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Martin County, North Carolina (NC)


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County population in 2012: 23,961 (22% urban, 78% rural); it was 25,593 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,790
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,229
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,193
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,299 (it was 2,827 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

33%

Land area: 461 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 52 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Martin County: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.4%), Manufacturing (15.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Martin County, North Carolina:


Median resident age:  44.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years

Males: 11,433  (48.4%)
Females: 13,072  (51.6%)

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Martin County,NC real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Martin County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $32,092 ($28,793 in 1999)
This county:

$32092
North Carolina:

$43674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $343 (lower quartile is $230, upper quartile is $419)
This county:

$343
State:

$568


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $84,189 (it was $61,600 in 2000)
Martin County:

$84,189
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,654 - $128,448

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $172,353
Here:

$172,353
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $75,665
Here:

$75,665
State:

$173,323

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $31,695
Here:

$31,695
State:

$188,560

Mobile homes: $54,449
Here:

$54,449
State:

$45,354
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,270
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $253

Institutionalized population: 143

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):


Martin 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: $743 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $728 (1.0%)


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


Martin County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 23.9%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.5% for Black residents, 43.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.5% for American Indian residents, 57.7% for other race residents, 16.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

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

20.2%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

8.3%
Whole state:

5.5%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Martin County is $443 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $651 a month.

Cities in this county include: Williamston, Robersonville, Hamilton, Jamesville, Oak City, Parmele, Everetts, Hassell, Beargrass.

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

2005 air pollution in Martin County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.088 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.079 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 25 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.


Local government website: WWW.MARTINNC.COM

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Martin County: Tar Landing (A), Roberson Store (B), Poplar Point Landing (C), North Carolina Department of Corrections (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Martin County include: James Church (A), Jamesville Church (B), Johnandrus Church (C), Jones Chapel (D), Union Town Church (E), Macedonia Church (F), Maple Grove Church (G), Wares Chapel (H), Williams Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Harman Cemetery (1), Manning Cemetery (2), Mizell Cemetery (3), Fields Cemetery (4), Williams Cemetery (5), Griffin Cemetery (6), Staton-Biggs Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Roy Everett Hunting Club Pond (A), Rainbow Pond (B), Leggett Pond (C), Flat Swamp (D), Etheridge Swamp (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Collie Swamp (A), Deep Run Swamp (B), Cooper Swamp (C), Bear Grass Swamp (D), Ross Swamp (E), Huskanaw Swamp (F), Beaverdam Creek (G), Dog Branch (H), Mill Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Martin County: Kekukee Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Beaufort County , Bertie County , Edgecombe County , Halifax County , Pitt County , Washington County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 930
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 383 (34% naturalized citizens)

Martin County:

1.5%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.3%

Martin County marital status for males
Martin County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Martin County with a mortgage: 2,729 (222 second mortgage, 445 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,306

Here:

54.2% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.58%
Here51.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 13,202
Total congregations: 59

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Methodist ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness Church
Adherents4,789 (36.3%)3,166 (24.0%)1,925 (14.6%)927 (7.0%)656 (5.0%)
Congregations11 (18.6%)12 (20.3%)10 (16.9%)8 (13.6%)5 (8.5%)
NameOriginal Free Will BaptistsPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents513 (3.9%)302 (2.3%)208 (1.6%)191 (1.4%)525 (4.0%)
Congregations2 (3.4%)3 (5.1%)1 (1.7%)1 (1.7%)6 (10.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Martin County - Williamston, Robersonville, Hamilton, Jamesville, Oak City

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Martin County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Martin County:

8.08 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

34.2%
North Carolina:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Martin County:

16.3%
State:

15.6%


Agriculture in Martin County:

Average size of farms: 363 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $130,792
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $377.43
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.10%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 36.93%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $145,145
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 60.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $139,267
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.90%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.60
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.23%
Corn for grain: 3452 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2793 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 37609 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 9051 harvested acres
Vegetables: 128 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Martin County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 2.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/16/1983, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Martin 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 57.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Martin County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Paper (8%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (3%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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




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





Martin County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,267 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,673 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 12 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 121 (1%)
  • Other means: 183 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 217 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $35,388.

5.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,178 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
North Carolina average:

8.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.57% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($20,141 average AGI)
1.43% relocated from other states ($9,037 average AGI)
Martin County:

1.43%
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  1.01% ($30,126 average AGI)
from Washington County, NC  0.47% ($30,976)
from Bertie County, NC  0.38% ($27,970)
from Beaufort County, NC  0.36% ($32,806)
from Edgecombe County, NC  0.16% ($12,786)
from Wake County, NC  0.15% ($37,462)


5.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
North Carolina average:

7.27%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.32% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($21,826 average AGI)
0.99% relocated to other states ($6,349 average AGI)
Martin County:

0.99%
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  1.75% ($26,618 average AGI)
to Beaufort County, NC  0.36% ($30,097)
to Edgecombe County, NC  0.35% ($30,533)
to Wake County, NC  0.30% ($28,000)
to Washington County, NC  0.22% ($17,632)
to Bertie County, NC  0.20% ($19,647)
to Guilford County, NC  0.13% ($19,818)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.9

Births per 1000 population in Martin County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Martin County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Martin County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,985 (3,910 aged, 1,075 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.03
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7888.370
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 197.610
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34102.27

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1176.800
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1432.460
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.17

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15.27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 52.75

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.12

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 121.5. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 121.5. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,349

Size of family households: 3,315 2-persons, 1,640 3-persons, 1,157 4-persons, 485 5-persons, 187 6-persons, 104 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,085 1-person, 290 2-persons, 37 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

96.9% of residents of Martin County speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $180,267,000 ($7270 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,714,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $75,672,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $37,209,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,299,000
Federal grants: $54,203,000
Federal procurement contracts: $774,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,109,000 ($163,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,223,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,017,000
Federal Government insurance: $38,257,000

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

Births: 1,674
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,627
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +123
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,033
Here -42 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Martin County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.32 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:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Martin County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 55
  • 3 rooms: 212
  • 4 rooms: 719
  • 5 rooms: 2,117
  • 6 rooms: 1,831
  • 7 rooms: 1,113
  • 8 rooms: 604
  • 9+ rooms: 542
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 74
  • 3 rooms: 328
  • 4 rooms: 824
  • 5 rooms: 775
  • 6 rooms: 512
  • 7 rooms: 171
  • 8 rooms: 85
  • 9+ rooms: 46
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Martin County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 154
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,304
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,495
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,033
  • 5+ bedrooms: 201
  • no bedroom: 40
  • 1 bedroom: 350
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,170
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,022
  • 4 bedrooms: 214
  • 5+ bedrooms: 31
Cars and other vehicles available in Martin County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 485
  • 1 vehicle: 2,109
  • 2 vehicles: 3,094
  • 3 vehicles: 1,099
  • 4 vehicles: 306
  • 5+ vehicles: 100
  • no vehicle: 745
  • 1 vehicle: 1,246
  • 2 vehicles: 668
  • 3 vehicles: 140
  • 4 vehicles: 28
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

67% of Martin County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in North Carolina.

Martin County:

67.4%
State average:

54.4%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $57,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Martin County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43.7%)
  • Electricity (36.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13.2%)
  • Wood (3.6%)
  • Utility gas (2.6%)
  • Electricity (40.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15.4%)
  • Utility gas (5.1%)
  • Wood (4.4%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 168
Here:

5.1%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 77
Here:

4.8%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 89
Here:

10.5%
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

Martin County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Martin County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Martin County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Martin County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Martin 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 Martin County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William38070.8 years
James34271.2 years
Mary26277.2 years
John20072.1 years
Robert15371.2 years
George13274.0 years
Annie11878.5 years
Willie10170.5 years
Joseph10071.3 years
Charlie8474.6 years
Most common last names in Martin County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Roberson21973.2 years
Williams20772.3 years
Brown20471.1 years
Jones13372.5 years
Griffin12378.4 years
Taylor12374.5 years
Moore10873.0 years
Hardison10174.1 years
Peele9875.1 years
Andrews8974.1 years
Businesses in Martin County, NC
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts3SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Subway2
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1U.S. Cellular4
La-Z-Boy2UPS2
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
McDonald's2Wendy's1
New Balance1
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