Creswell, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 263 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.4%
 
Males: 109  (41.7%)
Females: 154  (58.3%)
Median resident age:  42.5 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 27928.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,006 (it was $20,833 in 2000)
Creswell:

$49,006
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,851 (it was $11,769 in 2000)

Creswell town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $124,692 (it was $47,100 in 2000)
Creswell:

$124,692
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $144,619; Detached houses: $155,632; Mobile homes: $40,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $560.

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Creswell races chart
  • Black alone - 120 (43.5%)
  • White alone - 116 (42.0%)
  • Hispanic - 32 (11.6%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (2.5%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.4%)

Races in Creswell detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Creswell: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (18.5%), Irish (9.4%), Polish (4.0%), German (3.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%), Scottish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1874

Elevation: 7 feet

Land area: 0.42 square miles.

Population density: 630 people per square mile   (low).

Creswell,NC real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Creswell:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Creswell town:

  • Never married: 34.5%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

61 residents are foreign born

This town:  16.2%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Creswell, North Carolina as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Creswell to the number of sex offenders is 45 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $950 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,104 (0.8%)

Creswell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, NC (58.0 miles , pop. 60,476).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Virginia Beach, VA (68.9 miles , pop. 425,257).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (293.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Columbia, NC (3.0 miles ), Roper, NC (3.5 miles ), Edenton, NC (4.2 miles ), Plymouth, NC (4.5 miles ), Hertford, NC (4.7 miles ), Winfall, NC (4.9 miles ), Pantego, NC (5.0 miles) , Belhaven, NC (5.1 miles ).

Latitude: 35.87 N, Longitude: 76.39 W

Area code: 252

Creswell household income distribution Creswell home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -81 (-22.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)

Work and jobs in Creswell: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Creswell, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Creswell-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 47.1 miles away from the Creswell town center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/17/1988, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Creswell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 88% 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 145.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.1 miles away from Creswell center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 296.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 160.1 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) earthquake occurred 151.4 miles away from Creswell center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 154.7 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 Washington County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Creswell topographic map

Birthplace of: Elmo Langley - Racing driver.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Creswell:

  • Elizabeth City State University (about 30 miles; Elizabeth City, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,803)
  • East Carolina University (about 58 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)
  • Pitt Community College (about 62 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • Regent University (about 66 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 3,429)
  • Craven Community College (about 66 miles; New Bern, NC; FT enrollment: 2,712)
  • Edgecombe Community College (about 67 miles; Tarboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,058)
  • Norfolk State University (about 69 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 6,032)

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Public elementary/middle school in Creswell:

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Church in Creswell: Creswell Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 17.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

17.0
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.68
U.S.:

1.93

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

CRESWELL TOWN OF (Population served: 482, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-04-2014), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-04-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-21-2014)
SOMERSET PLACE HISTORIC SITE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-03-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-07-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-21-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Creswell that have no violations reported:

  • PETTIGREW STATE PARK (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.2%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.6% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  59.8%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Creswell compared to North Carolina state average:

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

Banks with branches in Creswell (2011 data):

  • The East Carolina Bank: Creswell Branch at Seventh Street And U.S. Highway 64, branch established on 1963/01/15. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $921.7 mil, Deposits: $797.6 mil, headquarters in Engelhard, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Ecb Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Creswell travel time to work - commute Creswell mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (39%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Creswell town (based on Washington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.24%
Here: 52.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchOriginal Free Will BaptistsChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents27.9%19.5%11.7%8.7%8.1%
Congregations19.5%14.6%14.6%9.8%4.9%
NameInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Baha'iOther
Adherents6.2%3.6%3.2%3.0%8.0%
Congregations7.3%4.9%4.9%-19.5%
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: 4
Washington County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Washington County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Washington County:

7.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

7.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

32.3%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.0%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,465$29,5800$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$893
Water Supply 1$2,955$35,4602$1,105
Totals for Government 2$5,420$32,5207$1,998

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $103,000 ($391.63)
  • Current Operations - Housing & Community Development: $147,000 ($558.94)
    Sewerage: $70,000 ($266.16)
    Central Staff Services: $46,000 ($174.90)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($114.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($91.25)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($79.85)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($49.43)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($11.41)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($11.41)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($7.60)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($3.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($22.81)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $94,000 ($357.41)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($3.80)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $92,000 ($349.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($102.66)
    All Other: $10,000 ($38.02)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $134,000 ($509.51)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $34,000 ($129.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($30.42)
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($22.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($152.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $99,000 ($376.43)
    General Support: $11,000 ($41.83)
    Highways: $11,000 ($41.83)
  • Tax - Property: $37,000 ($140.68)

Creswell government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($45.63)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $13,000 ($49.43)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($3.80)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,000 ($3.80)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $12,000 ($45.63)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($41.83)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $495,000 ($1882.13)

3.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,354 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.99%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Martin County, NC  0.57% ($23,000 average AGI)
from Beaufort County, NC  0.32% ($57,857)
from Tyrrell County, NC  0.30% ($20,231)


5.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,204 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pitt County, NC  0.65% ($21,966 average AGI)
to Beaufort County, NC  0.54% ($35,667)
to Martin County, NC  0.52% ($35,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Creswell:

  • WJPI (1470 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES INC..)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • 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)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZBO (1260 AM; 1 kW; EDENTON, NC; Owner: LAWRENCE LOESCH & MARGARET LOESCH)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Creswell:

  • WERX-FM (102.5 FM; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: LAWRENCE LOESCH & MARGARET LOESCH)
  • WRSF (105.7 FM; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO, INC.)
  • WCBZ (103.7 FM; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WWOC (94.5 FM; HATTERAS, NC; Owner: MAX MEDIA OF THE CAROLINAS LLC)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WFMZ (104.9 FM; HERTFORD, NC; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCXL (104.1 FM; KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC; Owner: MAX RADIO OF THE CAROLINAS LICENSES LLC)
  • WPNC-FM (95.9 FM; PLYMOUTH, NC; Owner: DURLYN BROADCASTING, CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Creswell:

  • WUND-TV (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSKY-TV (Channel 4; MANTEO, NC; Owner: SKY TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WFTB-LP (Channel 55; WILLIAMSTON, ETC., NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES, INC.)

Creswell fatal accident list:

Dec 30, 1997 01:04 PM, Us64, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Creswell)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Us 64 4 Mi W (Lat: 35.915167 Lon: -76.471333), Call Sign: KSP261
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.2600 MHz, 47.3200 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/03/2005, Expiration Date: 08/28/2015
    Registrant: Nc Dot Eicu, 4809 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606, Phone: (919) 733-2220, Fax: (919) 733-1192, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KI4HNO, Licensee ID: L00934592
    Grant Date: 11/03/2004, Expiration Date: 11/03/2014, Certifier: Andrew C Broome
    Registrant: Andrew C Broome, 2956 Ambrose Rd, Creswell, NC 27928

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4239Q , Serial Number: 17260139, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 10/05/1971
    Registrant (Corporation): Seaboard Timber Co Inc, Po Box 5, Creswell, NC 27928

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 19
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Creswell

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Creswell, NC
Most common first names in Creswell, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2670.9 years
James2670.2 years
Charlie1768.0 years
John1676.6 years
Mary1582.2 years
Robert1173.2 years
Joseph1061.3 years
Annie1079.5 years
Henry987.0 years
Thomas877.7 years
Most common last names in Creswell, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davenport6276.2 years
Phelps5476.0 years
Spruill3278.3 years
Ambrose2877.9 years
Furlough1972.4 years
Spear1875.8 years
Woodley1680.1 years
Sawyer1572.0 years
Clifton1571.6 years
Barnes1579.0 years

Businesses in Creswell, NC

  • U.S. Cellular: 1
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