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Northampton County, North Carolina (NC)


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County population in 2012: 21,428 (11% urban, 89% rural); it was 22,086 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,475
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,209
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,675
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,509 (it was 2,016 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%

Land area: 536 sq. mi.
Water area: 14.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 41 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Northampton County: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.4%), Manufacturing (15.6%), Retail trade (12.1%), Public administration (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Northampton County, North Carolina:


Median resident age:  45.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years

Males: 10,714  (47.9%)
Females: 11,385  (52.1%)

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Northampton County,NC real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Northampton County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $29,705 ($26,652 in 1999)
This county:

$29705
North Carolina:

$43674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $321 (lower quartile is $214, upper quartile is $405)
This county:

$321
State:

$568


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $78,237 (it was $52,400 in 2000)
Northampton County:

$78,237
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,640 - $123,714

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $153,124
Here:

$153,124
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $847,869
Here:

$847,869
State:

$173,323

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $528,503
Here:

$528,503
State:

$158,140

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $2,483,993
Here:

$2,483,993
State:

$188,560

Mobile homes: $88,252
Here:

$88,252
State:

$45,354

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $56,369
Here:

$56,369
State:

$48,806
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,255
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $234

Institutionalized population: 742

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


Northampton 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: $725 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $654 (1.0%)


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


Northampton County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 23.5%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.2% for Black residents, 7.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 8.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 42 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

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

21.3%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

10.1%
Whole state:

5.5%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Northampton 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 $640 a month.

Cities in this county include: Garysburg, Gaston, Rich Square, Woodland, Conway, Jackson, Seaboard, Severn, Lasker.

Northampton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Local government website: www.northamptonnc.com

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Northampton County: Princeton (A), Odom State Prison Farm (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Northampton County include: Hebron Church (A), Hill Chapel (B), Hope Temple (C), Allen Chapel (D), Lebanon Church (E), Antioch Church (F), Ashley Grove Church (G), Tillans Chapel (H), Bethan Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bell Cemetery (1), Massey Cemetery (2), Floyd Cemetery (3), Moody Cemetery (4), Nebo Church Cemetery (5), Rea Cemeteries (6), Rook Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Barrows Millpond (A), George Hole (B), Johnstons Pond (C), Johnstons Pond-B (D), Johnson Pond Number Three (E), Johnson Pond Number Four (F), Wiccacanee Pond (G), Morris Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Conoconnara Swamp (A), Devils Branch (B), Corduroy Swamp (C), Bull Neck Swamp (D), Bridgers Creek (E), Black Gut Creek (F), Quankey Creek (G), Bear Swamp (H), Arthurs Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Bertie County , Brunswick County, Virginia , Greensville County, Virginia , Halifax County , Hertford County , Southampton County, Virginia , Warren County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 733
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 62.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 162 (41% naturalized citizens)

Northampton County:

0.7%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 42.0%

Northampton County marital status for males
Northampton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Northampton County with a mortgage: 2,156 (169 second mortgage, 308 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,053

Here:

51.2% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 31.37%
Here31.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,928
Total congregations: 41

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents4,318 (62.3%)2,319 (33.5%)74 (1.1%)70 (1.0%)147 (2.1%)
Congregations17 (41.5%)18 (43.9%)1 (2.4%)2 (4.9%)3 (7.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Northampton County - Garysburg, Gaston, Rich Square, Woodland, Conway

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

3.37 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Northampton County:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

15.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

37.5%
North Carolina:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Northampton County:

18.0%
State:

15.6%


Agriculture in Northampton County:

Average size of farms: 459 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $187,090
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $205.77
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 70.99%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $177,626
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 57.42%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $120,728
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.50%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.21
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.33%
Corn for grain: 1640 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2071 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 63045 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 6044 harvested acres
Vegetables: 595 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Northampton 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 4 fatalities and 172 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/28/1988, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Northampton County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 98% 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 82.8 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.7 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 81.8 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 93.5 miles away from Northampton County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Northampton County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Paper (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Food (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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




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





Northampton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,125 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,284 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 20 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 16 (0%)
  • Walked: 159 (2%)
  • Other means: 71 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 109 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $35,106.

6.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.39%
North Carolina average:

8.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.79% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($16,180 average AGI)
2.60% relocated from other states ($29,026 average AGI)
Northampton County:

2.60%
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 Halifax County, NC  1.84% ($26,519 average AGI)
from Hertford County, NC  0.55% ($25,692)
from Bertie County, NC  0.24% ($24,235)
from Pitt County, NC  0.14% ($15,700)
from Wake County, NC  0.14% ($21,700)


6.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,079 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
North Carolina average:

7.27%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.40% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($17,165 average AGI)
2.32% relocated to other states ($9,915 average AGI)
Northampton County:

2.32%
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 Halifax County, NC  1.86% ($27,654 average AGI)
to Hertford County, NC  0.62% ($23,341)
to Wake County, NC  0.38% ($35,222)
to Brunswick County, VA  0.20% ($31,786)
to Bertie County, NC  0.18% ($19,154)
to Edgecombe County, NC  0.15% ($11,455)
to Pitt County, NC  0.15% ($21,818)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Northampton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Northampton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 17.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Northampton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,845 (3,664 aged, 1,181 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1112.510
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1573.340
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18.62

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14.16
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 18.62

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18.62

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,347

Size of family households: 2,926 2-persons, 1,386 3-persons, 907 4-persons, 438 5-persons, 165 6-persons, 109 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,948 1-person, 270 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

97.4% of residents of Northampton County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (49% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $184,831,000 ($8547 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,963,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $70,808,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $31,632,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,217,000
Federal grants: $64,755,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,944,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,474,000 ($23,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,420,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,223,000
Federal Government insurance: $28,644,000

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

Births: 1,362
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,494
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +38
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -478
Here -22 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Northampton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.26 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:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Northampton County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 348
  • 4 rooms: 709
  • 5 rooms: 2,005
  • 6 rooms: 1,528
  • 7 rooms: 1,010
  • 8 rooms: 520
  • 9+ rooms: 519
  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 101
  • 3 rooms: 299
  • 4 rooms: 514
  • 5 rooms: 607
  • 6 rooms: 283
  • 7 rooms: 95
  • 8 rooms: 43
  • 9+ rooms: 55
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Northampton County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 50
  • 1 bedroom: 202
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,416
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,844
  • 4 bedrooms: 918
  • 5+ bedrooms: 245
  • no bedroom: 37
  • 1 bedroom: 321
  • 2 bedrooms: 719
  • 3 bedrooms: 777
  • 4 bedrooms: 126
  • 5+ bedrooms: 36
Cars and other vehicles available in Northampton County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 702
  • 1 vehicle: 1,830
  • 2 vehicles: 2,376
  • 3 vehicles: 1,299
  • 4 vehicles: 319
  • 5+ vehicles: 149
  • no vehicle: 697
  • 1 vehicle: 808
  • 2 vehicles: 387
  • 3 vehicles: 95
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

69% of Northampton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in North Carolina.

Northampton County:

69.0%
State average:

54.4%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $78,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Northampton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (40.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20.1%)
  • Wood (4.2%)
  • Utility gas (2.0%)
  • Electricity (41.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23.8%)
  • Wood (4.9%)
  • Utility gas (1.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 271
Here:

10.2%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 113
Here:

8.3%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 65
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

Northampton County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Northampton County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Northampton County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Northampton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Northampton 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 Northampton County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James23370.6 years
John19172.8 years
Mary18777.6 years
William17672.4 years
Willie12673.0 years
Robert10570.1 years
Annie9277.6 years
Joseph8474.0 years
George8371.7 years
Walter5375.8 years
Most common last names in Northampton County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis14273.6 years
Lassiter12475.5 years
Edwards11675.0 years
Boone11573.7 years
Williams11170.5 years
Deloatch9871.8 years
Smith9172.4 years
Taylor8673.4 years
Harris8273.6 years
Futrell7879.9 years
Businesses in Northampton County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Hardee's1
Dunkin Donuts1U-Haul3
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