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Population in 2012: 268 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.9%
 

Males: 134  (50.2%)
Females: 134  (49.8%)

Median resident age:  51.5 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 27862.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,983 (it was $32,969 in 2000)
Severn:

$30,983
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,981

Severn town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $100,262 (it was $46,700 in 2000)
Severn:

$100,262
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $100,440; Detached houses: $106,236; Mobile homes: $73,289
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  • White alone - 186 (67.4%)
  • Black alone - 86 (31.2%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Severn: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: English (22.3%), United States (20.1%), Irish (12.9%), German (11.7%), Scottish (9.1%), Hungarian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 90 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 266 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Severn:

  • High school or higher: 71.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Severn town:

  • Never married: 31.4%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 3.4%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.8%
North Carolina:  7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,162 (1.4%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.0%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+1.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Construction (36%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction laborers (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)

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Average climate in Severn, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Severn-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 46% greater 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 below North Carolina state average. It is 98% 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 84.1 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 98.7 miles away from Severn 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 88.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 94.2 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 Northampton County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Severn topographic map

Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Severn, NC

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Severn:

  • Virginia State University (about 52 miles; Petersburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,635)
  • Christopher Newport University (about 55 miles; Newport News, VA; FT enrollment: 4,722)
  • Tidewater Community College (about 55 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 12,101)
  • Old Dominion University (about 56 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 15,643)
  • Norfolk State University (about 56 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 5,675)
  • Elizabeth City State University (about 57 miles; Elizabeth City, NC; FT enrollment: 2,876)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 58 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 3,554)

Public elementary/middle school in Severn:


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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.1%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 97.9% for Black residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Severn, NC

Severn compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Severn travel time to work - commute


Severn mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Severn town (based on Northampton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 31.37%
Here31.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents62.3%33.5%1.1%1.0%2.1%
Congregations41.5%43.9%2.4%4.9%7.3%
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: 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.
State:

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

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

15.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

37.5%
North Carolina:

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

18.0%
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 1$3,039$36,4680$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,197$26,3640$0
Sewerage 1$1,462$17,5440$0
Totals for Government 3$6,698$26,7920$0

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $76,000 ($283.58)
    Regular Highways: $65,000 ($242.54)
    Sewerage: $31,000 ($115.67)
    Police Protection: $30,000 ($111.94)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($48.51)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($41.04)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($3.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($7.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $37,000 ($138.06)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($29.85)
    Central Staff: $2,000 ($7.46)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $102,000 ($380.60)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $52,000 ($194.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $26,000 ($97.01)
    All Other: $16,000 ($59.70)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $41,000 ($152.99)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($48.51)
    Rents: $1,000 ($3.73)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($82.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $22,000 ($82.09)
    Highways: $11,000 ($41.04)
  • Tax - Property: $93,000 ($347.01)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.73)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $28,000 ($104.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $25,000 ($93.28)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,000 ($11.19)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $576,000 ($2149.25)

6.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.39%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Halifax County, NC  1.84% ($26,519 average AGI)
from Hertford County, NC  0.55% ($25,692)
from Bertie County, NC  0.24% ($24,235)


6.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,079 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
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 Halifax County, NC  1.86% ($27,654 average AGI)
to Hertford County, NC  0.62% ($23,341)
to Wake County, NC  0.38% ($35,222)

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:

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



FCC Registered Private 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
    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: 07/22/2003, Expiration Date: 09/28/2013, Certifier: Paul C Pearce
    Registrant: Telpage, 636 South Main St., Emporia, VA 23847, Phone: (804) 634-5100, Fax: (804) 634-5004, 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
    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
    Registrant (Individual): David E Little, Po Box 503, Severn, NC 27877


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


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
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