Harrellsville, NC

Harrellsville, situated in Hertford County, is a small town made up of only .3 square miles.

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The town was founded in the 1820's as Bethel. It would take its current name of Harrellsville in 1860's in honor of Abner Harrell.  


The median resident age in Harrellsville is 33 years. The median estimated household income is about $49,000 making it about $1,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Harrellsville is about $129,000 (2015) which is $31,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,100 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Harrellsville is 76% White and 24% Black. 92% of the population are high school graduates, with 10% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 56% are married, 14% are divorced, 1% are separated, 4% are widowed, leaving 25% that have never been married.

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Hertford County

Harrellsville belongs to Hertford County in the north eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after Francis Conway, the Marquis of Hertford, has a population of 24,700. Its largest town, Ahoskie, has a population of 500. It's county seat is Winton, which has a population of 770.

Hertford County borders Bertie, Southampton (VA), Gates, Northampton and Chowan counties.

Hertford County is made up of 360 square miles. 353 of which is land with the remaining 7 as water.


The population of Harrellsville, NC is about 100. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1960's.


The elevation of Harrellsville, NC is 66 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Harrellsville, NC is 27942.

Area Code

The area code for Harrellsville, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Harrellsville and Hertford County have voted mostly Democrat, with 72% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 64% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 35% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Harrellsville is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction and education make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald is the primary newspaper that covers the Hertford County area.


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