- Halifax County, North Carolina
Infobox U.S. County
county = Halifax County
state = North Carolina
map size = 250
founded = 1758
seat = Halifax | area_total_sq_mi =731
area percentage = 0.82%
census yr = 2000
pop = 57370
web = www.halifaxnc.com
Halifax County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 57,370. Its county seatis HalifaxGR|6.
Halifax County is part of the
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, Micropolitan Statistical Area.
The county was formed in 1758 from Edgecombe County. It was named for
George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, President of the Board of Tradefrom 1748 to 1761.
Law and government
Halifax County is a member of the regional
Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 731
square miles (1,894 km²), of which, 725 square miles (1,879 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (16 km²) of it (0.82%) is water.
The county is divided into twelve townships: Brinkleyville, Butterwood, Conoconnara, Enfield, Faucett, Halifax, Littleton, Palmyra, Roanoke Rapids, Roseneath, Scotland Neck, and Weldon.
Northampton County, North Carolina- north-northeast
Bertie County, North Carolina- east-southeast
Martin County, North Carolina- southeast
Edgecombe County, North Carolina- south
Nash County, North Carolina- southwest
Warren County, North Carolina- northwest
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 57,370 people, 22,122 households, and 15,308 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 79 people per square mile (31/km²). There were 25,309 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 42.57% White, 52.56% Black or African American, 3.14% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 22,122 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.10% were married couples living together, 20.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $26,459, and the median income for a family was $33,515. Males had a median income of $28,025 versus $20,524 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $13,810. About 19.40% of families and 23.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.00% of those under age 18 and 22.40% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
* [http://www.visithalifax.com Roanoke Rapids NC based County Visitor Center]
* [http://www.halifaxnc.com Halifax County government official website]
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