Aulander, situated in Bertie County, is a small town made up of only 1.5 square miles...
August 9, 2016
The story that has been passed down is that the area making modern day Aulander was part of land grants that were given by King George II (England). Two men that received land grants in Bertie County were Sam Dunning and Nicholas Harmon whose descendants would found the town of Aulander.
A settlement named Harmon's Crossroads formed on the land belonging to the Harnons and Dunnings. In 1853, Andrew J. Dunning (great grandson of Sam Dunning) married Sallie Harnon, and their lands came together that would later be modern day Aulander.
The town was incorporated in 1885, and was named by Andrew J. Dunning after Orlando, Florida. The town had its first hotel in the late 1890's, electric power in 1912, and Aulander had a fire company in 1913. The Aulander Town Hall and Fire Department Building were built 1966 and the present day post office was built in 1967.
The median resident age in Aulander is 39 years. The median estimated household income is about $28,000 making it about $17,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $14,000. The average price for a home in Aulander is about $72,000 (2013) which is $83,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $610 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Aulander is 43% White, 55% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 1% Hispanic. 85% of the population are high school graduates, with 10% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 42% are married, 5% are divorced, 12% are widowed, 6% are separated, leaving 35% that have never been married.
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Aulander belongs to Bertie County in the north-eastern part of North Carolina. The County, previously known as Bertie Precinct (1712),was named after either James Bertie or his brother Henry Bertie. In 1759, Hertford county was formed from parts of Northampton, Edgecombe, and Bertie counties; thus Bertie county was decreased to its current size. Bertie County has a population of 21,000 and its largest city Windsor, with a population of 3,600, is the county seat.
Bertie County borders Northampton, Halifax, Chowan, Martin, Washington, and Hertford Counties.
Bertie County is made up of 741 square miles. 699 of which is land with the remaining 42 as water.
The Population of Aulander, NC is about 900. Since the late 1990s's the town has decreasing.
The elevation of Aulander, NC is 66 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Aulander, NC is 27805.
The area code for Aulander, NC is 252.
Historically speaking Aulander and Bertie County have voted mostly Democrat, with 65% going to Barack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 62% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones) and about 38% are Protestants.
The unemployment rate for Aulander is around 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Accommodation/food services and manufacturing make about 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald is the primary newspaper that covers the Bertie County area.