Bladen County is located in southeast North Carolina. The County Seat is Elizabethtown and the largest city is Elizabethtown. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.bladennc.govoffice3.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 34,657 and the 2010 census population was 35,190. The land area is 874.33 square miles and there are 40.2 persons per square mile.
60.7% of the population is White, 34.7% is Black or African American, 7.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 2.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 74.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $81,800, there are 14,256 households, an average of 2.40 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,154, the median household income is $30,164, and 25.8% of the persons in Bladen County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,728. Retail sales (in $1000) were $196,691, and sales per capita were $6,086. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 38.3%.
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