Fremont, NC

Fremont, situated in Wayne County, is a small town made up of 1.4 square miles.

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The town was originally incorporated in 1867 as Nahunta prior to the name being changed to Fremont in 1869.  


The median resident age in Fremont is 48 years. The median estimated household income is about $29,000 making it about $19,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Fremont is about $94,000 (2015) which is $66,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Fremont is 49% White, 41% Black, 5% Two or more races, and 5% other. 80% of the population are high school graduates, with 14% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.  

34% are married, 10% are divorced, 3% are separated, 16% are widowed, leaving 37% that have never been married.

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Wayne County

Fremont belongs to Wayne County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after one of George Washington's generals, Anthony Wayne, is a part of the Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, and has a population of 122,700.

Its largest city and county seat, Goldsboro, has a population of 36,400.

Wayne County borders Wilson, Greene, Lenoir, Duplin, Sampson, and Johnston counties.

Wayne County is made up of 557 square miles. 553 of which is land with the remaining 3.8 as water.


The population of Fremont, NC is about 1,250. The population has been steadily decreasing since the 1980's.


The elevation of Fremont, NC is 148 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Fremont, NC is 27830.

Area Code

The area code for Fremont, NC is 919.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Fremont and Wayne County have voted mostly Republican, with 54% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election.

This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 60% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 36% are Protestants with Catholics and other religions making up around 4%.


The unemployment rate for Fremont is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Production, management, construction, and food preparation make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Goldsboro Daily News, Goldsboro News-Argus are the primary newspapers that cover the Wayne County area.