Chocowinity, NC

Chocowinity, situated in Beaufort County, is a small town made up of 1 square mile.

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In 1910 the town became a central location to the Norfolk Southern Railway. The town is named in reference to the word "chackaurene" of the Native American tribe of Tuscarora, which means "little otters". 


The median resident age in Chocowinity is 43 years. The median estimated household income is about $25,000 making it about $23,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Chocowinity is about $90,000 (2015) which is $70,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Chocowinity is 57% White, 37% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 4% other. 86% of the population are high school graduates, with 10% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 40% are married, 15% are divorced, 8% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 29% that have never been married.

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Beaufort County

Chocowinity belongs to Beaufort County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, previously known as Beaufort Precinct (1712), is part of the Washington, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Beaufort County has a population of 48,000 and its largest city Washington, with a population of 10,000, is the county seat.

Beaufort County borders Washington, Pamlico, Hyde, Craven, Martin, and Pitt Counties.

Beaufort County is made up of nearly 958 square miles. 827 of which is land with the remaining 131 as water.


The population of Chocowinity, NC is about 820. The population has fluctuated between increasing and decreasing since the 1990's.


The elevation of Chocowinity, NC is 39 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Chocowinity, NC is 27817.

Area Code

The area code for Chocowinity, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Chocowinity and Beaufort County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 46% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 52% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Chocowinity is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Transportation, mining, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Washington Daily News and Beaufort Observer are the primary newspapers that cover the Beaufort County area.