Gates County

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Gates County, North Carolina

PO Box 148
Gatesville, NC 27938
Phone: (252) 357-1240
Fax: (252) 357-0073
www.albemarle-nc.com/gates/

On the northeastern border of NC, northwest of Elizabeth City; organized 1779 (prior to statehood) from Chowan, Hertford, and Perquimans counties. Name Origin: For Gen. Horatio Gates (1728?-1806), Continental Army officer who defeated John Burgoyne (1722-92) at the Battle of Satatoga (1777)

Area (sq mi):: 345.60 (land 340.61; water 5.00) Population per square mile: 33.00
Population 2005: 11,224 State rank: 93 Population change: 2000-20005 6.70%; 1990-2000 13.00% Population 2000: 10,516 (White 58.50%; Black or African American 39.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 38.10
Income 2000: per capita $15,963; median household $35,647; Population below poverty level: 17.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,515-$20,336
Unemployment (2004): 4.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 37.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 65.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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