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Warren County, North Carolina (NC)


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County population in 2012: 20,576 (all rural); it was 19,972 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,179
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,862
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,952
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,280 (it was 1,756 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%

Land area: 429 sq. mi.
Water area: 15.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 49 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Warren County: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.4%), Retail trade (13.9%), Manufacturing (13.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 24%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Warren County, North Carolina:


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

Males: 10,597  (46.8%)
Females: 10,375  (53.2%)

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Warren County,NC real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Warren County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,599 ($28,351 in 1999)
This county:

$31599
North Carolina:

$43674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $349 (lower quartile is $214, upper quartile is $421)
This county:

$349
State:

$568


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $101,070 (it was $64,500 in 2000)
Warren County:

$101,070
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,265 - $169,865

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $213,864
Here:

$213,864
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $597,071
Here:

$597,071
State:

$173,323

In 2-unit structures: $148,372
Here:

$148,372
State:

$203,185

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $24,532
Here:

$24,532
State:

$188,560

Mobile homes: $64,296
Here:

$64,296
State:

$45,354
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,245
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $295

Institutionalized population: 1,106

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):


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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: $811 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $660 (0.8%)


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


Warren County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 26.5%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.0% for Black residents, 38.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.0% for American Indian residents, 59.9% for other race residents, 73.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

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

19.4%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

8.2%
Whole state:

5.5%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Warren County is $425 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $509 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $622 a month.

Cities in this county include: Norlina, Warrenton, Macon.

Warren County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

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

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

 

Neighboring counties: Brunswick County, Virginia , Franklin County , Halifax County , Mecklenburg County, Virginia , Nash County , Northampton County , Vance County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 618
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 67.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 457 (22% naturalized citizens)

Warren County:

2.3%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.9%

Warren County marital status for males
Warren County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Warren County with a mortgage: 1,567 (134 second mortgage, 242 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,672

Here:

48.4% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.49%
Here39.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 7,886
Total congregations: 42

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents4,382 (55.6%)1,652 (20.9%)1,121 (14.2%)333 (4.2%)90 (1.1%)
Congregations17 (40.5%)10 (23.8%)5 (11.9%)1 (2.4%)3 (7.1%)
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents79 (1.0%)70 (0.9%)58 (0.7%)51 (0.6%)50 (0.6%)
Congregations1 (2.4%)2 (4.8%)1 (2.4%)1 (2.4%)1 (2.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Warren County - Norlina, Warrenton, Macon

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

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

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Warren County:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

14.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

36.4%
North Carolina:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Warren County:

10.9%
State:

15.6%


Agriculture in Warren County:

Average size of farms: 254 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $90,902
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $611.45
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.21%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 67.41%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $79,676
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.07%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.74%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $155,543
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.56%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.88
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 9.86%
Corn for grain: 307 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2121 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 375 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4156 harvested acres
Vegetables: 77 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Warren County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 1.8 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:

Warren County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 97% 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 80.1 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.5 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 90.9 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 90.9 miles away from Warren County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Warren County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Chemicals (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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




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





Warren County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,373 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 1,303 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 31 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 18 (0%)
  • Walked: 117 (2%)
  • Other means: 80 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 227 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $33,879.

6.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,972 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
North Carolina average:

8.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.86% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($18,760 average AGI)
2.90% relocated from other states ($15,212 average AGI)
Warren County:

2.90%
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 Vance County, NC  1.66% ($26,453 average AGI)
from Wake County, NC  0.42% ($66,583)
from Halifax County, NC  0.31% ($37,056)
from Granville County, NC  0.30% ($19,941)
from Franklin County, NC  0.21% ($26,417)
from Mecklenburg County, VA  0.19% ($27,545)


7.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
North Carolina average:

7.27%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.56% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($25,794 average AGI)
1.94% relocated to other states ($10,517 average AGI)
Warren County:

1.94%
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 Vance County, NC  2.23% ($22,163 average AGI)
to Wake County, NC  0.73% ($84,476)
to Franklin County, NC  0.48% ($36,714)
to Halifax County, NC  0.47% ($24,630)
to Granville County, NC  0.45% ($27,231)
to Mecklenburg County, VA  0.28% ($45,500)
to Durham County, NC  0.19% ($29,636)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Births per 1000 population in Warren County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Warren County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Warren County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,589 (2,716 aged, 873 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1170.870
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1150.590
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16.4
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 30.41

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.07

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 151.5. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,804

Size of family households: 2,711 2-persons, 1,252 3-persons, 844 4-persons, 403 5-persons, 176 6-persons, 114 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,465 1-person, 295 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

95.3% of residents of Warren County speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 42% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (48% speak English very well, 52% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $125,725,000 ($6321 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,474,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $51,636,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,650,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,370,000
Federal grants: $46,718,000
Federal procurement contracts: $960,000 ($397,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,391,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,446,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,260,000
Federal Government insurance: $20,260,000

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

Births: 1,156
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,236
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +103
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -220
Here -11 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Warren County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.09 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:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Warren County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 28
  • 3 rooms: 144
  • 4 rooms: 582
  • 5 rooms: 1,858
  • 6 rooms: 1,546
  • 7 rooms: 837
  • 8 rooms: 570
  • 9+ rooms: 387
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 74
  • 3 rooms: 185
  • 4 rooms: 483
  • 5 rooms: 507
  • 6 rooms: 251
  • 7 rooms: 136
  • 8 rooms: 61
  • 9+ rooms: 55
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Warren County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 17
  • 1 bedroom: 109
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,106
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,644
  • 4 bedrooms: 856
  • 5+ bedrooms: 220
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 264
  • 2 bedrooms: 637
  • 3 bedrooms: 659
  • 4 bedrooms: 142
  • 5+ bedrooms: 41
Cars and other vehicles available in Warren County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 374
  • 1 vehicle: 1,646
  • 2 vehicles: 2,249
  • 3 vehicles: 1,127
  • 4 vehicles: 351
  • 5+ vehicles: 205
  • no vehicle: 450
  • 1 vehicle: 743
  • 2 vehicles: 415
  • 3 vehicles: 125
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

63% of Warren County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in North Carolina.

Warren County:

63.3%
State average:

54.4%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $70,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Warren County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (45.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19.6%)
  • Wood (5.2%)
  • Utility gas (1.3%)
  • Electricity (40.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23.4%)
  • Wood (10.6%)
  • Utility gas (1.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 301
Here:

13.1%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 122
Here:

9.8%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 50
Here:

10.0%
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

Warren County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Warren County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Warren County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Warren County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Warren 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 Warren County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James17771.3 years
Mary16480.0 years
John14474.4 years
William13273.5 years
Robert8770.5 years
George7471.4 years
Willie7373.0 years
Annie6878.6 years
Lucy4682.9 years
Thomas4473.1 years
Most common last names in Warren County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis21576.5 years
Williams17975.7 years
Alston15474.1 years
Jones10875.0 years
Richardson9974.0 years
Harris6574.1 years
King6574.2 years
Hargrove6367.9 years
Perry5974.5 years
Kearney4974.5 years
Businesses in Warren County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts2The Room Place1
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
RadioShack1UPS1

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