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Population in 2012: 935 (4% urban, 96% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.6%
 

Males: 443  (47.4%)
Females: 492  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  45.9 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 27804, 27809.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,009 (it was $35,417 in 2000)
Dortches:

$47,009
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,058

Dortches town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $170,172 (it was $88,500 in 2000)
Dortches:

$170,172
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $217,546; Detached houses: $218,459; Mobile homes: $206,400

Median gross rent in 2012: $686.

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  • White alone - 649 (69.4%)
  • Black alone - 226 (24.2%)
  • Hispanic - 35 (3.7%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dortches: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (21.2%), English (12.4%), Irish (10.3%), German (9.0%), French (5.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 194 feet

Land area: 7.70 square miles.

Population density: 121 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Dortches:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dortches town:

  • Never married: 16.8%
  • Now married: 65.5%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
North Carolina:  7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,137 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $844 (0.5%)

Dortches satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rocky Mount, NC (4.9 miles , pop. 55,893).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (46.0 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (312.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Red Oak, NC (1.7 miles ), Rocky Mount, NC (2.2 miles ), Nashville, NC (2.5 miles ), Sharpsburg, NC (3.2 miles ), Whitakers, NC (3.2 miles ), Momeyer, NC (3.3 miles ), Castalia, NC (3.5 miles ), Elm City, NC (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 36.01 N, Longitude: 77.86 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.5%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -63 (-7.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Dortches-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.0 miles away from the Dortches town center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 11/15/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.4 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dortches-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 90.3 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 98.9 miles away from Dortches center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nash County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 3, Ice Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Dortches:

  • BMA OF ROCKY MOUNT INC (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; ROCKY MOUNT, NC)
  • COASTAL PLAIN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; ROCKY MOUNT, NC)
  • NASH GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, about 3 miles away; ROCKY MOUNT, NC)

Amtrak station near Dortches:

  • 7 miles: ROCKY MOUNT (101 HAMMOND ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dortches:

  • East Carolina University (about 40 miles; Greenville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 20,942)
  • Pitt Community College (about 41 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,389)
  • Wayne Community College (about 43 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,008)
  • Johnston Community College (about 45 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 2,166)
  • Shaw University (about 47 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 2,283)
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh (about 48 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 26,736)
  • Wake Technical Community College (about 54 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 4,554)

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Churches in Dortches include: Stony Creek Church (A), Spring Green Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Brake Cemetery (1), Ellen Cemetery (2), Brown Cemetery (3), Coley Cemetery (4), Rocky Mount Memorial Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.6. This is about average.
City:

29.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 15.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.8
U.S.:

25.4
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.68
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 2.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.00
U.S.:

3.46


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.3%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% 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:  71.8%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Dortches, NC

Dortches compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.


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Banks with branches in Dortches (2011 data):

  • First South Bank: Dortches Branch at 3635 North Halifax Road, branch established on 1998/09/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $744.4 mil, Deposits: $644.7 mil, headquarters in Washington, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: First South Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Dortches travel time to work - commute


Dortches mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Dortches town (based on Nash County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.19%
Here45.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents52.2%17.8%4.5%4.3%3.5%
Congregations37.9%14.5%7.3%0.8%4.0%
NameEpiscopal ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchAssemblies of GodOriginal Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents2.8%2.5%2.5%1.9%8.0%
Congregations1.6%7.3%2.4%4.8%19.4%
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: 24
Here:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Nash County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
This county:

7.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Nash County:

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Nash County:

11.7%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.3%
State:

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

14.3%
North Carolina:

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$550
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$578
Water Supply 0$0 1$580
Totals for Government 0$0 7$1,708

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $48,000 ($51.34)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($21.39)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($16.04)
    General Public Buildings: $8,000 ($8.56)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($5.35)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($2.14)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($1.07)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($1.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $33,000 ($35.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $34,000 ($36.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $107,000 ($114.44)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $49,000 ($52.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($16.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $8,000 ($8.56)
  • Tax - NEC: $1,000 ($1.07)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,440,000 ($2609.63)

7.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.86%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($95 average AGI)
Nash County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Edgecombe County, NC  2.39% ($25,141 average AGI)
from Wilson County, NC  0.67% ($30,049)
from Wake County, NC  0.52% ($37,575)


7.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($178 average AGI)
Nash County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Edgecombe County, NC  1.97% ($22,009 average AGI)
to Wake County, NC  0.94% ($40,513)
to Wilson County, NC  0.79% ($21,318)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dortches:

  • WEED (1390 AM; 5 kW; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRMT (1490 AM; 1 kW; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYAL (1280 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCPS (760 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TARBORO, NC; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCAST VENTURES, LTD)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dortches:

  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSAY-FM (98.5 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRQM (90.9 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WRSV (92.1 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)
  • WYFL (92.5 FM; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • W201BY (88.1 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WZAX (99.7 FM; NASHVILLE, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKTC (95.5 FM; PINETOPS, NC; Owner: WEQQ, INC.)
  • W287AL (105.3 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dortches:

  • WHIG-LP (Channel 57; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: ACTION COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • W66DK (Channel 66; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WNCR-LP (Channel 20; WILSON, NC; Owner: ON THE MAP, INC.)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$201,9885$174,74234$179,0701$53,9304$86,893
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$246,2900$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$177,3809$167,3020$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$202,9501$118,2506$211,6020$01$33,960
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$03$177,7770$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$220,1200$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$258,4801$210,940
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.03

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