Biscoe, NC

Biscoe, situated in Montgomery County, is a small town made up of 2 square miles...

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The area of modern day Biscoe used to be called "Filo", but was renamed to "Biscoe" in 1895.

In the past, Biscoe was heavily dependent on the railroad industry, and used to be where railroad equipment was repaired. In 1901, the Town of Biscoe was incorporated.

Demographics

The median resident age in Biscoe is 32 years. The median estimated household income is about $24,000 making it about $21,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $13,000. The average price for a home in Biscoe is about $70,000 (2013) which is $85,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $550 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Biscoe is 43% White, 36% Hispanic, 20% Black, and 1% other. 62% of the population are high school graduates, with 9% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 35% are married, 10% are divorced, 13% are widowed, 2% are separated, leaving 40% that have never been married.

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Montgomery County

Biscoe belongs to Montgomery County in the central part of North Carolina. The County, formed in from Anson County in 1779, was named after Richard Montgomery. Richard Montgomery was an American Revolutionary War general, and while trying to take over Quebec City, Canada was killed in 1775.

A part of Montgomery County that was west of the Pee Dee River ended up becoming Stanly County in 1841. Montgomery County has a population of 28,000 and its largest city Troy, with a population of 3,100, is the county seat.

Montgomery County borders Randolph, Moore, Richmond, Stanly, and Davidson counties.

Montgomery County is made up of 502 square miles. 492 of which is land with the remaining 10 as water.

Population

The Population of Biscoe, NC is about 1,700.

Elevation

The elevation of Biscoe, NC is 614 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Biscoe, NC is 27209.

Area Code

The area code for Biscoe, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Biscoe and Montgomery County have voted mostly Republican, with 57% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous three elections.

As of 2010, 51% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 46% are protestants with Catholics making up around 3%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Biscoe is about 5% (2015), making it the same as the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, retail, and other services not including public administration make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Montgomery Herald, The Stanly News & Press, and Courier-Tribune are the primary newspapers that cover the Montgomery County area.


 

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