Brookford, situated in Catawba County, is a small town made up of 0.62 square miles...
August 31, 2016
The median resident age in Brookford is 37 years. The median estimated household income is about $26,000 making it about $19,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $14,000. The average price for a home in Brookford is about $86,000 (2013) which is $69,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $650 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Brookford is 85% White, 8% Black, 3% Hispanic, 2% Asian, and 2% other. 73% of the population are high school graduates, with 4% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 30% are married, 20% are divorced, 5% are separated, 10% are widowed, leaving 35% that have never been married.
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Brookford belongs to Catawba County in the western part of North Carolina. The County, named after the Catawba tribe, is part of the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Catawba County has a population of 155,000 and the city Newton, with a population of 13,000, is the county seat.
In 1842, the county was formed from part of Lincoln County. The first settlers were German Lutheran farmers that arrived in the 1700's.
Catawba County borders Alexander, Iredell, Lincoln, Burke, Caldwell, and Mecklenberg counties.
Catawba County is made up of 413 square miles. 399 of which is land with the remaining 14 as water.
The Population of Brookford, NC is about 380. The town has been steadily decreasing since the 1950's.
The elevation of Brookford, NC is 932 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Brookford, NC is 28602.
The area code for Brookford, NC is 828.
Historically speaking Brookford and Catawba County have voted mostly Republican, with 64% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 39% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 57% are Protestants, Catholics make up around 3%, and 1% other.
The unemployment rate for Brookford is about 5% (2015), making it the same as the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.