Perquimans County

Perquimans County, North Carolina

PO Box 45
Hertford, NC 27944
Phone: (252) 426-8484
Fax: (252) 426-4034

In northeastern NC on Albemarle Sound, west of Elizabeth City; organized 1679 (prior to statehood) as Berkeley Precinct of Albemarle County. Name Origin: For the Perquimans River, which runs through it, named for the Indian tribe who once lived along its banks

Area (sq mi):: 328.93 (land 247.17; water 81.76) Population per square mile: 48.90
Population 2005: 12,080 State rank: 92 Population change: 2000-20005 6.30%; 1990-2000 8.80% Population 2000: 11,368 (White 70.50%; Black or African American 28.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 42.20
Income 2000: per capita $15,728; median household $29,538; Population below poverty level: 17.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,342-$21,968
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 33.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 62.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The SunFarm Portfolio consists of two solar photovoltaic systems comprising 13.9mw located in Perquimans County, North Carolina.
Perquimans County Sheriff Eric Tilley learnt of the crime after one of the brothers came forward to the police in December 2012 to confess the crime after speaking with a pastor.
Perquimans County Schools in rural northeast North Carolina numbers 1,716 students across four schools that serve, respectively, grades preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
Perquimans County High School has not yet been incorporated into the plan.
Deer hunters in Perquimans County must be at least five feet off the ground if they want to use a center fire rifle.
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Black residents in surrounding Perquimans County were effectively prevented from holding office until 1990, when they won a fight to reform the electoral system.
It all began with author France's personal involvement in her child's school, located in adjacent Perquimans County. In the course of her participation in school life, she noted the bathrooms lacked soap, paper towels, and warm water, and hygiene was not being monitored by teachers.
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