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Halifax County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 724.1 square miles
Population Density 75.5 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 53,453
Population change -2.3%
Under 5 years of age 5.5%
Under 18 21.9%
65 and over 17.8%
Females 52.3%
White 40.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.7
Asian 0.7%
Two or more races 1.2%
Black or African American 53.1%
Native American 3.9%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 76%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 11.8%
Veterans 3,537
Households and Housing
Households 21,550
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 86.3%
Median household income $32,329
The per capita income $17,937
Live below the poverty line. 27.4%
housing units 25,544
Multi-unit structures 9%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $86,100
Residents owning their homes. 61.8%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 3,036
Women-owned firms 29.4%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 26.2%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $610,319
Retail sales per capita $11,061
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $77,112