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Population in 2012: 90 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.4%
Males: 40  (44.5%)
Females: 50  (55.5%)

Median resident age:  42.5 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip code: 27818

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,956 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Como:

$44,956
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,854

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $130,849 (it was $72,500 in 2000)
Como:

$130,849
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $114,440; Detached houses: $114,440
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  • White alone - 80 (87.9%)
  • Black alone - 7 (7.7%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (3.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.1%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Como: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (33.6%), Scottish (12.1%), United States (8.4%), German (4.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%), French (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 74 feet

Land area: 3.35 square miles.

Population density: 27 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Como:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Como town:

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 23.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Como, North Carolina as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Como to the number of sex offenders is 45 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,667 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $900 (1.4%)

Como satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Suffolk, VA (28.0 miles , pop. 63,677).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (49.6 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (262.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Riverdale, VA (2.2 miles ), Murfreesboro, NC (2.5 miles ), Southampton Meadows, VA (2.8 miles ), Winton, NC (3.0 miles ), Severn, NC (3.1 miles ), Newsoms, VA (3.3 miles ), Cofield, NC (3.4 miles ), Boykins, VA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 36.50 N, Longitude: 77.01 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.5%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -24 (-23.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)


Average climate in Como, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Como-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.8 miles away from the Como town center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.7 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Como-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from Como center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 99.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hertford County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Como:

  • SOUTHAMPTON DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; FRANKLIN, VA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE EAST NORTHAMPTON COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; CONWAY, NC)
  • NANNIE HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; FRANKLIN, VA)

Political contributions by individuals in Como, NC

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Como:

  • Tidewater Community College (about 47 miles; Norfolk, VA; Full-time enrollment: 12,101)
  • Elizabeth City State University (about 48 miles; Elizabeth City, NC; FT enrollment: 2,876)
  • Norfolk State University (about 48 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 5,675)
  • Old Dominion University (about 48 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 15,643)
  • Christopher Newport University (about 49 miles; Newport News, VA; FT enrollment: 4,722)
  • Regent University (about 51 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 2,141)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 52 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 3,554)

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Church in Como: Buckhorn Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Hertford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Como and their reported violations in the past:

MT SINAI BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-21-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JAN-23-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-13-2004), St Public Notif requested (JAN-13-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2004)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-29-1999), St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-1999), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2004)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
PEGGY`S (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 34.5%
(23.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  58.5%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Como compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Como travel time to work - commute


Como mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Como town (based on Hertford County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.29%
Here43.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchAssemblies of GodOriginal Free Will Baptists
Adherents66.5%10.2%5.0%4.9%3.3%
Congregations52.6%10.5%5.3%5.3%2.6%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents2.6%1.8%1.5%1.5%2.8%
Congregations5.3%2.6%2.6%5.3%7.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Hertford County:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Hertford County:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Hertford County:

34.3%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hertford County:

12.7%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$800
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$191
Totals for Government 0$0 6$991

Como government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $25,000 ($277.78)
    Health Services - Other: $20,000 ($222.22)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($144.44)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($33.33)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($11.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $1,000 ($11.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($55.56)

Como government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $2,000 ($22.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $19,000 ($211.11)
    General Support: $3,000 ($33.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $19,000 ($211.11)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($44.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($111.11)
    General Support: $2,000 ($22.22)
  • Tax - Property: $19,000 ($211.11)

Como government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $115,000 ($1277.78)

5.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,710 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bertie County, NC  1.10% ($27,633 average AGI)
from Northampton County, NC  0.61% ($23,341)
from Gates County, NC  0.35% ($25,120)


6.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,054 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Bertie County, NC  0.99% ($28,394 average AGI)
to Northampton County, NC  0.54% ($25,692)
to Pitt County, NC  0.54% ($24,154)

Strongest AM radio stations in Como:

  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWDR (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MURFREESBORO, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WLQM (1250 AM; daytime; 1 kW; FRANKLIN, VA; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYAL (1280 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Como:

  • WDLZ (98.3 FM; MURFREESBORO, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLQM-FM (101.7 FM; FRANKLIN, VA; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBXB (100.1 FM; EDENTON, NC; Owner: EDENTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WHRO-FM (90.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WHRV (89.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQDK (99.3 FM; AHOSKIE, NC; Owner: MAX MEDIA OF THE CAROLINAS LLC)
  • WVKL (95.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCBZ (103.7 FM; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WKJX (96.7 FM; ELIZABETH CITY, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO OF ELIZABETH CITY, INC.)
  • WJCD (107.7 FM; WINDSOR, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRU (88.5 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: ROANOKE VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W214BJ (90.7 FM; MURFREESBORO, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Como:

  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WTVZ-TV (Channel 33; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WTVZ LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHRO-TV (Channel 15; HAMPTON-NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOC, INC.)
  • WPXV (Channel 49; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUND-TV (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGNT (Channel 27; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)

Como fatal accident list:

May 26, 1995 00:45 AM, Us258, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 6, 1978 03:10 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Jerri L Janjua, 149 Spiers Road (Lat: 36.502639 Lon: -77.017778), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASA5REG
  • Stephanie I Jones, 149 Spiers Road (Lat: 36.502639 Lon: -77.017778), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASA5REG

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Fire Dept On Us 258 (Lat: 36.502917 Lon: -77.005250), Call Sign: KZV309, Licensee ID: L00005452
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.1800 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/14/1996, Expiration Date: 04/08/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/25/2001
    Registrant: County Of Hertford, County Courthouse, Winton, NC 27986, Phone: (919) 358-1621

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • COMO, 149 Spiers Road (Lat: 36.502639 Lon: -77.017778), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQQT830
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6034.15 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/01/2013, Expiration Date: 03/01/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KG4GEJ, Licensee ID: L00203043
    Grant Date: 12/01/2009, Expiration Date: 02/02/2020, Certifier: Danny D Edwards
    Registrant: Danny D Edwards, 1240 Us Highway 258 N, Como, NC 27818
  • Call Sign: KJ4HMS, Licensee ID: L01441145
    Grant Date: 10/28/2008, Expiration Date: 10/28/2018, Certifier: Roy W Howell
    Registrant: Roy W Howell, 345 Statesville Rd, Como, NC 27818


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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