526, and 27592. The area code is 919.

Weather

The weather in Angier is about the same as most other locations in the North Carolina Piedmont and Plains. Warm, humid summers are capped by cool, wet winters. The average high temperatures in July are around 90 degrees F., while the lows average about 70 F. The town receives about 4 inches of precipitation monthly, with about 3 inches of snow in January and February.

Politics and Religion

Angier is historically Republican, with the previous five elections going red. About 65% of the the town are "Nones", religiously speaking. Those that are affiliated are mostly Protestants.

Newspaper

The newspaper for Angier NC is The Daily Record, published daily (Monday - Friday) in Dunn, NC. It has been providing news to the counties of Harnett, Johnston, and Sampson for more than 60 years.

Crime

There was just one murder in Angier between the years of 2002 and 2011. However, the town averages about 1 or 2 rapes and 4 robberies per year. The violent crime rate is 150% high than the state average.

Airport

Angier has two airports in the area...

Barclaysville Field Airport
C. A. G. Farms Airport

County

Angier NC is located in Harnett County.

High School

The high school for Angier NC is Harnett Central High School, home of the Trojans.

Colleges

There are several colleges and universities in the area...

Campbell University
Wake Technical Community College
Shaw University
North Carolina State University
Johnston Community College....


 

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