Grimesland, NC

Grimesland, situated in Pitt County, is a small town made up of 1.2 square miles.

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The median resident age in Grimesland is 48 years. The median estimated household income is about $40,000 making it about $5,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $25,000. The average price for a home in Grimesland is about $110,000 (2013) which is $45,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $500 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Grimesland is 50% White, 41% Black, 5% Two or more races, and 4% other. 79% of the population are high school graduates, with 16% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 57% are married, 5% are divorced, 1% are separated, 15% are widowed, leaving 22% that have never been married. 

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Pitt County

Grimesland belongs to Pitt County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named for William Pitt the Elder, is part of the Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Pitt County has a population of 168,000 and it's largest city Greenville, with a population of 10,000, is the county seat.

The county, formed from part of Pitt County, borders Edgecombe, Greene, Wilson, Lenoir, Pitt, Craven, and Martin Counties.

Pitt County is made up of 655 square miles. 652 of which is land with the remaining 3 as water.


The population of Grimesland, NC is about 440. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1910's.


The elevation of Grimesland, NC is 43 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Grimesland, NC is 27837.

Area Code

The area code for Grimesland, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Grimesland and Pitt County have voted mostly Republican, with 53% going to George W. Bush during the 2008 Presidential Election.

This represents the trend for the previous two or three elections, though the area has voted Democrat in recent years.

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


The unemployment rate for Grimesland is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Management, production, and transportation make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Daily Reflector is the primary newspaper that covers the Pitt County area.