Como, NC

Como, situated in Hertford County, is a small town made up of 3.4 square miles.

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The town is the birthplace of Richard Gatling, who is famous for inventing the Gatling gun.  


The median resident age in Como is 32 years. The median estimated household income is about $46,000 making it about $2,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $21,000. The average price for a home in Como is about $133,000 (2015) which is $27,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $900 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Como is 88% White, 8% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 2% other. 97% of the population are high school graduates, with 3% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 42% are married, 19% are divorced, 0% are separated, 2% are widowed, leaving 37% that have never been married.

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Hertford County

Como belongs to Hertford County in the north eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after Francis Conway, the Marquis of Hertford, has a population of 24,700. Its largest town, Ahoskie, has a population of 500. It's county seat is Winton, which has a population of 770.

Hertford County borders Bertie, Southampton (VA), Gates, Northampton and Chowan counties.

Hertford County is made up of 360 square miles. 353 of which is land with the remaining 7 as water.


The population of Como, NC is about 100. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1980's.


The elevation of Como, NC is 75 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Como, NC is 27818.

Area Code

The area code for Como, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Como and Hertford County have voted mostly Democrat, with 72% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 64% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 35% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


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

Newspaper & Obituaries

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


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