Severn, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 239 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.1%
 
Males: 95  (39.8%)
Females: 144  (60.2%)
Median resident age:

51.3 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 27862.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $34,787 (it was $32,969 in 2000)
Severn:

$34,787
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,883 (it was $16,227 in 2000)

Severn town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $110,768 (it was $46,700 in 2000)
Severn:

$110,768
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $155,535; detached houses: $154,167

Median gross rent in 2019: $883.

March 2019 cost of living index in Severn: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.6%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.1% for Black residents)
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According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Severn, North Carolina as of March 05, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Severn is 199 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (32.6%), Scotch-Irish (6.2%), Scottish (4.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 90 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 237 people per square mile   (very low).

Severn, North Carolina map

5 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

This town:

2.3%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,126 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,069 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Suffolk, VA (35.8 miles , pop. 63,677).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (57.6 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (265.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Boykins, VA (2.2 miles ),
Branchville, VA (2.3 miles),
Conway, NC (2.4 miles ),
Murfreesboro, NC (2.7 miles ),
Newsoms, VA (2.9 miles ),
Como, NC (3.1 miles),
Woodland, NC (3.6 miles ),
Riverdale, VA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 36.51 N, Longitude: 77.19 W

Distribution of median household income in Severn, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Severn, NC in 2019

Severn satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.8%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+1.9%).
Most common industries in Severn, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (22.4%)
  • Public administration (12.2%)
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Chemicals (9.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (32.7%)
  • Public administration (18.2%)
  • Chemicals (16.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.5%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (3.6%)
  • Paper (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (11.6%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (7.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Severn, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Construction laborers (9.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Top executives (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction laborers (16.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Top executives (7.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (9.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9.3%)
  • Cashiers (7.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (7.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.0%)

Average climate in Severn, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Severn-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the Severn 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 22.2 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:

Severn-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 105.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.1 miles away from Severn center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 217.1 miles away from Severn center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 100.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 108.0 miles away from Severn center
On 8/24/2011 at 00:04:36, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 ML) earthquake occurred 105.7 miles away from Severn center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Northampton County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Severn topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Severn:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE EAST NORTHAMPTON COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; CONWAY, NC)
  • COURTLAND HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; COURTLAND, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Severn:

  • Southside Virginia Community College (about 47 miles; Alberta, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,716)
  • Edgecombe Community College (about 49 miles; Tarboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,058)
  • Virginia State University (about 52 miles; Petersburg, VA; FT enrollment: 5,815)
  • Nash Community College (about 55 miles; Rocky Mount, NC; FT enrollment: 2,520)
  • Christopher Newport University (about 55 miles; Newport News, VA; FT enrollment: 5,061)
  • Tidewater Community College (about 56 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 20,975)
  • Old Dominion University (about 56 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 19,825)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Severn Police Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Northampton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

67.5%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.8%
Whole state:

5.9%


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

For population 15 years and over in Severn:

Marital status in Severn, NC
  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 40.2%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

For population 25 years and over in Severn:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
North Carolina average:

11.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Severn, NC (based on Northampton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,18018
Mainline Protestant1,79617
Black Protestant1,5518
Other42
None15,568-
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: 7
This county:

3.37 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

15.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

37.5%
North Carolina:

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

18.0%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Severn:

50.4%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.2%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Severn:

29.4
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.4%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

15.3%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Severn:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Severn:

33.7%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

52.0%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.2%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Severn, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,662$31,9440$0
Water Supply 1$4,495$53,9401$1,529
Other and Unallocable 1$2,365$28,3800$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$362
Totals for Government 3$9,521$38,0847$1,891

Severn government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $119,000 ($497.91)
    Financial Administration: $118,000 ($493.72)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($79.50)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($79.50)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($58.58)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000 ($54.39)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($37.66)

Severn government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $54,000 ($225.94)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $10,000 ($41.84)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $105,000 ($439.33)
    Highways: $9,000 ($37.66)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,000 ($4.18)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $54,000 ($225.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $11,000 ($46.03)
  • Tax - Property: $239,000 ($1000.00)

5.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,087 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Halifax County, NC  1.75% ($32,241 average AGI)
from Hertford County, NC  0.60% ($31,350)


6.77% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,930 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Halifax County, NC  2.11% ($28,373 average AGI)
to Hertford County, NC  0.79% ($28,208)
to Wake County, NC  0.48% ($34,094)

Strongest AM radio stations in Severn:

  • WWDR (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MURFREESBORO, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, 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.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYAL (1280 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WGGM (820 AM; 10 kW; CHESTER, VA; Owner: HOFFMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Severn:

  • 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)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZRU (88.5 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: ROANOKE VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WYTT (97.9 FM; GASTON, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WRTP-FM (90.1 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCBZ (103.7 FM; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WKTC (95.5 FM; PINETOPS, NC; Owner: WEQQ, INC.)
  • WBKU (91.7 FM; AHSOKIE, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKJX (96.7 FM; ELIZABETH CITY, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO OF ELIZABETH CITY, INC.)
  • WQDK (99.3 FM; AHOSKIE, NC; Owner: MAX MEDIA OF THE CAROLINAS LLC)
  • W214BJ (90.7 FM; MURFREESBORO, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Severn:

  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • 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)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNVN-LP (Channel 20; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Severn fatal accident list:

Feb 17, 2017 03:14 PM, Sr-35, Lat: 36.513228, Lon: -77.185686, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 17, 2017 11:22 PM, Vaughan Creek Rd, Lat: 36.523686, Lon: -77.182033, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 2, 2016 09:38 AM, Sr-1333, Lat: 36.521203, Lon: -77.192464, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 20, 2013 03:00 PM, Mount Carmell Church, Britton Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 29, 1983 09:55 PM, 35, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 10, 1982 09:10 AM, 1335, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 151ft / 46.5mTotal length
  • 5,030Total average daily traffic
  • 330Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,060Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 36.514306 Lon: -77.191917, Call Sign: WST722,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.795 MHz, 159.990 MHz, 159.945 MHz, 159.630 MHz, 159.960 MHz, Grant Date: 05/06/2005, Expiration Date: 04/05/2015, Cancellation Date: 06/06/2015, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 36.516667 Lon: -77.188056, Call Sign: WPCC700,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.325 MHz, 153.305 MHz, 153.245 MHz, Grant Date: 08/01/2013, Expiration Date: 09/28/2023, Certifier: Paul C Pearce, Registrant: Resinall Corp, 302 N Water St, Severn, NC 27877, Phone: (252) 585-1445, Fax: (252) 585-1347, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: LITTLE DAVID E AIR COMMAND TNDM 582 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5272D , Serial Number: 62051, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 06/07/1994, Certificate Issue Date: 04/12/1994
    Registrant (Individual): David E Little, Po Box 503, Severn, NC 27877
  • Aircraft: LITTLE DAVID E RAF 2000 GTX-SE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7088L , Serial Number: 100155, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 11/08/2004, Certificate Issue Date: 04/07/2016
    Registrant (Individual): David E Little, Po Box 503, Severn, NC 27877

Most common first names in Severn, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John876.9 years
James766.6 years
William476.2 years
Henry376.3 years
Howard377.3 years
Mary378.3 years
Ralph374.0 years
Robert382.3 years
Virgie381.7 years
Virginia373.7 years
Most common last names in Severn, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Branch1267.3 years
Britt878.5 years
Blunt867.2 years
Martin779.2 years
Davis767.3 years
Ricks766.4 years
Edwards782.2 years
Grant677.1 years
Joyner672.3 years
Harris673.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Severn, NC
  • 85.7%Electricity
  • 7.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Severn, NC
  • 54.8%Electricity
  • 16.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.9%Utility gas


Severn compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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