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Rex, North Carolina

Coordinates: 34°51′03″N 79°02′49″W / 34.85083°N 79.04694°W / 34.85083; -79.04694
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Rex, North Carolina
I.J. Williams Grocery in Rex
I.J. Williams Grocery in Rex
Rex, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Rex, North Carolina
Rex, North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°51′03″N 79°02′49″W / 34.85083°N 79.04694°W / 34.85083; -79.04694
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)
 • Land0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation184 ft (56 m)
 • Total50
 • Density67.39/sq mi (26.01/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area codes910, 472
FIPS code37-56100[3]
GNIS feature ID2403472[2]

Rex is a census-designated place (CDP) in Robeson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 55 at the 2010 census, and Rex ranked fourth on the list of the highest-income places in the United States.[citation needed]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 55 people, 17 households, and 13 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 74.7 inhabitants per square mile (28.8/km2). There were 17 housing units at an average density of 23.1/sq mi (8.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 47.27% White, 40.00% African American, 9.09% Native American, and 3.64% from two or more races.

There were 17 households, out of which 52.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 5.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.24 and the average family size was 3.69.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 30.9% under the age of 18, 14.5% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 12.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.


There are currently no mercantile operations in Rex. The primary industry is farming and farming related industries. Rex has two CSX railroad crossings as well as its own U.S. Post Office Branch. Some of the longtime commercial businesses in Rex were: H.P. Johnson - General Merchandise, R.N. Johnson Grocery, and I.J. Williams Grocery.


There are three churches in the immediate Rex, NC vicinity: Rex Presbyterian Church, Mount Olive Presbyterian Church, and New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. All of the churches serving this area are over 100 years old.


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rex, North Carolina
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.