Chowan County, North Carolina: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Chowan County, North Carolina
Seal of Chowan County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Chowan County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Seat Edenton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

233 sq mi (603 km²)
173 sq mi (448 km²)
61 sq mi (158 km²), 26.00%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,526
54/sq mi (21/km²)
Founded 1668
Website www.chowancounty-nc.gov

Chowan County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 14,526. Its county seat is Edenton[1].

Contents

History

During the American Civil War, the Albemarle Artillery was recruited in 1862 from Chowan and Tyrrell men at Edenton by local attorney William Badham, Jr.. After cannon were recast from bronze donated as bells from local courthouses and churches to arm the battery, the unit was renamed the Edenton Bell Battery after their named guns, Columbia, St. Paul, Fannie Roulac, and Edenton. Two of the guns, long thought lost, have been returned to Edenton in recent years. The St. Paul and the Edenton now can be seen on display at Edenton's waterfront park.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 233 square miles (604 km²), of which, 173 square miles (447 km²) of it is land and 61 square miles (157 km²) of it (26.00%) is water.

Advertisements

Adjacent counties

Law and government

Chowan County is a member of the Albemarle Commission regional council of government

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 14,526 people, 5,580 households, and 4,006 families residing in the county. The population density was 84 people per square mile (32/km²). There were 6,443 housing units at an average density of 37 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 60.54% White, 37.52% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 1.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,580 households out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 15.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,928, and the median income for a family was $36,986. Males had a median income of $29,719 versus $19,826 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,027. About 13.70% of families and 17.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.50% of those under age 18 and 16.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Chowan County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Coordinates: 36°08′N 76°36′W / 36.13°N 76.60°W / 36.13; -76.60

References


Genealogy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Familypedia

This article requires significantly more historical detail on the particular phases of this location's historical development. The ideal article for a place will give the reader a feel for what it was like to live at that location at the time their relatives were alive there..
Please help to improve this page yourself if you can..
Chowan County, North Carolina
Seal of Chowan County, North Carolina
Map
File:Map of North Carolina highlighting Chowan County.png
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1668
Seat Edenton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 26.00%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14526
Website: www.chowancounty-nc.gov

Chowan County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 14,526. Its county seat is Edenton6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 604 km² (233 sq mi). 447 km² (173 sq mi) of it is land and 157 km² (61 sq mi) of it (26.00%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Law and government

Chowan County is a member of the Albemarle Commission regional council of governments.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,526 people, 5,580 households, and 4,006 families residing in the county. The population density was 32/km² (84/sq mi). There were 6,443 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (37/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 60.54% White, 37.52% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 1.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,580 households out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 15.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,928, and the median income for a family was $36,986. Males had a median income of $29,719 versus $19,826 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,027. About 13.70% of families and 17.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.50% of those under age 18 and 16.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Chowan County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Coordinates: 36°08′N 76°36′W / 36.13, -76.60

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Chowan County, North Carolina. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
Facts about Chowan County, North CarolinaRDF feed
County names Chowan County, North Carolina  +
County of country United States  +
County of subdivision1 North Carolina  +
Short name Chowan County  +

This article uses material from the "Chowan County, North Carolina" article on the Genealogy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Simple English

Chowan County, North Carolina
Map

Location in the state of North Carolina

North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1668
Seat Edenton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

233 sq mi (603 km²)
173 sq mi (448 km²)
61 sq mi (158 km²), 26.00%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,526
54/sq mi (21/km²)
Website: www.chowancounty-nc.gov

Chowan County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, the population was 14,526. Its county seat is Edenton.

Contents

Law and government

Chowan County is part of the local Albemarle Commission council of government.

Connected counties

The counties are connected to Chowan County:

  • Gates County (north)
  • Perquimans County (east)
  • Washington County (south)
  • Bertie County (west)
  • Hertford County (northwest)

Cities and towns

These cities and towns are in Chowan County:

  • Edenton
  • Rockyhock
  • Selwin

Other websites


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message