Hertford County, NC

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Population

24,262

0.0947% decline

Median Age

42.4


Median Household Income

$35,806

3.72% growth

Poverty Rate

23.3%


Number of Employees

9,163

2.71% growth

Median Property Value

$86,800

0.115% decline

About

In 2017, Hertford County, NC had a population of 24.3k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $35,806. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hertford County, NC declined from 24,285 to 24,262, a -0.0947% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,523 to $35,806, a 3.72% increase.

The population of Hertford County, NC is 57.4% Black or African American Alone, 33.6% White Alone, and 3.66% Hispanic or Latino. 5.42% of the people in Hertford County, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hertford County, NC are Chowan University (214 degrees awarded in 2016) and Roanoke-Chowan Community College (170 degrees).

The median property value in Hertford County, NC is $86,800, and the homeownership rate is 67.2%. Most people in Hertford County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Hertford County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hertford County, NC employs 9.16k people. The largest industries in Hertford County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,694 people), Manufacturing (1,532 people), and Educational Services (1,115 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($60,625), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,500), and Utilities ($45,250).

Median household income in Hertford County, NC is $35,806. Males in Hertford County, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Hertford County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,806

2017 value

± $2,350

3.72%

1 Year Growth

± 10.1%

Households in Hertford County, NC have a median annual income of $35,806, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,523 in 2016, which represents a 3.72% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in Hertford County, NC made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Hertford County, NC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hertford County, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9503

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. Census Tract 9504.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hertford County, NC was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $41,542, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9504.01, with respective values of $35,640 and $34,271.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hertford County, NC (5k out of 21.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    3,713 ± 351

  2. White

    937 ± 181

  3. Hispanic

    240 ± 123

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hertford County, NC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.16k

2017 Value

± 589

2.71%

1 Year growth

± 8.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hertford County, NC grew at a rate of 2.71%, from 8.92k employees to 9.16k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hertford County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,035 people), Production Occupations (1,011 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (893 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hertford County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hertford County, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,035 people), Production Occupations (1,011 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (893 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hertford County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.66 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.34 times), and Production Occupations (1.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hertford County, NC, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($85,417), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,188), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($46,458).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.16k

2017 Value

± 589

2.71%

1 Year growth

± 8.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hertford County, NC grew at a rate of 2.71%, from 8.92k employees to 9.16k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hertford County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,694 people), Manufacturing (1,532 people), and Educational Services (1,115 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hertford County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Hertford County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Hertford County, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,694 people), Manufacturing (1,532 people), and Educational Services (1,115 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hertford County, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.4 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.14 times), and Manufacturing (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hertford County, NC, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($60,625), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,500), and Utilities ($45,250).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $35.3B and Machinery and $34.5B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.6% of the population of Hertford County, NC has health coverage, with 34.3% on employee plans, 24.7% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Hertford County, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Hertford County, NC see 2015 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.82% decrease from the previous year (2210 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2414 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 619 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2015 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Hertford County, NC see an average of 2015 patients per year. This represents a 8.82% decrease from the previous year (2210 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hertford County, NC in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.4%

Uninsured

34.3%

Employer Coverage

24.7%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

13.8%

Non-Group

1.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hertford County, NC declined by 5.73% from 13.1% to 12.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hertford County, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Hertford County, NC is home to a population of 24.3k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.48% of Hertford County, NC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Hertford County, NC is composed of 13.9k Black or African American Alone residents (57.4%), 8.14k White Alone residents (33.6%), 889 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.66%), 784 Two or More Races residents (3.23%), 266 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.1%), 168 Asian Alone residents (0.692%), 46 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.19%), and 34 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.14%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hertford County, NC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (907 speakers), German (47 speakers), and Arabic (40 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hertford County, NC was 42.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Hertford County, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hertford County, NC residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.48%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.43%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.48% of Hertford County, NC residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hertford County, NC was 3.43%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Hertford County, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 Hertford County, NC residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.2% of Hertford County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hertford County, NC was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    13.9k ± 427

  2. White Alone

    8.14k ± 23

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    889 ± 205

In 2017, there were 1.71 times more Black or African American Alone residents (13.9k people) in Hertford County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.14k White Alone and 889 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Hertford County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    907 speakers (3.93%)

  2. German

    47 speakers (0.204%)

  3. Arabic

    40 speakers (0.173%)

5.42% of Hertford County, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Hertford County, NC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.93% of the overall population of Hertford County, NC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.204% speak German and 0.173% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    464 ± 112

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    212 ± 88

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    124 ± 51

Hertford County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hertford County, NC awarded 384 degrees. The student population of Hertford County, NC is skewed towards women, with 998 male students and 1,417 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hertford County, NC are Black or African American (253 and 66.8%), followed by White (106 and 28%), Hispanic or Latino (10 and 2.64%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (5 and 1.32%).

The largest universities in Hertford County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Chowan University (214 and 55.7%) and Roanoke-Chowan Community College (170 and 44.3%).

The most popular majors in Hertford County, NC are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (44 and 11.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (37 and 9.64%), and General Business Administration & Management (33 and 8.59%).

The median tuition costs in Hertford County, NC are $23,930 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 26 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hertford County, NC was General Business Administration & Management with 26 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Hertford County, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 214 degrees awarded

  2. 170 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$23,930

Median Private

In 2016, the Hertford County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Chowan University with 214 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

159

Degrees Awarded to Men

225

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 159 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hertford County, NC, which is 0.707 times less than the 225 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    253 degrees awarded

  2. White

    106 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    10 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hertford County, NC were to Black or African American students. These 253 degrees mean that there were 2.39 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 106 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hertford County, NC was $86,800 in 2017, which is 0.399 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $86,900 to $86,800, a 0.115% decrease. The homeownership rate in Hertford County, NC is 67.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hertford County, NC have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hertford County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$35,806

Median Household Income

± $2,350

8.88k

Number of Households

± 530

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.88k households in Hertford County, NC grew to $35,806 from the previous year's value of $34,523.

The following chart displays the households in Hertford County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$86,800

2017 Median

± $3,846

$86,900

2016 Median

± $3,805

In 2017, the median property value in Hertford County, NC declined from to $86,800 from the previous year's value of $86,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hertford County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hertford County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hertford County, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hertford County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.2%

2017 Homeownership

66%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.2% of the housing units in Hertford County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hertford County, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hertford County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hertford County, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hertford County, NC have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.13% of the workforce in Hertford County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.23%

  3. Walked

    3.42%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hertford County, NC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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