Gates County is located in northeastern North Carolina. The County Seat is Gatesville and the largest city is Gatesville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.gatescounty.govoffice2.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 11,567 and the 2010 census population was 12,186. The land area is 340.45 square miles and there are 35.8 persons per square mile.
63.9% of the population is White, 33.1% is Black or African American, 1.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.1% is two or more races. 83.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $150,200, there are 4,459 households, an average of 2.67 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,187, the median household income is $46,592, and 19.6% of the persons in Gates County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 712. Retail sales (in $1000) were $33,978, and sales per capita were $2,895.
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