Bertie County

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Bertie County, North Carolina

106 Dundee St PO Box 530
Windsor, NC 27983
Phone: (252) 794-5300
Fax: (252) 794-5327

In northeastern NC, east of Rocky Mount; organized 1722 (prior to statehood) from Chowan County. Name Origin: For James (1673-1735) and Henry (1675-1735) Bertie, brothers who were Lords Proprietor of the colony of North Carolina

Area (sq mi):: 741.22 (land 699.19; water 42.03) Population per square mile: 27.90
Population 2005: 19,480 State rank: 83 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.50%; 1990-2000 -3.00% Population 2000: 19,773 (White 36.00%; Black or African American 62.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 38.60
Income 2000: per capita $14,096; median household $25,177; Population below poverty level: 23.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,856-$20,845
Unemployment (2004): 8.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 28.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Maria Rosario Dayan had signed up for a job as a special education teacher in Bertie County, North Carolina, but ended up mopping floors and cleaning bathrooms at a daycare center in Washington.
Area official Zee Lamb, of Bertie County, North Carolina, added: "There were several cases of houses being totally demolished except for a single room - and that's where people were found alive.
Highlights from the Census 2000 Demographics Profiles for Bertie County, North Carolina.