Duplin County is located in southeast North Carolina. The County Seat is Kenansville and the largest city is Wallace. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.duplincountync.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 59,882 and the 2010 census population was 58,505. The land area is 816.22 square miles and there are 71.7 persons per square mile.
70.4% of the population is White, 25.9% is Black or African American, 21.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 1.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.4% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 71.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $87,600, there are 22,052 households, an average of 2.64 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,122, the median household income is $34,433, and 26.3% of the persons in Duplin County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,545. Retail sales (in $1000) were $412,609, and sales per capita were $7,879. The percentage of black-owned firms is 12.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.7%.
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