Lucama, situated in Wilson County, is a small town made up of .6 square miles.
August 3, 2017
The median resident age in Lucama is 35 years. The median estimated household income is about $37,000 making it about $11,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $15,000. The average price for a home in Lucama is about $78,000 (2015) which is $82,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $650 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Lucama is 45% White, 25% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 29% other. 75% of the population are high school graduates, with 7% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 38% are married, 14% are divorced, 7% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 35% that have never been married.
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Lucama 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 Lucama, NC is about 1,100. The population saw a decrease between the 1980s and 2000, but has been on the upswing since 2010.
The elevation of Lucama, NC is 135 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Lucama, NC is 27851.
The area code for Lucama, NC is 252.
Historically speaking Lucama and Wilson County have voted mostly Republican, with 53% going to George W. Bush during the 2012 Presidential Election.
This represents the trend for the previous two or three elections, but the area has voted Democrat in recent years, with Barrack Obama taking the vote in 2008 and 2012.
As of 2010, 58% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 39% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 3%.
The unemployment rate for Lucama is about 9% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Wilson Times and Kenly Times are the primary newspapers that cover the Wilson County area.