Halifax County (North Carolina)

Halifax County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina of the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Halifax.


The County is located in northeastern North Carolina, adjacent to the northernmost corner of Virginia and has an area of ​​1894 square kilometers, of which 16 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Northampton County, Bertie County, Martin County, Edgecombe County, Nash County and Warren County.

Halifax County is divided into 12 townships: Brinkley Ville, Butterwood, Conoconnara, Enfield, Faucett, Halifax, Littleton, Palmyra, Roanoke Rapids, Roseneath, Scotland Neck, and Weldon.


Halifax County was formed in 1758 from parts of Edgecombe County. It was named, as is the district capital of Halifax, to George Montagu - Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 57 370 people in Halifax County. Of these, 1,760 people lived in collective centers, the other inhabitants lived in 22,122 households and 15,308 families. The population density was 31 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 42.57 percent White, 52.56 percent Black or African American, 3.14 percent Native American, 0.54 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.47 percent from other races groups; 0.71 percent from two or more races. and 1.01 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 22,122 households out of which 31.2 percent of children under the age of 18 living with them. 44.1 percent were married couples living together, 20.4 percent were single mothers and 30.8 percent were non-families. 27.7 percent of all households and 12.0 percent living alone who is 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.06.

26.2 percent of the population were under 18 years old. 8.0 percent 18 to 24 years 27.7 percent between 25 and 44, 23.2 percent between 45 and 64, and 14.9 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 37 years. In all females there were 90.7 males. In all women aged 18 and over, 86.0 males.

The median income for a household was $ 26,459 U.S., the average annual income for a family $ 33,515. Males had a median income of $ 28,025, women $ 20,524. The per capita income was $ 13,810. 23.9 percent of the population and 19.4 percent of families are below the poverty line. This included 33.0 percent of children and adolescents under 18 years and 22.4 percent of people aged 65 and over.