Colerain, NC

Colerain, situated in Bertie County, is a small town made up of .3 square miles.

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The town was hit by an EF-3 tornado on April 16, 2011, causing damage and killed 12 people. The town was named after the town of Colerain in Ireland.  


The median resident age in Colerain is 54 years. The median estimated household income is about $38,000 making it about $10,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $25,000. The average price for a home in Colerain is about $80,000 (2015) which is $80,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $650 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Colerain is 88% White, 6% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 5% other. 90% of the population are high school graduates, with 22% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 56% are married, 8% are divorced, 6% are separated, 17% are widowed, leaving 13% that have never been married.

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Bertie County

Colerain 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 Colerain, NC is about 200. The population has been steadily increasing since its founding.


The elevation of Colerain, NC is 59 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Colerain, NC is 27924.

Area Code

The area code for Colerain, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Colerain and Bertie County have voted mostly Democrat, with 66% going to Barrack 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). About 37% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Colerain is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Retail, administration, construction, and manufacturing make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

WNCT and The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald are the primary newspapers that cover the Bertie County area.