Sunbury, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 289.
Males: 134  (46.5%)
Females: 155  (53.5%)
Median resident age:

66.2 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 27979.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,017
Sunbury:

$55,017
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,578

Sunbury CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $151,528
Sunbury:

$151,528
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $161,998; detached houses: $187,934; mobile homes: $89,494

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,170.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sunbury: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.0%
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  • Races in Sunbury, NC (2010)
    • 23481.0%White alone
    • 3913.5%Black alone
    • 134.5%Hispanic
    • 20.7%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Asian alone

Races in Sunbury detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Sunbury, North Carolina as of January 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sunbury is 45 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (36.8%), Armenian (6.4%), German (6.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 36 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Suffolk, VA (20.8 miles , pop. 63,677).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (36.4 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (258.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Gatesville, NC (2.9 miles ),
Harrellsville, NC (3.7 miles),
South Mills, NC (4.0 miles ),
Cofield, NC (4.2 miles ),
Winfall, NC (4.2 miles ),
Winton, NC (4.3 miles ),
Colerain, NC (4.3 miles ),
Hertford, NC (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 36.44 N, Longitude: 76.61 W

Area code: 252

Distribution of median household income in Sunbury, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sunbury, NC in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 48.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Sunbury-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the Sunbury place center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/4/1967, a category F3 tornado 7.8 miles away from the place center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sunbury-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below 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 106.6 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 95.3 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 121.4 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 115.4 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 116.8 miles away from Sunbury center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 270.8 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 Gates County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Sunbury:

  • DOWN EAST HEALTH AND REHAB CEN (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GATESVILLE, NC)

Heliports located in Sunbury:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sunbury:

  • Elizabeth City State University (about 26 miles; Elizabeth City, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,803)
  • Tidewater Community College (about 34 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 20,975)
  • Regent University (about 35 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 3,429)
  • Norfolk State University (about 35 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 6,032)
  • Old Dominion University (about 35 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 19,825)
  • ECPI University (about 37 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 10,694)
  • Hampton University (about 43 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,494)

Public elementary/middle school in Sunbury:

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Church in Sunbury: Saint Johns Zion Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Harrell Swamp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

2.2 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

66.7%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.4%
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

Banks with branches in Sunbury (2011 data):

  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Sunbury Branch at North Carolina Highway 32, branch established on 1912/07/01. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Sunbury:

Marital status in Sunbury, NC
  • Never married: 14.7%
  • Now married: 75.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

For population 25 years and over in Sunbury:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.5%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
North Carolina average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sunbury, NC (based on Gates County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,05822
Mainline Protestant7529
Black Protestant6215
Other2-
None5,764-
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 convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Gates County:

5.98 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Gates County:

3.42 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

12.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Gates County:

33.4%
North Carolina:

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

17.8%
North Carolina:

15.6%

5.48% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,694 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
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 Suffolk city, VA  1.00% ($40,921 average AGI)
from Portsmouth city, VA  0.58% ($55,091)


5.73% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
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 Suffolk city, VA  0.92% ($34,600 average AGI)
to Pasquotank County, NC  0.60% ($31,087)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sunbury:

  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WHKT (1650 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFOG (1050 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGAI (560 AM; 1 kW; ELIZABETH CITY, NC; Owner: MAX RADIO OF THE CAROLINAS LICENSES LLC)
  • WGPL (1350 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA URBAN RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sunbury:

  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WVKL (95.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBXB (100.1 FM; EDENTON, NC; Owner: EDENTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WQDK (99.3 FM; AHOSKIE, NC; Owner: MAX MEDIA OF THE CAROLINAS LLC)
  • WGPS (88.3 FM; ELIZABETH CITY, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WFMZ (104.9 FM; HERTFORD, NC; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJCD (107.7 FM; WINDSOR, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKJX (96.7 FM; ELIZABETH CITY, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO OF ELIZABETH CITY, INC.)
  • WCBZ (103.7 FM; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WRSF (105.7 FM; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOWI (102.9 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSVY-FM (105.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNSB (91.1 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WLQM-FM (101.7 FM; FRANKLIN, VA; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPTE (94.9 FM; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sunbury:

  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • 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)
  • WUND-TV (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGNT (Channel 27; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WVBT (Channel 43; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WITD-CA (Channel 23; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNLO-CA (Channel 45; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBTD-LP (Channel 66; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKTD-CA (Channel 17; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)

Sunbury fatal accident list:

Dec 21, 2010 05:50 PM, Rp-1322, Lat: 36.454825, Lon: -76.620992, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 28, 1990 07:50 AM, 158, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 16.3mTotal length
  • 16,840Total average daily traffic
  • 1,847Total average daily truck traffic
  • 33,680Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sunbury)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Sunbury Fire Department Hwy 158 (Lat: 36.441833 Lon: -76.611889), Call Sign: WRB375,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.100 MHz, 155.895 MHz, Grant Date: 03/19/2015, Expiration Date: 05/01/2025, Registrant: Southeastern Cable Products, Inc, Ahoskie, NC 27910, Phone: (252) 332-7900, Fax: (252) 209-0586, Email:
  • 225 Bosley Rd (Lat: 36.412500 Lon: -76.602222), Call Sign: WQEI483,
    Assigned Frequencies: 150.935 MHz, Grant Date: 01/27/2016, Expiration Date: 02/02/2026, Certifier: Kurt Hoffler, Registrant: Tbs Electronics, Inc., 5225 Sw Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66609, Phone: (785) 862-7450, Fax: (785) 862-7647, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: K4NKJ, Licensee ID: L00991598, Grant Date: 05/20/2005, Expiration Date: 07/28/2015, Cancellation Date: 07/29/2017, Registrant: Billy C Maurice Mr, 116 Folly Rd, Sunbury, NC 27979
  • Call Sign: WE4CW, Previous Call Sign: KI5LA, Licensee ID: L00339850, Grant Date: 01/06/2009, Expiration Date: 01/06/2019, Cancellation Date: 03/13/2012, Certifier: Charlie R Rollack, Registrant: Charlie R Rollack, 1437 Hwy U S 158 E., Sunbury, NC 27979

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 22
  • Hazardous Condition: 4
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1
Fire incident types in Sunbury, NC

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sunbury, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sunbury, NC
  • 77.8%Electricity
  • 22.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sunbury, NC
  • 100.0%Electricity


Sunbury compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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