Hertford County NC Information


Hertford County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 24,823
Population in Households 22,371
Population in Familes 18,160
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,452
Population Density1 70
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 9,365
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 6,104
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,774 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,016 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,349 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,409 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $89,046
Average Home Value $112,213


Median Household Income $30,917
Average Household Income $45,375
Per Capita Income $18,328
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% -0.09%
Households 0.05% -0.06%
Families -0.11% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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.


Hertford County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hertford 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 # 76 25th
Population Density1 # 71 30th
Diversity Index2 # 39 62nd
Median Household Income # 97 4th
Per Capita Income # 93 8th

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