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Northampton County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 536.6 square miles
Population Density 41.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 20,839
Population change -5.7%
Under 5 years of age 5.1%
Under 18 19.4%
65 and over 22.3%
Females 51.8%
White 39.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2
Asian 0.2%
Two or more races 1.1%
Black or African American 58.4%
Native American 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 73%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 9.4%
Veterans 1,427
Households and Housing
Households 8,604
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.2%
Median household income $31,433
The per capita income $17,919
Live below the poverty line. 26.3%
housing units 11,479
Multi-unit structures 4%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $80,000
Residents owning their homes. 72.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,166
Women-owned firms 42%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 31.9%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $101,990
Retail sales per capita $4,928
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $256,096