Enfield , NC

Enfield, situated in Halifax County, is a small town made up of 1.2 square miles.

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August 4, 2018


The median resident age in Enfield is 41 years. The median estimated household income is about $22,000 making it about $26,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $12,000. The average price for a home in Enfield is about $77,000 (2015) which is $83,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Enfield is 12% White, 81% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 6% other. 64% of the population are high school graduates, with 8% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 28% are married, 10% are divorced, 4% are separated, 9% are widowed, leaving 49% that have never been married.

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Halifax County

Enfield belongs to Halifax County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The county, named after George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, is part of the Roanoke Rapids, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. In 1758, the county was formed from a part of Edgecombe County. Halifax County has a population of 55,000 and the town Halifax, with a population of 235, is the county seat.

Halifax County borders Bertie, Northampton, Martin, Nash, Edgecombe, Franklin, and Warren counties.

Halifax County is made up of 731 square miles. 724 of which is land with the remaining 7 as water.


The population of Enfield, NC is about 2,300. The population has been steadily increasing since 200.


The elevation of Enfield, NC is 105 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Enfield, NC is 27823.

Area Code

The area code for Enfield, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Enfield and Halifax 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, 53% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 45% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Enfield is about 9% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Production, material moving, and transportation make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

RRSpin is the primary newspaper that covers the Halifax County area.