Tyrrell County

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Tyrrell County, North Carolina

108 S Water St PO Box 449
Columbia, NC 27925
Phone: (252) 796-1371
Fax: (252) 796-1188
albemarle-nc.com/columbia/

In northeastern NC, on Albemarle Sound, south of Elizabeth City; organized 1729 (prior to statehood) from Chowan, Bertie, Currituck, and Pasquotank counties. Name Origin: For John Tyrrell (1685-1729), a lord proprietor of NC

Area (sq mi):: 600.30 (land 389.91; water 210.39) Population per square mile: 10.70
Population 2005: 4,157 State rank: 100 Population change: 2000-20005 0.20%; 1990-2000 7.60% Population 2000: 4,149 (White 55.50%; Black or African American 39.40%; Hispanic or Latino 3.60%; Asian 0.70%; Other 3.30%). Foreign born: 4.00%. Median age: 38.70
Income 2000: per capita $13,326; median household $25,684; Population below poverty level: 23.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,567-$19,082
Unemployment (2004): 7.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.70% Median travel time to work: 32.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 39.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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