Farmville, NC

Farmville, situated in Pitt County, is a small town made up of 3.1 square miles.

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Farmville was settled in the mid-18th century. The town was originally referred to as New Town until about the 1870's.  


The median resident age in Farmville is 39 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 $24,000. The average price for a home in Farmville is about $139,000 (2015) which is $21,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Farmville is 47% White, 49% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 3% other. 85% of the population are high school graduates, with 21% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 44% are married, 8% are divorced, 6% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 34% that have never been married.

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Pitt County

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

Pitt County borders Washington, Pamlico, Hyde, Craven, Martin, and Pitt counties.

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


The population of Farmville, NC is about 4,600. The population has been steadily increasing since its founding.


The elevation of Farmville, NC is 82 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Farmville, NC is 27828.

Area Code

The area code for Farmville, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Farmville and Pitt County have voted mostly Republican, with 53% going to George W. Bush during the 2004 Presidential Election.

This represents the trend for the previous two or three elections, though Barrack Obama won the town's vote during the 2008 and 2012 elections.

As of 2010, 59% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 37% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 4%.


The unemployment rate for Farmville is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction, manufacturing, retail, and education make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Daily Reflector and The Farmville Enterprise are the primary newspapers that cover the Pitt County area.