Tar Heel, NC

Tar Heel, situated in Bladen County, is a small town made up of .2 square miles.

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The town was incorporated in 1964.


The median resident age in Tar Heel is 41 years. The median estimated household income is about $40,000 making it about $8,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $22,000. The average price for a home in Tar Heel is about $63,000 (2015) which is $97,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Tar Heel is 92% White, 5% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, and 1% other. 91% of the population are high school graduates, with 20% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 45% are married, 4% are divorced, 1% are separated, 9% are widowed, leaving 41% that have never been married.

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Bladen County

Tar Heel belongs to Bladen County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina. The County, previously known as Bladen Precinct (1734), is named after Martin Bladen. Bladen County has a population of 35,200 and its largest city Elizabethtown, with a population of 3,600, is the county seat.

The county was originally a large territory with undefined boundaries, but the reductions of Bladen began with the western part becoming Anson County in 1750. These reductions would continue for the next 58 years, and Bladen would be known as the "mother county" of North Carolina due to 55 of the 100 counties in the state originally belonging to Bladen County.

Bladen County borders Cumberland, Sampson, Pender, Columbus, and Robeson counties.

Bladen County is made up of 887 square miles. 874 of which is land with the remaining 13 as water.


The population of Tar Heel, NC is about 120. The population has been steadily increasing since 2000.


The elevation of Tar Heel, NC is 125 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Tar Heel, NC is 28392.

Area Code

The area code for Tar Heel, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Tar Heel and Bladen County have voted mostly Republican, with 51% 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, 46% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 43% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Tar Heel is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction and Other make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Bladen Journal and Daily Tar Heel are the primary newspapers that cover the Bladen County area.


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