Halifax County NC Information


Halifax County Subdivisions

Halifax County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 53,988
Population in Households 52,600
Population in Familes 42,782
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,388
Population Density1 75
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 22,053
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 14,448
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 26,185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,545 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,508 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,132 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $89,811
Average Home Value $129,878


Median Household Income $31,829
Average Household Income $45,236
Per Capita Income $19,019
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.21% -0.36%
Households 0.06% -0.2%
Families -0.09% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Halifax County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Halifax County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 53 48th
Population Density1 # 69 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 29 72nd
Median Household Income # 95 6th
Per Capita Income # 88 13th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.