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Welcome to Lucama ...

The town of Lucama is located in Wilson County<1>.

The location of Lucama has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Lucama: loo-CAH-muh<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lucama has a population of 1,147 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lucama.

Lucama is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Lucama lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lucama is located in the (252) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lucama had an population of 1,147 people. This is an increase of 3.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 35.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lucama had a population of 1,108 people. This makes Lucama the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Lucama represents 0.01% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 324th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,108 people, the population of Lucama increased 30.81% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 847 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lucama.

Communities near Lucama ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lucama.

  • Wilson [Wilson County]
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    • Wilson [Wilson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Lucama
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilson<7>
  • Goldsboro [Wayne County]
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    • Goldsboro [Wayne County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Lucama
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,447 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldsboro<7>
  • Selma [Johnston County]
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    • Selma [Johnston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Lucama
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,323 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<7>
  • Pine Level [Johnston County]
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    • Pine Level [Johnston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Lucama
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,080 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Level<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County]
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      • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Lucama
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,018 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharpsburg<7>
    • Kenly [Johnston County]
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      • Kenly [Johnston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Lucama
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenly<7>
    • Princeton [Johnston County]
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      • Princeton [Johnston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Lucama
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<7>
    • Elm City [Wilson County]
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      • Elm City [Wilson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Lucama
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,296 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elm City<7>
    • Fremont [Wayne County]
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      • Fremont [Wayne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Lucama
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<7>
    • Middlesex [Nash County]
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      • Middlesex [Nash County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Lucama
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlesex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lucama. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lucama.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lucama. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lucama.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lucama. See our Newspapers Page for Lucama.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lucama ...

Looking for more information about Lucama? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lucama, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lucama.

Adding Lucama to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lucama in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lucama was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lucama on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lucama on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Wilson County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lucama. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Wilson County: www.wilson-co.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Wilson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Lucama. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lucama.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lucama - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lucama) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lucama. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LucamaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lucama. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6447, Longitude: -78.0072       In this case, the coordinates for Lucama have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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