Falcon, situated in Cumberland and Sampson County, is a small town made up of 1.2 square miles.
June 26, 2017
The median resident age in Falcon is 40 years. The median estimated household income is about $42,000 making it about $6,000 less than the North Carolina average.
The estimated per capita is about $21,000. The average price for a home in Falcon is about $114,000 (2015) which is $46,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $850 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Falcon is 69% White, 14% Hispanic, 12% Black, 3% Two or more races, and 2% other. 89% of the population are high school graduates, with 23% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 44% are married, 10% are divorced, 3% are separated, 12% are widowed, leaving 31% that have never been married.
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Falcon belongs to Cumberland County in the south-central part of North Carolina. The County, named after Prince William (Duke of Cumberland), is part of the Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1754, Cumberland County was formed from a part of Bladen County. Cumberland County has a population of 326,000 and its largest city Fayetteville, with a population of 204,000, is the county seat.
Cumberland County borders Harnett, Bladen, Sampson, Robeson, Hoke, and Moore counties.
Cumberland County is made up of 658 square miles. 652 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.
Falcon also belongs to Sampson County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina. The County was named after John Sampson and was established in 1784 with land taken from Duplin County.
Immigrants from North Ireland settled in the area as early as the 1730's under protection of Henry McCulloch (a rich merchant from London). Land grants of around 71,000 acres were given to McCullogh by the British Empire in 1745. One of the early settlers was John Sampson. Samson's suspected step-son, Richard Clinton, formed a militia in 1776 and defended Wilmington against the British.
Richard represented Duplin County until the formation of Sampson County. Clinton assured the passage of the act to make the new county and named the new county "Sampson" for his stepfather John.
Sampson County has a population of 63,000 and its largest city Clinton, with a population of 8,700, is the county seat.
Sampson County borders Washington, Pamlico, Hyde, Craven, Martin, and Pitt Counties.
The population of Falcon, NC is about 260. The population has been steadily decreasing since the 1970's.
The elevation of Falcon, NC is 141 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Falcon, NC is 28342.
The area code for Falcon, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Falcon and Cumberland and Sampson County have voted mostly Democrat, with 60% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections, barring the 2004 election.
As of 2010, 53% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 43% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 4%.
The unemployment rate for Falcon is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Management, maintenance, and farming make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.