Como, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 83 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.4%
Males: 36  (43.4%)
Females: 47  (56.6%)
Median resident age:

44.5 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip code: 27818

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,350 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Como:

$41,350
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,046 (it was $15,769 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $85,120 (it was $72,500 in 2000)
Como:

$85,120
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $148,441; detached houses: $151,675

Median gross rent in 2019: $975.

March 2019 cost of living index in Como: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.3%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.8% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Como, NC (2019)
    • 8580.2%White alone
    • 1312.3%Black alone
    • 76.6%Two or more races
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Ancestries: Irish (27.9%), American (18.6%), German (18.6%), English (11.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 74 feet

Land area: 3.35 square miles.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (very low).

Como, North Carolina map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,237 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $687 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Suffolk, VA (28.0 miles , pop. 63,677).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (49.6 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (262.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Riverdale, VA (2.2 miles ),
Murfreesboro, NC (2.5 miles ),
Southampton Meadows, VA (2.8 miles ),
Winton, NC (3.0 miles ),
Severn, NC (3.1 miles ),
Newsoms, VA (3.3 miles ),
Cofield, NC (3.4 miles ),
Boykins, VA (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 36.50 N, Longitude: 77.01 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

Distribution of median household income in Como, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Como, NC in 2019

Como satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
North Carolina:

6.1%

Average climate in Como, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 48.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Como-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.8 miles away from the Como town center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.7 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Como-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 109.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.8 miles away from Como center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 106.5 miles away from Como center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 226.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 113.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/24/2011 at 00:04:36, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 ML) earthquake occurred 110.7 miles away from Como center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hertford County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Como topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Como:

  • SOUTHAMPTON DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; FRANKLIN, VA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE EAST NORTHAMPTON COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; CONWAY, NC)
  • NANNIE HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; FRANKLIN, VA)
  • SOUTHAMPTON MEM HOSP EAST PVLN (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FRANKLIN, VA)
  • ROANOKE PLACE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; AHOSKIE, NC)
  • COURTLAND HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; COURTLAND, VA)
  • VIDANT ROANOKE CHOWAN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; AHOSKIE, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Como:

  • Tidewater Community College (about 47 miles; Norfolk, VA; Full-time enrollment: 20,975)
  • Old Dominion University (about 48 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 19,825)
  • Elizabeth City State University (about 48 miles; Elizabeth City, NC; FT enrollment: 2,803)
  • Norfolk State University (about 49 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 6,032)
  • Christopher Newport University (about 49 miles; Newport News, VA; FT enrollment: 5,061)
  • Regent University (about 51 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 3,429)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 52 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 7,056)

Public elementary/middle school in Como:

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Points of interest:

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Church in Como: Buckhorn Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hertford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

58.5%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.3%
Whole state:

5.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Como:

Marital status in Como, NC
  • Never married: 39.6%
  • Now married: 46.4%
  • Separated: 5.5%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 3.0%

For population 25 years and over in Como:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
North Carolina average:

11.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Como, NC (based on Hertford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,09736
Mainline Protestant9376
Black Protestant5664
Other1262
Catholic1251
None15,818-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Hertford County:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Hertford County:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Hertford County:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Hertford County:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hertford County:

13.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

34.3%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hertford County:

12.7%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.3%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

41.2%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Como:

31.2
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

13.5%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.5%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

38.8%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

52.9%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.2%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Como, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$610
Totals for Government 0$0 6$610

5.45% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,509 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bertie County, NC  1.27% ($30,685 average AGI)
from Northampton County, NC  0.75% ($28,208)
from Pitt County, NC  0.33% ($31,435)

Strongest AM radio stations in Como:

  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWDR (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MURFREESBORO, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WLQM (1250 AM; daytime; 1 kW; FRANKLIN, VA; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYAL (1280 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Como:

  • WDLZ (98.3 FM; MURFREESBORO, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLQM-FM (101.7 FM; FRANKLIN, VA; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBXB (100.1 FM; EDENTON, NC; Owner: EDENTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WHRO-FM (90.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WHRV (89.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQDK (99.3 FM; AHOSKIE, NC; Owner: MAX MEDIA OF THE CAROLINAS LLC)
  • WVKL (95.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCBZ (103.7 FM; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WKJX (96.7 FM; ELIZABETH CITY, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO OF ELIZABETH CITY, INC.)
  • WJCD (107.7 FM; WINDSOR, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRU (88.5 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: ROANOKE VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W214BJ (90.7 FM; MURFREESBORO, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Como:

  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WTVZ-TV (Channel 33; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WTVZ LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHRO-TV (Channel 15; HAMPTON-NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOC, INC.)
  • WPXV (Channel 49; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUND-TV (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGNT (Channel 27; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)

Como fatal accident list:

May 26, 1995 00:45 AM, Us258, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 6, 1978 03:10 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.8mTotal length
  • 3,520Total average daily traffic
  • 268Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,040Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Jerri L Janjua, 149 Spiers Road (Lat: 36.502639 Lon: -77.017778), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, , Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-1070
  • Stephanie I Jones, 149 Spiers Road (Lat: 36.502639 Lon: -77.017778), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, , Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-1070
  • Regulatory Manager, 149 Spiers Road (Lat: 36.502639 Lon: -77.017778), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 37091 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, , Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-1070
  • Gina Cacciatore, 149 Spiers Road (Lat: 36.502639 Lon: -77.017778), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 37091 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Verizon Wireless Personal Communications LP, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, #150 Mcgasa5reg, Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-1070
  • Laurie Gebhardt, 149 Spiers Road (Lat: 36.502639 Lon: -77.017778), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 37091 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Cellco Partnership, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-1070

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fire Dept On Us 258 (Lat: 36.502917 Lon: -77.005250), Call Sign: KZV309, Licensee ID: L00005452,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.1800 MHz, Grant Date: 03/14/1996, Expiration Date: 04/08/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/25/2001, Registrant: County Of Hertford, County Courthouse, Winton, NC 27986, Phone: (919) 358-1621
  • 1104 Statesville Road (Lat: 36.537528 Lon: -77.064028), Call Sign: WREB779,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.900 MHz, 159.930 MHz, 160.035 MHz, 160.140 MHz, 160.200 MHz, 159.795 MHz, 159.900 MHz, 159.930 MHz, 160.035 MHz, 160.140 MHz, 160.200 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2019, Expiration Date: 09/13/2029, Certifier: Dennis Spurill, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • COMO, 149 Spiers Road (Lat: 36.502639 Lon: -77.017778), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQQT830,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 03/01/2013, Expiration Date: 03/01/2023, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KG4GEJ, Licensee ID: L00203043, Grant Date: 11/06/2019, Expiration Date: 02/02/2030, Certifier: Danny D Edwards, Registrant: Danny D Edwards, 1240 Us Hwy 258 N, Como, NC 27818
  • Call Sign: KJ4HMS, Licensee ID: L01441145, Grant Date: 10/28/2008, Expiration Date: 10/28/2018, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2020, Certifier: Roy W Howell, Registrant: Roy W Howell, 345 Statesville Rd, Como, NC 27818
  • Call Sign: KK4STL, Licensee ID: L01803351, Grant Date: 07/24/2013, Expiration Date: 07/24/2023, Certifier: Craig W Simpson, Registrant: Craig W Simpson, 117 Spiers Rd, Como, NC 27818

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BEECH D95A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 528T , Serial Number: TD-573, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 02/19/1964, Certificate Issue Date: 04/06/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Edith E Taylor, Po Box 188, Como, NC 27818
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8098P , Serial Number: 24-3348, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 12/06/1962, Certificate Issue Date: 04/05/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Edith E Taylor, Po Box 188, Como, NC 27818

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Como, NC
  • 41.2%Electricity
  • 38.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Como, NC
  • 100.0%Electricity


Como compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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