Perquimans County, North Carolina
|Perquimans County, North Carolina|
Location in the state of North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
329 sq mi (852 km²)
82 sq mi (212 km²), 24.86%
47/sq mi (18/km²)
The Harvey Point Defense Testing Activity facility is located in Perquimans County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 329 square miles (852 km²), of which 247 square miles (640 km²) is land and 82 square miles (212 km²) (24.86%) is water.
Adjacent counties 
|Chowan County||Albemarle Sound|
Major highways 
2010 census 
At the 2010 census, there were 13,453 people, 4,645 households and 3,376 families residing in the county. The racial makeup of the county was 72.1% White, 24.9% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. 2.1% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
2000 census 
There were 4,645 households of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 12.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.86.
23.00% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 91.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.50 males.
The median household income was $29,538 and the median family income was $35,212. Males had a median income of $27,251 compared with $18,728 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,728. About 13.90% of families and 17.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.20% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over.
Notable residents and natives 
- Janice Cole, U.S. Attorney
- Catfish Hunter, professional baseball player
- Wolfman Jack, radio personality lived his final years in the county.
- Sherry Stevenson, professional softball player
Cities and towns 
Unincorporated community 
See also 
- NCGenWeb Perquimans County - genealogy resources for the county