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
www.co.bertie.nc.us

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." In Virginia, one twister ripped across more than 12 miles of Gloucester County, uprooting trees and reducing homes to matchsticks.
The most notable losses were a 444-point overcup oak in Bertie County, North Carolina; and a 357- point white poplar in Charlevoix, Michigan.