Halifax, NC

Halifax, situated in Halifax County, is a small town made up of only half a square mile.

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The town was established in 1757, and was named in honor of the 2nd Earl Duke of Halifax, George Montague-Dunk. In 2015, an Amtrak passenger train had a collision with a tractor trailer, leaving 55 passengers injured.  


The median resident age in Halifax is 44 years. The median estimated household income is about $50,000 making it about $2,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $28,000. The average price for a home in Halifax is about $78,000 (2015) which is $82,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,000 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Halifax is 67% White, 32% Black, and 1% Other. 93% of the population are high school graduates, with 42% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 48% are married, 5% are divorced, 9% are separated, 11% are widowed, leaving 27% that have never been married.

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Halifax County

Halifax 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 Halifax, NC is about 230. The population has been steadily decreasing since the 1870's.


The elevation of Halifax, NC is 125 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Halifax, NC is 27839.

Area Code

The area code for Halifax, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Halifax 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 and Other making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Halifax is about 9% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Management, maintenance, and production make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald and RRSpin are the primary newspapers that cover the Halifax County area.