Brogden, North Carolina

Coordinates: 35°17′46″N 78°01′30″W / 35.29611°N 78.02500°W / 35.29611; -78.02500
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Brogden, North Carolina
Brogden, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Brogden, North Carolina
Brogden, North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°17′46″N 78°01′30″W / 35.29611°N 78.02500°W / 35.29611; -78.02500
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total2.26 sq mi (5.84 km2)
 • Land2.22 sq mi (5.74 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation151 ft (46 m)
 • Total2,510
 • Density1,132.67/sq mi (437.34/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)919 and 984
FIPS code37-08110[4]
GNIS feature ID2402718[2]

Brogden is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wayne County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,510 in 2020.[5] It is included in the Goldsboro, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The community takes its name from the Brogden family, Quakers of English descent who settled in the area during the colonial period.[6]

Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[7]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (1.82%) is water.

Brogden's elevations are on average 175 feet above sea level. The area is underlain by unconsolidated beds of sand, clay and gravel. Most of these beds were deposited in seawater as the sea advanced and retreated during the geologic development of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. To a much lesser extent, streams deposited layers of sediment which mixed with that deposited on the sea floor.

The climate in Brogden is characterized by warm summers and moderate winters. The average temperature is about 62 degrees. Annual precipitation is about 50 inches of rainfall per year, with the major portion occurring in the late spring and summer.[8]

Brogden also is the name of a farming community in neighboring Johnston County where Hollywood actress Ava Gardner lived as a child.[9]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2010[11] 2020[12]

2020 census[edit]

Brogden CDP, North Carolina – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[11] Pop 2020[12] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 793 607 30.12% 24.18%
Black or African American alone (NH) 1,411 1,121 53.59% 44.66%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 8 4 0.30% 0.16%
Asian alone (NH) 18 9 0.68% 0.36%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 1 0 0.04% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 8 10 0.30% 0.40%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 30 86 1.14% 3.43%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 364 673 13.82% 26.81%
Total 2,633 2,510 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2000 Census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,907 people, 1,030 households, and 784 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,346.1 inhabitants per square mile (519.7/km2). There were 1,157 housing units at an average density of 535.8 per square mile (206.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 36.29% White, 56.90% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 4.27% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.67% of the population.

There were 1,030 households, out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 21.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 28.1% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $32,875, and the median income for a family was $35,804. Males had a median income of $25,545 versus $19,828 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,293. About 13.6% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under age 18 and 29.4% of those age 65 or over.


Education in Brogden is administered by the Wayne County Public School system with children attending schools in nearby townships. Higher education is offered through Wayne Community College in Goldsboro and Mount Olive College in Mount Olive.




  • The main highway in Brogden is US 117.


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brogden, North Carolina
  3. ^ "Brogden ZIP Code". 2023. Retrieved January 12, 2023.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Brogden CDP, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 13, 2022.
  6. ^ Claude Moore. "Governor Curtis H. Brogden of Wayne". Wayne County, NC - Heritage Series. Archived from the original on November 11, 2014. Retrieved May 29, 2022.
  7. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  8. ^ "Wayne County Facts". Archived from the original on July 24, 2008. Retrieved March 1, 2008.
  9. ^ "Ava Gardner, the Birthday Girl in Her Own Words". December 19, 2019.
  10. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  11. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Brogden CDP, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau.
  12. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Brogden CDP, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau.