Colerain, North Carolina

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Colerain, North Carolina
Location of Colerain, North Carolina
Location of Colerain, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°12′4″N 76°46′5″W / 36.20111°N 76.76806°W / 36.20111; -76.76806Coordinates: 36°12′4″N 76°46′5″W / 36.20111°N 76.76806°W / 36.20111; -76.76806
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Bertie
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 204
 • Density 776/sq mi (299.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27924
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-13560[1]
GNIS feature ID 1019733[2]

Colerain is a town in Bertie County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 204 at the 2010 census.[3]

Name and history[edit]

Colerain, North Carolina, was named after Coleraine in Ireland.[4]

On April 16, 2011, the town was hit by an EF-3 tornado that killed 12 people and caused extensive damage.[citation needed]

The Garrett-White House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[5]


Colerain is located at 36°12′4″N 76°46′5″W / 36.20111°N 76.76806°W / 36.20111; -76.76806 (36.201138, -76.768050).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), all of it land.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 221 people, 103 households, and 66 families residing in the town. The population density was 821.1 people per square mile (316.0/km²). There were 121 housing units at an average density of 449.5 per square mile (173.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.21% White, 2.71% African American and 4.07% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.07% of the population.

There were 103 households out of which 19.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 1.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the town the population was spread out with 16.7% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 24.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,281, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $39,028 versus $21,786 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,573. About 1.4% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 12.0% of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Colerain town, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 87. 
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.