Hertford, North Carolina Population 2024

1,978

Hertford is a city located in Perquimans County North Carolina. Hertford has a 2024 population of 1,978. It is also the county seat of Perquimans County.Hertford is currently growing at a rate of 0.46% annually and its population has increased by 2.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,937 in 2020.

The average household income in Hertford is $55,959 with a poverty rate of 21.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Hertford is 43 years, 43.5 years for males, and 39.1 years for females.

Hertford Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hertford was:

  • Black or African American: 48.9%
  • White: 46.89%
  • Other race: 2.74%
  • Two or more races: 1.42%
  • Asian: 0.05%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
691.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.12% (41)
The current population of Hertford, North Carolina is 1,978 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,937.

Hertford, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,00048.9%
White95946.89%
Other race562.74%
Two or more races291.42%
Asian10.05%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hertford Population by Race

Hertford Population Pyramid 2024

Hertford Median Age

43

Total

43.5

Male

39.1

Female

Hertford Adults

There are 1,605 adults, (419 of whom are seniors) in Hertford.

Hertford Age Dependency

72.4

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Hertford Sex Ratio

Female1,17957.65%
Male86642.35%

Hertford Population by Age

Hertford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8342.3761.438.6
Non Family3261.0376.123.9
Married2493.0380.319.7
Female1963.6532.767.3
Male632.630100
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3.15

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

61.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hertford Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Hertford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hertford Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.18%.

Hertford Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,894

Average Earnings

$46,250

Average Male

$34,250

Average Female

Hertford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hertford Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hertford Language

95.87% of Hertford residents speak only English, while 4.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.48% of the population.

Hertford Language

Hertford Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black98733133.54%
White9459610.16%
Multiple291034.48%
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21.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.91%

Male Poverty Rate

28.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hertford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hertford is Multiple, with 34.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hertford is White, with 10.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.21%.

Hertford Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28%
High School22.68%
Some College16.21%
Bachelors or Greater
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Hertford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed41.59%
Female Employed13.59%
Male Employed1.06%
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Hertford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hertford Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hertford Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.9%

Male Marriage Rate

36.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Hertford Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hertford Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Hertford Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hertford Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

80

Number of Veterans

55

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

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Hertford Veterans by War

count

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Hertford Veterans by Age

count

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Hertford Veterans by Race

Hertford Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

58.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hertford Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

13.3%

Unemployment Rate

Hertford Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hertford Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hertford Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.61%

Born in Hertford

99.32%

Native Born

0.68%

Foreign Born

0.24%

Non Citizen

0.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.32% of Hertford residents were born in the United States, with 70.61% having been born in North Carolina. 0.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Hertford Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,02390.45%
20282,01490.45%
20272,00590.45%
20261,99690.45%
20251,98790.46%
20241,97890.46%
20231,96990.46%
20221,96090.46%
20211,951140.72%
20201,937-194-9.1%
20192,131211%
20182,110-11-0.52%
20172,121-2-0.09%
20162,123-11-0.52%
20152,134-14-0.65%
20142,148-9-0.42%
20132,157-4-0.19%
20122,161110.51%
20112,15050.23%
20102,145
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Hertford Population by Year