Hassell, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 82 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.9%
 
Males: 44  (54.0%)
Females: 38  (46.0%)
Median resident age:  48.3 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 27841, 27871.

Hassell Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $20,434 (it was $12,250 in 2000)
Hassell:

$20,434
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,107 (it was $12,498 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $62,785 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Hassell:

$62,785
NC:

$154,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $121,297; Detached houses: $119,000
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    • 4958.3%Black alone
    • 3541.7%White alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Hassell: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (22.0%), Italian (4.0%), Scottish (4.0%), United States (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 79 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 303 people per square mile   (very low).

Hassell, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Hassell:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hassell town:

  • Never married: 33.7%
  • Now married: 32.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 28.4%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,561 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $512 (0.8%)

Hassell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, NC (21.8 miles , pop. 60,476).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (76.8 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (305.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Oak City, NC (2.0 miles ), Hamilton, NC (2.2 miles ), Robersonville, NC (2.4 miles ), Parmele, NC (2.6 miles ), Everetts, NC (2.8 miles) , Bethel, NC (3.0 miles ), Speed, NC (3.2 miles) , Hobgood, NC (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 35.91 N, Longitude: 77.28 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

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

7.3%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -23 (-24.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (50%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (50%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)

Average climate in Hassell, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hassell-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the Hassell town center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hassell-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 87% 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 121.2 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 65.3 miles away from Hassell center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 264.6 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 135.1 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 118.5 miles away from Hassell center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 327.3 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 Martin County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hassell topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hassell:

  • LIFE, INC TWIN ACRES GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; WILLIAMSTON, NC)
  • DIALYSIS CARE OF MARTIN COUNTY INC (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; WILLIAMSTON, NC)
  • MARTIN GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; WILLIAMSTON, NC)
  • ALBEMARLE VILLA (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WILLIAMSTON, NC)
  • THE FOUNTAINS AT THE ALBEMARLE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; TARBORO, NC)
  • SKILL CREATIONS OF TARBORO (Hospital, about 16 miles away; TARBORO, NC)
  • TARBORO NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; TARBORO, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hassell:

  • Edgecombe Community College (about 17 miles; Tarboro, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,058)
  • East Carolina University (about 22 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)
  • Pitt Community College (about 26 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • Nash Community College (about 35 miles; Rocky Mount, NC; FT enrollment: 2,520)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 50 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Wayne Community College (about 52 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 3,174)
  • Craven Community College (about 56 miles; New Bern, NC; FT enrollment: 2,712)

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Church in Hassell: Weeping Mary Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Martin 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 2012 was 77.5. This is about average.

City:

77.5
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.451. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.451
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.93
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 34.0%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.4%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.9%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Hassell compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above 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.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
North Carolina average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (85%)
  • Electricity (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Hassell town (based on Martin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,44544
Mainline Protestant2,42627
Black Protestant9668
Catholic3811
Other22-
None12,265-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Martin County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Martin County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Martin County:

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

8.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Martin County:

34.2%
North Carolina:

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

16.3%
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

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($134.15)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($12.20)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($12.20)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($48.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($60.98)
    General Support: $2,000 ($24.39)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($73.17)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $105,000 ($1280.49)

4.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,731 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.41%
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 Pitt County, NC  1.08% ($25,478 average AGI)
from Beaufort County, NC  0.38% ($25,594)
from Bertie County, NC  0.28% ($23,125)


5.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,814 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
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  1.43% ($25,618 average AGI)
to Beaufort County, NC  0.29% ($25,240)
to Washington County, NC  0.29% ($23,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hassell:

  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYAL (1280 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WIAM (900 AM; 1 kW; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, 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.)
  • WJPI (1470 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES INC..)
  • WEED (1390 AM; 5 kW; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hassell:

  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCBZ (103.7 FM; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WBKU (91.7 FM; AHSOKIE, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKTC (95.5 FM; PINETOPS, NC; Owner: WEQQ, INC.)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, 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)
  • WIAM-FM (98.9 FM; WINDSOR, NC; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WRSV (92.1 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)
  • WGPM (94.3 FM; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WURB (97.7 FM; WINDSOR, NC; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Hassell:

  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTB-LP (Channel 55; WILLIAMSTON, ETC., NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUND-TV (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WYDO (Channel 14; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • W60CV (Channel 60; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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