Halifax County is located in northeastern North Carolina. The County Seat is Halifax and the largest city is Roanoke Rapids . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.halifaxnc.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 52,970 and the 2010 census population was 54,691. The land area is 724.09 square miles and there are 75.5 persons per square mile.
40.9% of the population is White, 53.1% is Black or African American, 2.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 3.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 75.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $86,100, there are 21,550 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,937, the median household income is $32,329, and 27.4% of the persons in Halifax County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,036. Retail sales (in $1000) were $610,319, and sales per capita were $11,061. The percentage of black-owned firms is 26.2%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.4%.
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