Chowan County is located in northeastern North Carolina. The County Seat is Edenton and the largest city is Edenton. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.chowancounty-nc.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 14,572 and the 2010 census population was 14,793. The land area is 172.47 square miles and there are 85.8 persons per square mile.
63.2% of the population is White, 34.4% is Black or African American, 3.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 79.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $129,100, there are 5,945 households, an average of 2.42 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,240, the median household income is $34,420, and 29% of the persons in Chowan County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,519. Retail sales (in $1000) were $136,106, and sales per capita were $9,235.
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