Northampton County is located in the eastern shore of Virginia. The County Seat is Eastville and the largest city is Exmore. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.northampton.va.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 12,121 and the 2010 census population was 12,389. The land area is 211.61 square miles and there are 58.5 persons per square mile.
61.3% of the population is White, 35.8% is Black or African American, 8.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 78.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $168,800, there are 5,149 households, an average of 2.32 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,473, the median household income is $33,635, and 24.3% of the persons in Northampton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,285. Retail sales (in $1000) were $135,111, and sales per capita were $10,072. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26%.
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