Hertford County

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Hertford County, North Carolina

PO Box 86
Winton, NC 27986
Phone: (252) 358-7845
Fax: (252) 358-0793
www.co.hertford.nc.us

On the northeastern border of NC, northeast of Rocky Mount; organized 1759 (prior to statehood) from Chowan, Bertie, and Northampton counties. Name Origin: For Francis Seymour Conway (1719-94), Earl (later Marquis) of Hertford, British statesman

Area (sq mi):: 360.42 (land 353.26; water 7.16) Population per square mile: 66.70
Population 2005: 23,574 State rank: 77 Population change: 2000-20005 4.30%; 1990-2000 0.30% Population 2000: 22,601 (White 37.10%; Black or African American 59.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.70%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 39.20
Income 2000: per capita $15,641; median household $26,422; Population below poverty level: 18.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,022-$20,006
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.20% Median travel time to work: 25.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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