Faison, North Carolina

Coordinates: 35°06′59″N 78°08′11″W / 35.11639°N 78.13639°W / 35.11639; -78.13639
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Faison, North Carolina
West Main Street in Faison
West Main Street in Faison
Flag of Faison, North Carolina
Official seal of Faison, North Carolina
Faison is located in North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°06′59″N 78°08′11″W / 35.11639°N 78.13639°W / 35.11639; -78.13639
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountiesDuplin, Sampson
 • Total0.87 sq mi (2.24 km2)
 • Land0.87 sq mi (2.24 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation161 ft (49 m)
 • Total784
 • Density905.31/sq mi (349.66/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area codes910, 472
FIPS code37-22560[3]
GNIS feature ID2406482[2]

Faison is a town primarily in Duplin County, North Carolina, with a small portion extending into Sampson County.[4] The population was 784 at the 2020 U.S. census.[5]


Faison was originally called "Faison's Depot", and under the latter name was founded around 1833.[6] The town was named for Henry Faison, the original owner of the town site.[6] A post office has been in operation at Faison since 1838.[7]

The Faison Cemetery, Faison Historic District, Buckner Hill House, and John Wesley Mallard House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[8]


Faison is located in northwestern Duplin County. Two small parcels of land that are part of the town are located 3 miles (5 km) to the west of the rest of the town in Sampson County, next to Interstate 40.[9] U.S. Route 117 passes through the center of town, leading northeast 3 miles (5 km) to Calypso and 21 miles (34 km) to Goldsboro, and south 8 miles (13 km) to Warsaw. North Carolina Highway 403 leads west 3 miles (5 km) to Interstate 40 at Exit 355.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Faison has a total area of 0.77 square miles (2.0 km2), all land.[5]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2020 census[edit]

Faison racial composition[11]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 283 36.1%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 115 14.67%
Native American 5 0.64%
Other/Mixed 36 4.59%
Hispanic or Latino 345 44.01%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 784 people, 401 households, and 273 families residing in the town.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 736 people, 316 households, and 136 families residing in the town. The population density was 888.2 inhabitants per square mile (342.9/km2). There were 354 housing units at an average density of 422.6 per square mile (163.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 64.11% White, 14.78% African American, 0.13% Native American, 20.30% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.73% of the population.

There were 314 households, out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 22.6% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,788, and the median income for a family was $30,724. Males had a median income of $25,536 versus $20,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,558. About 18.7% of families and 27.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and 24.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Faison, North Carolina
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Town of Faison, NC". Town of Faison, NC. Town of Faison, NC. Archived from the original on August 22, 2015. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Faison town, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Proffitt, Martie (April 17, 1983). "Local history offers tasty tidbits". Star-News. pp. 8C. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  7. ^ "Duplin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on February 2, 2016. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  9. ^ "TIGERweb". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 24, 2021.

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