Creswell, NC

Creswell, situated in Washington County, is a small town made up of .4 square miles.

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The town was named in honor of John Angel James Creswell, who was the United States Postmaster General in 1874.

The area was originally named Cool Spring after a spring that flowed through the area.


The median resident age in Creswell is 35 years. The median estimated household income is about $34,000 making it about $14,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $22,000. The average price for a home in Creswell is about $100,000 (2015) which is $60,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $500 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Creswell is 42% White, 44% Black, 3% Two or more races, and 11% other. 83% of the population are high school graduates, with 16% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 45% are married, 15% are divorced, 3% are separated, 3% are widowed, leaving 34% that have never been married.

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Washington County

Creswell belongs to Washington County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after George Washington, has a population of 13,200.

Washington County borders Chowan, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Hyde, Beaufort, Martin and Bertie counties.

Washington County is made up of 424 square miles. 348 of which is land with the remaining 76 as water.


The population of Creswell, NC is about 300. The population has been steadily decreasing since the 1970's.


The elevation of Creswell, NC is 7 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Creswell, NC is 27928.

Area Code

The area code for Creswell, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Creswell and Washington County have voted mostly Democrat, with 60% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 48% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 50% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Creswell is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Construction, manufacturing, and public administration make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Roanoke Beacon and Washington Daily News are the primary newspapers that cover the Washington County area.