Perquimans County

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Perquimans County, North Carolina

PO Box 45
Hertford, NC 27944
Phone: (252) 426-8484
Fax: (252) 426-4034
www.co.perquimans.nc.us

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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