Northampton County is located in northeastern North Carolina. The County Seat is Jackson and the largest city is Garysburg. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.northamptonnc.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 20,463 and the 2010 census population was 22,098. The land area is 536.59 square miles and there are 41.2 persons per square mile.
39.6% of the population is White, 58.4% is Black or African American, 2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 72.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 9.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $80,000, there are 8,604 households, an average of 2.43 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,919, the median household income is $31,433, and 26.3% of the persons in Northampton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,166. Retail sales (in $1000) were $101,990, and sales per capita were $4,928. The percentage of black-owned firms is 31.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 42%.
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