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Population in 2012: 243 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.8%
 

Males: 106  (43.9%)
Females: 137  (56.1%)

Median resident age:  39.3 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 27847.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $14,479 (it was $21,750 in 2000)
Kelford:

$14,479
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,772

Kelford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $59,024 (it was $50,900 in 2000)
Kelford:

$59,024
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $56,463; Detached houses: $56,463

Median gross rent in 2012: $563.

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Kelford races chart
  • Black alone - 190 (75.7%)
  • White alone - 58 (23.1%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kelford: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (2.7%), Scottish (2.7%), English (2.1%), Irish (1.4%), United States (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 92 feet

Land area: 0.51 square miles.

Population density: 477 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Kelford:

  • High school or higher: 45.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 17.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kelford town:

  • Never married: 36.3%
  • Now married: 13.7%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 36.3%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.4%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Kelford, North Carolina as of July 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Kelford to the number of sex offenders is 81 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $275 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $233 (0.4%)

Kelford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rocky Mount, NC (36.2 miles , pop. 55,893).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (72.3 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (287.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Roxobel, NC (1.3 miles ), Lewiston Woodville, NC (2.2 miles ), Aulander, NC (2.6 miles ), Rich Square, NC (2.7 miles ), Woodland, NC (3.2 miles ), Scotland Neck, NC (3.4 miles ), Lasker, NC (3.5 miles) , Hobgood, NC (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 36.18 N, Longitude: 77.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

Kelford household income distribution Kelford home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.1%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +41 (+20.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (60%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (30%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Manufacturing (88%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Food processing workers (20%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Woodworkers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Food processing workers (24%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (18%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Kelford-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.6 miles away from the Kelford 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 3.7 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:

Kelford-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 99% 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 81.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kelford topographic map

Birthplace of: Jessica Breland - Women's basketball player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Kelford:

  • HERTFORD-GATES HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; AHOSKIE, NC)
  • RICH SQUARE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; RICH SQUARE, NC)
  • ROANOKE VALLEY NH INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; RICH SQUARE, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Kelford, NC

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kelford:

  • East Carolina University (about 41 miles; Greenville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 20,942)
  • Pitt Community College (about 45 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,389)
  • Elizabeth City State University (about 57 miles; Elizabeth City, NC; FT enrollment: 2,876)
  • Wayne Community College (about 68 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,008)
  • Tidewater Community College (about 70 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 12,101)
  • Norfolk State University (about 71 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 5,675)
  • Old Dominion University (about 71 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 15,643)

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Bertie 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)

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 15.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.8
U.S.:

25.4
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 2.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.00
U.S.:

3.46


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.7%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.2% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.3%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.1%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Kelford, NC

Kelford compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below 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


Kelford travel time to work - commute


Kelford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Wood (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Kelford town (based on Bertie County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.23%
Here43.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents77.5%7.7%7.5%4.4%2.9%
Congregations61.9%11.9%2.4%11.9%11.9%
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: 9
This county:

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Bertie County:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

14.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

37.0%
North Carolina:

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

16.4%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$619
Totals for Government 0$0 7$619

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($65.84)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($53.50)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($41.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($24.69)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($16.46)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($8.23)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($4.12)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $8,000 ($32.92)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $17,000 ($69.96)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $13,000 ($53.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($37.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $24,000 ($98.77)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($4.12)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.12)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($24.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($45.27)
    General Support: $5,000 ($20.58)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($74.07)
    NEC: $2,000 ($8.23)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $115,000 ($473.25)

4.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,292 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($277 average AGI)
Bertie County:

0.20%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hertford County, NC  1.03% ($28,394 average AGI)
from Chowan County, NC  0.33% ($45,652)
from Martin County, NC  0.25% ($19,647)


6.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,874 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
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 Hertford County, NC  1.13% ($27,633 average AGI)
to Pitt County, NC  0.63% ($21,727)
to Martin County, NC  0.47% ($27,970)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kelford:

  • 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.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJPI (1470 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES INC..)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWDR (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MURFREESBORO, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kelford:

  • WBKU (91.7 FM; AHSOKIE, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKTC (95.5 FM; PINETOPS, NC; Owner: WEQQ, INC.)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCBZ (103.7 FM; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WBXB (100.1 FM; EDENTON, NC; Owner: EDENTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKJX (96.7 FM; ELIZABETH CITY, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO OF ELIZABETH CITY, INC.)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WURB (97.7 FM; WINDSOR, NC; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDLZ (98.3 FM; MURFREESBORO, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WZRU (88.5 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: ROANOKE VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIAM-FM (98.9 FM; WINDSOR, NC; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WRTP-FM (90.1 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYTT (97.9 FM; GASTON, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WQDK (99.3 FM; AHOSKIE, NC; Owner: MAX MEDIA OF THE CAROLINAS LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Kelford:

  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUND-TV (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFTB-LP (Channel 55; WILLIAMSTON, ETC., NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Kelford fatal accident list:

Nov 29, 1990 00:20 AM, 308, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KG4EGK, Licensee ID: L01529161
    Grant Date: 11/10/2009, Expiration Date: 08/03/2019, Certifier: David L Humphrey
    Registrant: David L Humphrey, Kelford, NC 27847-0146

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEST OFF SKY RANGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912 (80 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 8028U , Serial Number: SKR0205572, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 10/16/2007
    Registrant (Individual): James R Hewitt, 203 Norfleet St, Kelford, NC 27847


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


Most common first names in Kelford, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1568.6 years
Mary1283.4 years
Joseph578.2 years
John571.9 years
Henry574.2 years
George575.6 years
Frank473.5 years
Roland466.0 years
Rosa484.3 years
Ethel379.7 years
Most common last names in Kelford, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Parker1676.0 years
Walton1174.9 years
Johnson1169.5 years
Brown1075.2 years
Ruffin976.2 years
Bazemore974.8 years
Faison776.4 years
Vick769.0 years
Harrell672.7 years
Joyner673.5 years
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