Black Creek, situated in Wilson County, is a small town made up of less than 1 square mile...
August 18, 2016
Black Creek was named after a nearby stream, and in the 1840's the town was used as a station and post office for the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.
The Town of Black Creek was incorporated in 1870. In 1986, Black Creek Rural District, the Manalcus Aycock House, and Dr. H. D. Lucas House are registered on the National Register of Historic Places.
The median resident age in Black Creek is 29 years. The median estimated household income is about $41,000 making it about $4,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Black Creek is about $65,000 (2013) which is $90,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $860 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Black Creek is 71% White, 19% Black, 9% Hispanic, and 1% Two or more races. 84% of the population are high school graduates, with 8% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 48% are married, 13% are divorced, 9% are widowed, 6% are separated, leaving 24% that have never been married.
Black Creek belongs to Wilson County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after Louis Dicken Wilson (a colonel in the Mexican-American War, and a state legislator from Edgecombe County), is part of the Wilson, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. In 1855, Wilson County formed from parts of Johnston, Nash, Wayne, and Edgecombe counties. Wilson County has a population of 81,230 and its largest city Wilson, with a population of 49,000, is the county seat.
Wilson County borders Nash, Pitt, Edgecombe, Greene, Wayne, and Johnston counties.
Wilson County is made up of 374 square miles. 368 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.
The Population of Black Creek, NC is about 770.
The elevation of Black Creek, NC is 125 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Black Creek, NC is 27813.
The area code for Black Creek, NC is 252.
Historically speaking Black Creek and Wilson County have voted mostly Republican, but as of 2008, have voted Democrat. 53% went to Barack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election.
As of 2010, 58% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 40% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.
The unemployment rate for Black Creek is about 9% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and construction make nearly 60% of the most common industries in the town.
The Wilson Times is the primary newspaper that covers the Wilson County area.