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Hertford, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Hertford had a population of 2,186 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Hertford is located at latitude 36.1768 and longitude -76.4666 in Perquimans County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hertford (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Perquimans County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Town of Hertford (GNIS ID: 2405821) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Hertford is located within Township of Bethel, a minor civil division (MCD) of Perquimans County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hertford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hertford: Hartford, Phelps Point.

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Hertford, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,186
Daytime Population: Workers 1,227
Daytime Population: Residents 1,412
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,639
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 2,134
Population in Familes 1,698
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density2 765
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $34,368
Average Household Income $44,858
Per Capita Income $19,347


Total Housing Units 1,096 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 483 (44.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 405 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $177,570
Average Home Value $232,438


Total Households 888
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 557
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.27% 0.33%
Households 0.2% 0.29%
Families 0.1% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   3.18%

Hertford, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hertford to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 304 59th
Population Density # 324 56th
Diversity Index # 227 69th
Median Household Income # 564 24th
Per Capita Income # 554 25th

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