|Country United States|
FIPS code 37-15440
Elevation 390 m
Zip code 28659
Area code Area codes 336 and 743
|State North Carolina|
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 1019860
Area 10.3 km²
Population 2,053 (2000)
Cricket is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,053 at the 2000 census.
Map of Cricket, NC, USA
Cricket is located at 36°9′47″N 81°10′59″W (36.162968, -81.183077).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,053 people, 862 households, and 581 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 514.7 people per square mile (198.7/km²). There were 951 housing units at an average density of 238.4/sq mi (92.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.30% White, 0.34% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 6.87% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.81% of the population.
There were 862 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.85.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.2 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $27,017, and the median income for a family was $33,148. Males had a median income of $25,720 versus $16,822 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,989. About 9.7% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.