Wallace, situated in Duplin County and Pender County, is a small town made up of 3.1 square miles.
November 14, 2017
Wallace was originally known as Wallace. The town was incorporated in 1873. The town assumed its current name in 1899.
The median resident age in Wallace is 53 years. The median estimated household income is about $31,000 making it about $17,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Wallace is about $134,000 (2015) which is $6,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Wallace is 48% White, 26% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 25% other. 73% of the population are high school graduates, with 10% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 35% are married, 15% are divorced, 6% are separated, 10% are widowed, leaving 34% that have never been married.
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Wallace mostly belongs to Duplin County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina, but a small portion belongs to Pender County. The county was named after Thomas Hay, Viscount Dupplin. Part of the county was used to form Sampson County in 1784. Duplin County has a population of 58,000 and the city Kenansville, with a population of 850, is the county seat.
Duplin County borders Wayne, Lenoir, Onslow, Jones, Pender, and Sampson counties.
Duplin County is made up of 822 square miles. 816 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.
The population of Wallace, NC is about 3,900. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1980's.
The elevation of Wallace, NC is 52 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Wallace, NC is 28466.
The area code for Wallace, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Wallace and Duplin County and Pender County have voted mostly Republican, with 56% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous three or four elections.
As of 2010, 68% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 31% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.
The unemployment rate for Wallace is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.
Construction and food services make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.