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Hyde County, North Carolina (NC)


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County population in 2012: 5,859 (all rural); it was 5,826 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 709
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 848
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,713
Renter-occupied apartments: 562 (it was 472 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%

Land area: 613 sq. mi.
Water area: 811.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 10 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hyde County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.8%), Educational,health and social services (15.8%), Public administration (14.2%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 30%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hyde County, North Carolina:


Median resident age:  41.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years

Males: 3,226  (53.0%)
Females: 2,584  (47.0%)

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Hyde County,NC real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Hyde County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,703 ($28,444 in 1999)
This county:

$31703
North Carolina:

$43674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $354 (lower quartile is $294, upper quartile is $414)
This county:

$354
State:

$568


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $101,827 (it was $60,100 in 2000)
Hyde County:

$101,827
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,440 - $161,151

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $209,516
Here:

$209,516
State:

$218,934

Mobile homes: $81,064
Here:

$81,064
State:

$45,354
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,386
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $241

Institutionalized population: 807

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


Hyde County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $671 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $810 (0.9%)


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


Hyde County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.2%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.1% for Black residents, 0.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.7% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

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

15.4%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

8.0%
Whole state:

5.5%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hyde County is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $570 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $770 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ocracoke, Engelhard, Swan Quarter, Fairfield.

Hyde 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 Hyde County: Stave Landing (A), Lake Comfort (B), White Oak Landing (C), Judges Quarter (D), The Bluff (E), Fairfield Water Treatment Plant (F), Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters (G), Hyde County Airport (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hyde County include: Jobs Chapel (A), Amity Church (B), Bethlehem Church (C), Weeping Mary Church (D), Mount Olive Church (E), Calvary Church (F), Old Richmond Church (G), Zion Church (H), Oyster Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Donald Farm Cemetery (1), Fulford Cemetery (2), Soule Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: New Lake (A), Swan Creek Lake (B), Lake Mattamuskeet (C), Judith Marsh (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fishing Creek (A), Feds Creek (B), Dixon Creek (C), Ditch Creek (D), Dip Creek (E), Piney Grove Run (F), Cumberland Creek (G), Crooked Creek (H), Far Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hyde County include: Pungo National Wildlife Refuge (1), Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Bailey Shore (A), Lupton Shore (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Beaufort County , Dare County , Tyrrell County , Washington County , Dare County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 72
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 132 (63% naturalized citizens)

Hyde County:

2.3%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.4%

Hyde County marital status for males
Hyde County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Hyde County with a mortgage: 521 (27 second mortgage, 35 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 645

Here:

44.7% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 31.24%
Here31.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,820
Total congregations: 28

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal Church
Adherents680 (37.4%)367 (20.2%)274 (15.1%)180 (9.9%)99 (5.4%)
Congregations9 (32.1%)3 (10.7%)5 (17.9%)4 (14.3%)1 (3.6%)
NameAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents79 (4.3%)50 (2.7%)49 (2.7%)21 (1.2%)21 (1.2%)
Congregations2 (7.1%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Hyde County - Ocracoke, Engelhard, Swan Quarter, Fairfield

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Hyde County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

11.50 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Hyde County:

19.17 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.2%
North Carolina:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hyde County:

13.1%
State:

15.6%


Agriculture in Hyde County:

Average size of farms: 716 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $228,251
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $364.53
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.18%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $208,840
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.56%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $208,106
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.17%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.33
Corn for grain: 31059 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 10614 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 22906 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 30013 harvested acres
Vegetables: 5,639 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Hyde County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 2.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/20/1952, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 2 people

Earthquake activity:

Hyde County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 98% 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 43.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Hyde County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Fire: 1, Storm: 1, Winter 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 (28%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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




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





Hyde County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,607 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 307 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 31 (1%)
  • Walked: 92 (4%)
  • Other means: 61 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 70 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $32,303.

6.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,232 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
North Carolina average:

8.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.00% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($19,899 average AGI)
2.00% relocated from other states ($6,333 average AGI)
Hyde County:

2.00%
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 Pitt County, NC  0.61% ($13,600 average AGI)


8.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,993 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.12%
North Carolina average:

7.27%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.57% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($17,248 average AGI)
2.55% relocated to other states ($11,737 average AGI)
Hyde County:

2.55%
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 Pitt County, NC  1.24% ($16,952 average AGI)
to Beaufort County, NC  1.07% ($14,944)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Births per 1000 population in Hyde County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Hyde County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hyde County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 985 (813 aged, 172 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1274.710
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1237.760
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 55.42

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73.9

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,980

Size of family households: 640 2-persons, 350 3-persons, 195 4-persons, 90 5-persons, 34 6-persons, 36 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 662 1-person, 99 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

95.4% of residents of Hyde County speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (42% speak English very well, 58% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $53,947,000 ($9771 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $898,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $14,230,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $8,233,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,054,000
Federal grants: $13,810,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,724,000 ($485,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,895,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,737,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,669,000
Federal Government insurance: $176,794,000

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

Births: 319
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 351
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +20
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -389
Here -72 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hyde County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.83 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Hyde County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 47
  • 4 rooms: 166
  • 5 rooms: 453
  • 6 rooms: 510
  • 7 rooms: 231
  • 8 rooms: 159
  • 9+ rooms: 102
  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 65
  • 4 rooms: 86
  • 5 rooms: 108
  • 6 rooms: 130
  • 7 rooms: 44
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9+ rooms: 13
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hyde County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 43
  • 2 bedrooms: 347
  • 3 bedrooms: 968
  • 4 bedrooms: 273
  • 5+ bedrooms: 72
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 63
  • 2 bedrooms: 150
  • 3 bedrooms: 191
  • 4 bedrooms: 36
  • 5+ bedrooms: 13
Cars and other vehicles available in Hyde County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 139
  • 1 vehicle: 664
  • 2 vehicles: 582
  • 3 vehicles: 240
  • 4 vehicles: 68
  • 5+ vehicles: 20
  • no vehicle: 71
  • 1 vehicle: 252
  • 2 vehicles: 90
  • 3 vehicles: 59
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

66% of Hyde County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in North Carolina.

Hyde County:

66.1%
State average:

54.4%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hyde County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58.3%)
  • Electricity (23.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.9%)
  • Wood (6.2%)
  • Utility gas (3.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43.2%)
  • Electricity (37.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.6%)
  • Wood (7.0%)
  • Utility gas (4.4%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 97
Here:

14.9%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 42
Here:

9.7%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

11.5%
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

Hyde County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Hyde County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Hyde County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Hyde County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Hyde County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1270.9 years
William1172.3 years
David861.0 years
Charles780.3 years
Robert676.5 years
Mary676.0 years
Elizabeth582.6 years
Charlie480.8 years
Martha476.0 years
James373.0 years
Most common last names in Hyde County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Oneal3076.0 years
Garrish2978.3 years
Spencer1476.3 years
Howard1380.8 years
Gaskill1277.5 years
Williams1278.7 years
Styron1173.5 years
Ballance1075.6 years
Gaskins977.9 years
Jackson481.5 years

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