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Chowan County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 172.5 square miles
Population Density 85.8 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 14,726
Population change -0.5%
Under 5 years of age 5.5%
Under 18 21.3%
65 and over 21.6%
Females 52.3%
White 63.2
Hispanic or Latino of any race 3.2
Asian 0.6%
Two or more races 1.2%
Black or African American 34.4%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
Had graduated from high school 80%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 20.1%
Veterans 1,221
Households and Housing
Households 5,945
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 84%
Median household income $34,420
The per capita income $19,240
Live below the poverty line. 29%
housing units 7,228
Multi-unit structures 10%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $129,100
Residents owning their homes. 66.4%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,519
Women-owned firms 0%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $136,106
Retail sales per capita $9,235
Manufacturers shipments $341,652
Merchant wholesaler sales $38,519