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Ahoskie, North Carolina - Basic Facts

Ahoskie is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Ahoskie.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hertford County at latitude 36.2868 and longitude -76.9847. Hertford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Ahoskie (see map) encompass a land area of 4.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ahoskie: Ahoskey, Ahosky, Ahosky Ridge, Ahostskey, Ahostsky.

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Ahoskie, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,865
Population in Households 4,745
Population in Familes 3,756
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density1 1,130
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 2,007
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,245
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,042 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 965 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 313 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $103,241
Average Home Value $121,237


Median Household Income $31,404
Average Household Income $44,947
Per Capita Income $18,911
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.82% -0.52%
Households -0.63% -0.47%
Families -0.34% -0.6%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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.


Ahoskie, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ahoskie to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 151 80th
Population Density1 # 177 76th
Diversity Index2 # 266 64th
Median Household Income # 590 20th
Per Capita Income # 471 36th

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