Wallace is Duplin County's largest population and retail trade center, serving an estimated 50,000 people in a surrounding three county area. Population as of the 2010 Census was 3,880 with 1,815 households.
Wallace is governed by a Mayor and five Councilmen, having a council-manager form of government.
Pre-schools are available for children ages 3 and 4. Public schools offer modern facilities and excellent administration, faculty and staff.
(Schools available within 15 miles of Wallace)
Colleges and Universities
Industry and Business
Wallace has an active Chamber of Commerce which meets the second Thursday of the month. Wallace 100 Committee, Inc. (chartered by the Chamber) promotes the welfare of the trade, manufacturing, industrial and agricultural interest of the Town and surrounding area. South Park, an industrial park is open near I-40. Low tax rates are an incentive to industries and businesses considering the Wallace area. Poultry processing, frozen foods and swine production are all prospering industries in the area. Storefronts in Downtown Wallace give a unique feeling of a hometown community. The Wallace Municipal Airport, Henderson Field, serves to make Wallace more accessible. The Airport offers a 4,000 foot paved and lighted runway with a navigational beacon.
Cultural and Recreational
The Thelma Dingus Bryant Library is owned and operated by the Town of Wallace. The Friends of the Library, The Friends of the Depot, The Longleaf Arts & Craft Guild, The Wallace-Rose Hill Friends of the Arts and the Wallace Revitalization Association offer cultural activities throughout the year. Civic and fraternal organizations include:
- Rotary Club
- Lions Club
- Chamber of Commerce
- Wallace 100 Committee, Inc.
- Optimist Club
- Book Club
- American Business Woman's Association
- Beta Sigma Phi
- Eastern Star
- Masons and Shriners
The Wallace Revitalization Association and the Town opened the Wanoca Outdoor Amphitheater in 2000. The restoration of the Wallace Depot was completed in 2007. The train station now houses the Wallace Chamber of Commerce, offers a transportation museum, a model train exhibit, a permanent collection room and the Longleaf Arts & Crafts Guild gallery. Recreational programs, arranged by the Town's Parks and Recreational department, are available all year for most every age. The Campbell Center is a multi-purpose recreational facility, offering many activities for the community. It is located on the grounds of Clement Park. Golf courses in the area include Rockfish Country Club on Hwy 41 west of Wallace and River Landing, a private 36 hole championship golf course located off interstate 40 on Hwy 41 east of Wallace.