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Tyrrell County, North Carolina (NC)


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County population in 2012: 4,338 (all rural); it was 4,149 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 576
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 579
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,150
Renter-occupied apartments: 440 (it was 387 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%

Land area: 390 sq. mi.
Water area: 210.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tyrrell County: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (14.0%), Public administration (12.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.1%), Retail trade (10.8%), Manufacturing (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 3%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Tyrrell County, North Carolina:


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

Males: 2,434  (50.2%)
Females: 1,973  (49.8%)

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Tyrrell County,NC real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Tyrrell County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $28,627 ($25,684 in 1999)
This county:

$28627
North Carolina:

$43674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $314 (lower quartile is $214, upper quartile is $419)
This county:

$314
State:

$568


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $116,219 (it was $49,700 in 2000)
Tyrrell County:

$116,219
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,764 - $195,899

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $151,728
Here:

$151,728
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $305,847
Here:

$305,847
State:

$173,323

Mobile homes: $47,412
Here:

$47,412
State:

$45,354
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,236
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $259

Institutionalized population: 626

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):


Tyrrell County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $768 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $717 (0.8%)


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


Tyrrell County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 19.9%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.9% for Black residents, 18.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 34.1% for other race residents, 80.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, American Indian residents: 26 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

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

23.3%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

8.9%
Whole state:

5.5%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tyrrell 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: Columbia.

Tyrrell 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 Tyrrell County: Frying Pan Landing (A), Grapevine Landing (B), Gum Neck Landing (C), Kilkenny Landing (D), Log Landing (E), Miller Landing (F), Norman Smith Legion Beach (G), Colonial Beach (H), Sandy Point Marina (I), Grinnell Hill (J), Simmons Landing (K), Levels (L), Bee Tree Overlook (M), Piney Marsh (N), New Run (O), Swindells Store (P), Southshore Landing (Q), Back Landing (R), River Neck Landing (S), Pledger Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tyrrell County include: Holly Grove Church (A), Alligator Chapel (B), Union Chapel (C), Malachi Chapel (D), Wesley Chapel (E), Missionary Church (F), Mount Maria Church (G), Cabin Swamp Church (H), New Jerusalem Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Azalia Garden Cemetery (1), Pettigrew Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Goose Pond (A), Grapevine Marsh (B), Hollow Ground Swamp (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Coopers Creek (A), Bunton Creek (B), Southwest Fork Alligator River (C), Scuppernong River (D), Riders Creek (E), Northwest Fork Alligator River (F), Juniper Creek (G), Gum Neck Creek (H), Goose Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Dare County , Hyde County , Washington County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 156
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 66.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 167 (20% naturalized citizens)

Tyrrell County:

4.0%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 60.2%

Tyrrell County marital status for males
Tyrrell County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Tyrrell County with a mortgage: 352 (15 second mortgage, 36 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 291

Here:

54.7% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.38%
Here43.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,800
Total congregations: 17

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionOriginal Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents416 (23.1%)377 (20.9%)359 (19.9%)268 (14.9%)380 (21.1%)
Congregations3 (17.6%)3 (17.6%)2 (11.8%)3 (17.6%)6 (35.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Tyrrell County - Columbia

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

9.65 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Tyrrell County:

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.1%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.0%
North Carolina:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Tyrrell County:

19.5%
State:

15.6%


Agriculture in Tyrrell County:

Average size of farms: 809 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $323,110
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $311.87
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 27.44%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $295,184
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 92.93%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.03%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $257,269
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.22%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.29
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.40%
Corn for grain: 27654 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 18118 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1540 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 35753 harvested acres
Vegetables: 210 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 19 acres

Tornado activity:

Tyrrell County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 1.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/17/1988, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tyrrell 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 60.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Tyrrell County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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




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





Tyrrell County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 997 (65%)
  • Carpooled: 365 (24%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 18 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 53 (3%)
  • Other means: 25 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 67 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

626 people in state prisons
6 people in group homes intended for adults

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $31,443.

8.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.14%
North Carolina average:

8.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.26% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($19,917 average AGI)
1.89% relocated from other states ($5,454 average AGI)
Tyrrell County:

1.89%
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 Dare County, NC  1.96% ($30,231 average AGI)
from Washington County, NC  1.13% ($28,467)


7.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($22,547 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.24%
North Carolina average:

7.27%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.71% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($17,863 average AGI)
1.52% relocated to other states ($4,684 average AGI)
Tyrrell County:

1.52%
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 Washington County, NC  1.37% ($18,889 average AGI)
to Dare County, NC  0.91% ($29,917)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Tyrrell County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Tyrrell County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 16.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Tyrrell County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 712 (596 aged, 116 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1034.400
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 673.560
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 24.06

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 24.06

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,775

Size of family households: 539 2-persons, 247 3-persons, 172 4-persons, 75 5-persons, 27 6-persons, 16 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 449 1-person, 58 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

94.3% of residents of Tyrrell County speak English at home.
4.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (33% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 28% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 52% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $29,927,000 ($7246 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $476,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $9,952,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $5,400,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,786,000
Federal grants: $9,059,000
Federal procurement contracts: $879,000 ($10,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $852,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,696,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,254,000
Federal Government insurance: $46,157,000

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

Births: 238
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 228
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +75
Here:

+18 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -65
Here -16 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Tyrrell County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.33 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Tyrrell County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 39
  • 4 rooms: 163
  • 5 rooms: 341
  • 6 rooms: 253
  • 7 rooms: 161
  • 8 rooms: 118
  • 9+ rooms: 51
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 25
  • 4 rooms: 121
  • 5 rooms: 139
  • 6 rooms: 44
  • 7 rooms: 28
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9+ rooms: 2
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Tyrrell County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 35
  • 2 bedrooms: 252
  • 3 bedrooms: 649
  • 4 bedrooms: 167
  • 5+ bedrooms: 35
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 44
  • 2 bedrooms: 156
  • 3 bedrooms: 157
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in Tyrrell County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 104
  • 1 vehicle: 402
  • 2 vehicles: 415
  • 3 vehicles: 172
  • 4 vehicles: 53
  • 5+ vehicles: 4
  • no vehicle: 85
  • 1 vehicle: 198
  • 2 vehicles: 75
  • 3 vehicles: 20
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

64% of Tyrrell County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in North Carolina.

Tyrrell County:

64.4%
State average:

54.4%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $18,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Tyrrell County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47.7%)
  • Electricity (30.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.6%)
  • Wood (6.6%)
  • Utility gas (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Electricity (43.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23.8%)
  • Wood (3.1%)
  • Utility gas (2.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5
Here:

1.1%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 41
Here:

14.2%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

4.4%
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

Tyrrell County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Tyrrell County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Tyrrell County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Tyrrell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Tyrrell County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5675.5 years
James5068.4 years
Mary3179.2 years
John2474.8 years
Joseph2174.1 years
Henry1777.8 years
George1676.7 years
Charles1669.4 years
Annie1581.9 years
Robert1565.9 years
Most common last names in Tyrrell County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Spencer6769.5 years
Brickhouse5575.0 years
Liverman3878.6 years
Basnight3771.7 years
Swain3574.6 years
Davenport3474.8 years
Sykes2864.6 years
Hill2668.8 years
Bryant2676.5 years
Cooper2676.0 years

Businesses in Tyrrell County, NC


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