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Hertford County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2016: 24,788 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 22,601 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,544
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,707
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,270
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,083 (it was 2,683 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

33%

Land area: 353 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 70 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hertford County: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.4%), Manufacturing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 33%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 59%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hertford County, North Carolina:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (57.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (33.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.0%)
  • Asian alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  42.3 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years
Males: 12,235  (49.4%)
Females: 12,553  (50.6%)

Hertford County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Hertford County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $36,188 ($26,422 in 1999)

This county:

$36,188
North Carolina:

$50,584

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $453 (lower quartile is $338, upper quartile is $568)
This county:

$453
State:

$670


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $91,491 (it was $53,800 in 2000)
Hertford:

$91,491
North Carolina:

$165,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,331 - $154,490
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $949
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $406

Institutionalized population: 1,561

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 160
  • Thefts: 179
  • Auto thefts: 31

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 34
  • Burglaries: 126
  • Thefts: 201
  • Auto thefts: 31
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 26 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2002: 49 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2003: 58 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $126,400
  • 2007: 50 buildings, average cost: $174,100
  • 2008: 52 buildings, average cost: $282,700
  • 2009: 44 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 2012: 20 buildings, average cost: $187,800
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $74,500
  • 2014: 20 buildings, average cost: $188,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,000 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $805 (1.0%)

Hertford County household income distribution in 2009 Hertford County home values distribution Hertford County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 22.3%
Hertford County:

22.3%
North Carolina:

15.4%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.1% for Black residents, 39.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.1% for American Indian residents, 86.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 57.9% for other race residents, 9.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.3 years old
(Males: 40.1 years old, Females: 44.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.1 years old, Black residents: 40.3 years old, American Indian residents: 45.7 years old, Asian residents: 43.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.7 years old, Other race residents: 29.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hertford County is $451 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $660 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ahoskie, Murfreesboro, Winton, Cofield, Harrellsville, Como.

Hertford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hertford County: Camp Katzenstein (A), Camp Willow Run (B), Warrenton Country Club (C), Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hertford County include: Gruvers Memorial Church (A), Hebron Church (B), Inez Church (C), Jerusalem Church (D), Jones Chapel (E), Jordan Hill Church (F), Kingdom Hall Church (G), Antioch Church (H), Ashley Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Warren Plains Cemetery (1), Lovely Hill Cemetery (2), Macons Grave (3), New Hope Cemetery (4), Old Warrenton Cemetery (5), Fairview Cemetery (6), Ridgeway Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Largo Lake (A), Peetes Pond (B), Hammes Mill Pond (C), Lake Largo (D), Harringtons Pond (E), Coffmans Lake (F), Ryders Pond (G), Hicks Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ellington Branch (A), Dowtins Creek (B), Coleman Branch (C), Isinglass Creek (D), Buzzard Branch (E), Buffalo Branch (F), Bridle Creek (G), Bobs Branch (H), Bobbitts Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hertford County include: Kimball Point Public Use Area (1), County Line Public Use Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Dyer County, Tennessee , Greene County, Arkansas , Jackson County, Tennessee , Lee County, Virginia , Knox County, Kentucky , Stokes County , Warren County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 781
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 855 (21.4% naturalized citizens)

Hertford County:

3.5%
Whole state:

7.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 251
  • 2000 to 2009: 227
  • 1990 to 1999: 137
  • 1980 to 1989: 23
  • 1970 to 1979: 36
  • Before 1970: 56
Note: State values scaled to Hertford County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.1%

Hertford County marital status for males Hertford County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,951
  • One, attached: 171
  • Two: 604
  • 3 or 4: 272
  • 5 to 9: 145
  • 10 to 19: 41
  • 20 to 49: 54
  • 50 or more: 5
  • Mobile homes: 2,444

Housing units in Hertford County with a mortgage: 2,860 (99 second mortgage, 256 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,983

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

63.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hertford County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,09736
Mainline Protestant9376
Black Protestant5664
Other1262
Catholic1251
None15,818-
Hertford County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Hertford County:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Hertford County:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hertford County:

13.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Hertford County:

34.3%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Hertford County:

Average size of farms: 587 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $708,924
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $408.02
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 78.05%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $363,156
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 64.99%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $181,222
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 73.53%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.38
Corn for grain: 11217 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1402 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 18575 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 8808 harvested acres
Vegetables: 481 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Hertford County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 8923762.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/2/1966, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hertford County-area historical earthquake activity is near 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 99.3 miles away from Hertford County 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 89.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 114.1 miles away from the county 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 104.1 miles away from the county center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 109.3 miles away from Hertford County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 297.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4285: October 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4285, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3327: August 25, 2011, FEMA Id: 3327, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4019: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4019, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1969: April 19, 2011, FEMA Id: 1969, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Flooding, and Straight-line Winds associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole, Incident Period: September 27, 2010 to October 01, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1942: October 14, 2010, FEMA Id: 1942, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Storm, Flood, Wind
  • North Carolina Hurricane Earl, Incident Period: September 01, 2010 to September 04, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3314: September 01, 2010, FEMA Id: 3314, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ophelia, Incident Period: September 11, 2005 to September 17, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3254: September 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 3254, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1490: September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: 1490, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hertford County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)

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

  • Mexico (26%)
  • Jamaica (7%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Ecuador (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Guyana (4%)

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

  • American (10%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Hertford County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,859 (88.9%)
  • Carpooled: 560 (5.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 83 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 296 (3.0%)
  • Worked at home: 133 (1.3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 175 people in nursing homes
  • 105 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 68 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 43 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 43 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 9 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 5 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 1,235 people in federal detention centers
  • 694 people in college/university student housing
  • 262 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 64 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 25 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,971.

5.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,790 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.25% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($17,355 average AGI)
1.95% relocated from other states ($11,434 average AGI)
Hertford County:

1.95%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bertie County, NC  0.99% ($23,329 average AGI)
from Northampton County, NC  0.51% ($27,444)
from Wake County, NC  0.24% ($41,882)
from Gates County, NC  0.21% ($28,733)
from Suffolk city, VA  0.17% ($25,417)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  0.17% ($25,250)
from Pitt County, NC  0.16% ($24,000)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,995 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.98% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($20,370 average AGI)
2.03% relocated to other states ($12,625 average AGI)
Hertford County:

2.03%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bertie County, NC  0.77% ($23,109 average AGI)
to Northampton County, NC  0.51% ($28,278)
to Pitt County, NC  0.39% ($20,929)
to Wake County, NC  0.32% ($34,348)
to Gates County, NC  0.21% ($35,067)
to Nash County, NC  0.17% ($29,167)
to Durham County, NC  0.15% ($24,727)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in Hertford County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Hertford County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 17.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 15.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hertford County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hertford County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hertford County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,345 (3,194 aged, 1,151 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 646 (13%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Hertford County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (338)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (276)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (163)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (150)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (142)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (132)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (127)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (117)
  • Unspecified dementia (112)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (91)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.25
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 21,031
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 446
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 74,430

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,315
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,290
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 85

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,788
  • In family households: 18,088 (2,082 male householders, 3,587 female householders)
    3,555 spouses, 6,330 children (5,924 natural, 155 adopted, 249 stepchildren), 708 grandchildren, 413 brothers or sisters, 416 parents, 746 other relatives, 263 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,773 (1,283 male householders (1,137 living alone)), 1,942 female householders (1,722 living alone)), 531 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,892

Size of family households: 2,829 2-persons, 1,440 3-persons, 834 4-persons, 302 5-persons, 121 6-persons, 96 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,863 1-person, 333 2-persons, 29 3-persons, 3 4-persons.

1,866 married couples with children.
1,989 single-parent households (117 men, 1,872 women).

94.8% of residents of Hertford speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (27% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 51% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (60% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $162,676,000 ($6,907 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,670,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $67,286,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $34,037,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,865,000
Federal grants: $50,145,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,200,000 ($474,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,144,000 ($366,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,752,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,883,000
Federal Government insurance: $31,043,000

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

Births: 1,581
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,572
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +127
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +485
Here:

+21 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hertford County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.68 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 38
  • 2010 to 2013: 202
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,205
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,522
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,608
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,140
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,325
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,304
  • 1940 to 1949: 609
  • 1939 or earlier: 620
Note: State values scaled to Hertford population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hertford County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hertford County population
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 71
  • 4 rooms: 403
  • 5 rooms: 1,526
  • 6 rooms: 1,312
  • 7 rooms: 1,258
  • 8 rooms: 520
  • 9+ rooms: 675
  • 1 room: 83
  • 2 rooms: 42
  • 3 rooms: 228
  • 4 rooms: 890
  • 5 rooms: 821
  • 6 rooms: 557
  • 7 rooms: 237
  • 8 rooms: 129
  • 9+ rooms: 74
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hertford County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hertford County population
  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 49
  • 2 bedrooms: 751
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,817
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,002
  • 5+ bedrooms: 160
  • no bedroom: 86
  • 1 bedroom: 270
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,380
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,064
  • 4 bedrooms: 224
  • 5+ bedrooms: 33
Cars and other vehicles available in Hertford County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hertford County population
  • no vehicle: 215
  • 1 vehicle: 1,525
  • 2 vehicles: 1,834
  • 3 vehicles: 1,466
  • 4 vehicles: 356
  • 5+ vehicles: 431
  • no vehicle: 559
  • 1 vehicle: 1,429
  • 2 vehicles: 764
  • 3 vehicles: 189
  • 4 vehicles: 51
  • 5+ vehicles: 45

85% of Hertford County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in North Carolina.

Hertford County:

85.1%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 16,272
  • Other state: 7,527
  • Northeast: 1,463
  • Midwest: 222
  • South: 5,549
  • West: 276

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hertford County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (58.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.4%)
  • Utility gas (8.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Electricity (68.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.5%)
  • Utility gas (9.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.3%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 264
Here:

11.5%
North Carolina:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 136
Here:

10.4%
North Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 812
Here:

46.8%
North Carolina:

17.5%

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Hertford County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,679,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $366,000
    Water Utilities: $356,000
    Housing and Community Development: $19,000
    Health - Other: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $30,032,000
    Other Higher Education: $6,936,000
    Health - Other: $5,960,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,502,000
    General - Other: $2,143,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,500,000
    Liquor Stores: $1,201,000
    Libraries: $1,185,000
    Police Protection: $1,183,000
    Solid Waste Management: $921,000
    Financial Administration: $763,000
    Central Staff Services: $473,000
    Local Fire Protection: $447,000
    General Public Buildings: $313,000
    Sewerage: $269,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $155,000
    Water Utilities: $115,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $114,000
    Housing and Community Development: $101,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $93,000
    Air Transportation: $15,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,626,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health - Other: $8,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $2,827,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $799,000
    Police Protection: $270,000
    Health - Other: $218,000
    General - Other: $89,000
    Libraries: $41,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $37,000
    Water Utilities: $13,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $7,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $35,324,000

Hertford County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,028,000
    Higher Education - Other: $977,000
    Solid Waste Management: $777,000
    Sewerage: $761,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $282,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $21,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $873,000
    Education: $477,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $553,000
    Health and Hospitals: $99,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,475,000
    Rents: $373,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $366,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,250,000
    Water Utilities: $326,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $31,704,000
    Public Welfare: $3,490,000
    All Other: $1,763,000
    General Local Government Support: $193,000
    Health and Hospitals: $189,000
    Housing and Community Development: $102,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,862,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,736,000
    NEC: $184,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $81,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $60,000
    Other Selective Sales: $49,000
    Other License: $25,000

Hertford County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $76,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $70,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,366,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,066,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000

Hertford County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,280,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $70,000,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,337
  • Number of aged recipients: 216
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,121
  • Number of recipients under 18: 239
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 690
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 408
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 594
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 567
Hertford County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hertford County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Hertford County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William23971.7 years
James23770.9 years
Mary15977.7 years
John15572.4 years
George10272.3 years
Willie10170.9 years
Robert9368.9 years
Annie9381.1 years
Joseph6872.9 years
Thomas5868.7 years
Most common last names in Hertford County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Parker16075.3 years
Vaughan11773.7 years
Jones10273.1 years
Harrell9673.5 years
Hall9074.3 years
Williams8672.4 years
Lassiter7973.5 years
Askew7973.2 years
Holloman7875.6 years
Newsome7773.9 years
Businesses in Hertford County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts2McDonald's2
Burger King1Nike2
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway2
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul3
H&R Block2U.S. Cellular3
Jones New York2UPS2
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1

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