Perquimans County is located in northeastern North Carolina. The County Seat is Hertford and the largest city is Hertford . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.perquimanscountync.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 13,466 and the 2010 census population was 13,453. The land area is 247.09 square miles and there are 54.4 persons per square mile.
73.1% of the population is White, 24.6% is Black or African American, 2.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 83.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $170,700, there are 5,437 households, an average of 2.46 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,809, the median household income is $43,709, and 20.2% of the persons in Perquimans County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 936. Retail sales (in $1000) were $69,022, and sales per capita were $5,546. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.3%.
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