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Halifax County, North Carolina

PO Box 38
Halifax, NC 27839
Phone: (252) 583-1131
Fax: (252) 583-9921
www.halifaxnc.com

On the central northern border of NC, north of Rocky Mount; organized 1758 (prior to statehood) from Edgecombe County. Name Origin: For George Montagu (1716-71), second Earl of Halifax, president of the English Board of Trade, called the "Father of the Colonies" for his strong support of trade with them

Area (sq mi):: 731.35 (land 725.36; water 5.99) Population per square mile: 77.20
Population 2005: 56,023 State rank: 45 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.30%; 1990-2000 3.30% Population 2000: 57,370 (White 42.30%; Black or African American 52.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.50%; Other 4.30%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 37.20
Income 2000: per capita $13,810; median household $26,459; Population below poverty level: 23.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,775-$20,313
Unemployment (2004): 8.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.00% Median travel time to work: 24.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Roanoke Rapids (16,397)

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    Halifax County, Virginia

    134 S Main St
    Halifax, VA 24558
    Phone: (434) 476-3300
    Fax: (434) 476-3384
    www.halifax.com/county

    On the central southern border of VA, southeast of Lynchburg; organized Feb 27, 1752 from Lunenburg County. Added the former independent city of South Boston effective June 30, 1995. Name Origin: For George Montagu Dunk (1716-71), 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman and a strong supporter of trade with the American colonies

    Area (sq mi):: 829.56 (land 819.30; water 10.27) Population per square mile: 44.30
    Population 2005: 36,284 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.90%; 1990-2000 28.70% Population 2000: 37,355 (White 59.70%; Black or African American 38.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 40.70
    Income 2000: per capita $16,353; median household $29,929; Population below poverty level: 15.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,592-$20,644
    Unemployment (2004): 7.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.60% Median travel time to work: 25.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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