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Bertie County, North Carolina (NC)


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County population in 2012: 20,653 (17% urban, 83% rural); it was 19,773 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,246
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,847
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,801
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,266 (it was 1,942 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%

Land area: 699 sq. mi.
Water area: 42.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 30 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bertie County: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.2%), Manufacturing (23.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Bertie County, North Carolina:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years

Males: 10,534  (43.4%)
Females: 10,748  (56.6%)

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Bertie County,NC real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Bertie County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $28,061 ($25,177 in 1999)
This county:

$28061
North Carolina:

$43674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $299 (lower quartile is $213, upper quartile is $376)
This county:

$299
State:

$568


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $80,293 (it was $53,500 in 2000)
Bertie County:

$80,293
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,831 - $105,103

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $143,065
Here:

$143,065
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $54,598
Here:

$54,598
State:

$173,323

In 2-unit structures: $85,418
Here:

$85,418
State:

$203,185

Mobile homes: $52,201
Here:

$52,201
State:

$45,354
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,104
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $227

Institutionalized population: 1,242

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Bertie County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $526 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $394 (0.6%)


Bertie County household income distribution in 2009 Bertie County home values distribution


Bertie County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 22.5%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.6% for Black residents, 73.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 96.5% for other race residents, 35.1% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

23.5%
Whole state:

12.3%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

9.9%
Whole state:

5.5%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bertie County is $437 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $602 a month.

Cities in this county include: Windsor, Aulander, Lewiston Woodville, Roxobel, Powellsville, Kelford, Colerain, Askewville.

Bertie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Local government website: www.co.bertie.nc.us

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Bertie County: Willow Branch Landing (A), Sans Souci Ferry (B), Cocks Landing (C), Old Mill Landing (D), Coniott Landing (E), Steele Landing (F), Hermitage Wharf (G), Spellers Ferry Landing (H), Woods Landing (I), Willis Landing (J), Todd Landing (K), Thunderbolt Landing (L), Smithwick Landing (M), Robins Landing (N), Point Comfort Landing (O), Peterson (P), Mooring Landing (Q), Lawrence Landing (R), Jordans Landing (S), Jacocks Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bertie County include: Greens Cross Church (A), Capeharts Church (B), Riverside Church (C), Lawrence Church (D), Aulander Church (E), Beautiful Zion Church (F), Luella Church (G), Village Gate Church (H), Weeping Mary Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Barden Cemetery (1), Eastview Cemetery (2), Edgewood Cemetery (3), Norfleet Cemetery (4), Hoggard Cemetery (5), Hillcrest Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Pell Mell Pocosin (A), Beaverdam Pocosin (B), Buckleberry Pocosin (C), Broadneck Swamp (D), Turkey Pond (E), Town Swamp (F), Frog Level Swamp (G), Blue Hole Swamp (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Flag Run Gut (A), Eastmost River (B), Eason Swamp (C), Conaby Creek (D), Barbeque Swamp (E), Cucklemaker Creek (F), Cow Creek (G), Connaritsa Swamp (H), Coniott Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Chowan County , Halifax County , Hertford County , Martin County , Northampton County , Washington County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 481
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 63.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 132 (42% naturalized citizens)

Bertie County:

0.7%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.6%

Bertie County marital status for males
Bertie County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Bertie County with a mortgage: 1,861 (141 second mortgage, 178 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,845

Here:

50.2% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.23%
Here43.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 8,548
Total congregations: 42

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents6,626 (77.5%)658 (7.7%)642 (7.5%)373 (4.4%)249 (2.9%)
Congregations26 (61.9%)5 (11.9%)1 (2.4%)5 (11.9%)5 (11.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Bertie County - Windsor, Aulander, Lewiston Woodville, Roxobel, Powellsville

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%


Agriculture in Bertie County:

Average size of farms: 432 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $257,652
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $342.23
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 65.41%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $223,333
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 60.29%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $150,526
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.83
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.68%
Corn for grain: 16797 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1412 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 36145 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 15104 harvested acres
Vegetables: 580 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Bertie County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 1.9 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 fatalities and 34 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/28/1984, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 6 people and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bertie County-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 72.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent 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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Food (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Food (11%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Apparel (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Food processing workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Bertie County (%):





Bertie County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,504 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 1,490 (20%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 18 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 181 (2%)
  • Other means: 30 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 123 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Bertie County, North Carolina in 2000:

People in group quarters in Bertie County, North Carolina in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $32,901.

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%

3.21% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($18,569 average AGI)
1.39% relocated from other states ($7,443 average AGI)
Bertie County:

1.39%
North Carolina average:

4.34%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Pitt County, NC  0.23% ($34,688)
from Northampton County, NC  0.19% ($19,154)
from Halifax County, NC  0.14% ($15,500)


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.
4.58% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($18,511 average AGI)
1.43% relocated to other states ($7,361 average AGI)
Bertie County:

1.43%
North Carolina average:

3.10%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Wake County, NC  0.40% ($24,000)
to Chowan County, NC  0.26% ($24,889)
to Northampton County, NC  0.24% ($24,235)
to Dare County, NC  0.17% ($18,583)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Bertie County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Bertie County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bertie County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,398 (3,267 aged, 1,131 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.12
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1806.640
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 30.71
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32012.9

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1093.430
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1344.970
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15.4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 4.89
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 35.93

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.27

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,958

Size of family households: 2,515 2-persons, 1,381 3-persons, 919 4-persons, 406 5-persons, 167 6-persons, 108 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,571 1-person, 257 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

97.7% of residents of Bertie County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (85% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $255,455,000 ($13074 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $87,864,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $59,442,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $30,460,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,933,000
Federal grants: $63,881,000
Federal procurement contracts: $87,118,000 ($86,398,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,620,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,960,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,415,000
Federal Government insurance: $47,899,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,385
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,270
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +14
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -369
Here -19 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Bertie County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.03 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Bertie County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 58
  • 3 rooms: 202
  • 4 rooms: 722
  • 5 rooms: 1,596
  • 6 rooms: 1,430
  • 7 rooms: 912
  • 8 rooms: 488
  • 9+ rooms: 391
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 64
  • 3 rooms: 174
  • 4 rooms: 540
  • 5 rooms: 587
  • 6 rooms: 283
  • 7 rooms: 117
  • 8 rooms: 86
  • 9+ rooms: 84
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bertie County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 154
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,185
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,380
  • 4 bedrooms: 843
  • 5+ bedrooms: 217
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 185
  • 2 bedrooms: 756
  • 3 bedrooms: 793
  • 4 bedrooms: 146
  • 5+ bedrooms: 41
Cars and other vehicles available in Bertie County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 566
  • 1 vehicle: 1,750
  • 2 vehicles: 2,030
  • 3 vehicles: 1,089
  • 4 vehicles: 244
  • 5+ vehicles: 122
  • no vehicle: 566
  • 1 vehicle: 780
  • 2 vehicles: 445
  • 3 vehicles: 120
  • 4 vehicles: 28
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

68% of Bertie County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in North Carolina.

Bertie County:

68.2%
State average:

54.4%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $36,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bertie County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39.3%)
  • Electricity (35.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16.7%)
  • Wood (6.5%)
  • Utility gas (1.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.6%)
  • Electricity (30.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27.0%)
  • Wood (9.5%)
  • Utility gas (2.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 262
Here:

10.3%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 115
Here:

8.9%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 67
Here:

15.7%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Bertie County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Bertie County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Bertie County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Bertie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Bertie County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Bertie County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Bertie County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James28570.6 years
William25373.2 years
Mary22477.4 years
John19374.2 years
Willie13972.8 years
George11870.5 years
Annie11778.8 years
Joseph11572.6 years
Robert9273.2 years
Thomas7571.2 years
Most common last names in Bertie County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
White25972.9 years
Bond17172.5 years
Cherry16369.9 years
Perry15272.7 years
Williams13570.5 years
Hoggard12675.3 years
Bazemore12174.8 years
Harrell10874.3 years
Speller9874.7 years
Outlaw9672.2 years
Businesses in Bertie County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1U-Haul1
Domino's Pizza1U.S. Cellular2
Dunkin Donuts1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets2YMCA1
Subway1
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