Hyde County is located in the eastern coast of North Carolina. The County Seat is Swan Quarter and the largest city is Ocracoke . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.hydecountync.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 5,676 and the 2010 census population was 5,810. The land area is 612.70 square miles and there are 9.5 persons per square mile.
67.8% of the population is White, 30% is Black or African American, 8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 78.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $76,400, there are 2,148 households, an average of 2.34 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,408, the median household income is $42,279, and 25.6% of the persons in Hyde County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 986. Retail sales (in $1000) were $26,685, and sales per capita were $5,138.
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