Hertford County, North Carolina Population 2024

20,281

Hertford County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 20,281 with a growth rate of -1.44% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hertford County, North Carolina is the 80th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 24,773 and has seen a growth of -18.13% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,796-297-1.56%
202819,093-297-1.53%
202719,390-297-1.51%
202619,687-297-1.49%
202519,984-297-1.46%
202420,281-297-1.44%
202320,578-297-1.42%
202220,875-297-1.4%
202121,172-298-1.39%
202021,470-2,172-9.19%
201923,642-240-1%
201823,882-35-0.15%
201723,917-294-1.21%
201624,211-193-0.79%
201524,404-211-0.86%
201424,615120.05%
201324,603-16-0.06%
201224,619-113-0.46%
201124,732-41-0.17%
201024,773
199022,523-845-3.62%
198023,368-161-0.68%
197023,5298113.57%
196022,7181,2655.9%
195021,4532,10110.86%
194019,3521,81010.32%
193017,5421,2487.66%
192016,2948585.56%
191015,4361,1427.99%
190014,2944433.2%
189013,8512,00816.96%
188011,8432,57027.71%
18709,273-231-2.43%
18609,5041,36216.73%
18508,1426588.79%
18407,484-1,053-12.33%
18308,53782510.7%
18207,7121,66027.43%
18106,052-649-9.69%
18006,70187314.98%
17905,828-12,968-68.99%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.44% (-297)
County Website
Hertford County
County Seat
2010 Population
24,773
Area
353 mi²
Density
57 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-18.13% (-4,492)
Founded
1759

Hertford County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American12,62258.35%
White7,34333.94%
Two or more races7233.34%
Native American3841.78%
Other race3081.42%
Asian2321.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander210.1%
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Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hertford County, North Carolina Population by Race

Hertford County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Hertford County, North Carolina Median Age

41.7

Total

39.4

Male

45.2

Female

Hertford County, North Carolina Adults

There are 17,754 adults, (4,413 of whom are seniors) in Hertford County, North Carolina.

Hertford County, North Carolina Age Dependency

62.2

Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Hertford County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female10,72549.58%
Male10,90850.42%

Hertford County, North Carolina Population by Age

Hertford County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,3532.3465.434.6
Non Family3,2621.1257.342.7
Married3,1842.9690.59.5
Female1,5923.5136.663.4
Male3152.734159
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3.02

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

65.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hertford County, North Carolina 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 County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hertford County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.33%.

Hertford County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,205

Average Earnings

$41,231

Average Male

$29,165

Average Female

Hertford County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hertford County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hertford County, North Carolina Language

95.23% of Hertford County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.37% of the population.

Hertford County, North Carolina Language

Hertford County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black11,2902,57122.77%
White6,54872611.09%
Multiple64928944.53%
Hispanic70625335.84%
Native32320262.54%
Asian2217935.75%
Other2305222.61%
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20.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.04%

Male Poverty Rate

22.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hertford County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hertford County, North Carolina is Native, with 62.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hertford County, North Carolina is White, with 11.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.55%.

Hertford County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.75%
Some College16.37%
High School14.98%
Bachelors or Greater8.22%
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Hertford County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed39.57%
Female Unemployed27.17%
Female Employed12.72%
Male Employed7.52%
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Hertford County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hertford County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hertford County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Hertford County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hertford County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Hertford County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hertford County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,399

Number of Veterans

1,281

Male Veterans

118

Female Veterans

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Hertford County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Hertford County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Hertford County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Hertford County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hertford County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.5%

Labor Force Participation

47.5%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Hertford County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hertford County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hertford County, North Carolina 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

71.28%

Born in Hertford County, North Carolina

95.94%

Native Born

4.06%

Foreign Born

2.88%

Non Citizen

1.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.94% of Hertford County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 71.28% having been born in North Carolina. 2.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hertford County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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