Bertie County

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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Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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The hardest hit area of North Carolina appeared to be around Bertie County in the northeastern part of the state.
He held positions at the State University of New York, Upstate Medical University; Pitt County Memorial Hospital; and Bertie County Memorial Hospital.
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.
Bertie County Peanuts adds Smoky Sans Souci Peanuts to its line of super extra large peanuts.
Bertie County, a sprawling, rural area in northeastern North Carolina, was the hardest hit.
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." In Virginia, one twister ripped across more than 12 miles of Gloucester County, uprooting trees and reducing homes to matchsticks.
Ten people were confirmed dead in Bertie County, county manager Zee Lamb said.
Within North Carolina, Bertie County &ndash; a farming area &ndash; was the hardest-hit, with at least 10 fatalities.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, was affected as well.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>In Sanford, North Carolina, a Lowe's store collapsed, but no one was seriously injured because the employees evacuated the building before the tornado hit.
A CNN meteorologist called the storms' impact on North Carolina "epic." Among the worst-hit places was Bertie County, North Carolina, a rural area in the northeast part of the state.
The most notable losses were a 444-point overcup oak in Bertie County, North Carolina; and a 357- point white poplar in Charlevoix, Michigan.
Highlights from the Census 2000 Demographics Profiles for Bertie County, North Carolina.