Hobgood, NC

Hobgood, situated in Halifax County, is a small town made up of only 1 square miles.

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September 7, 2018


The median resident age in Hobgood is 51 years. The median estimated household income is about $32,000 making it about $16,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $16,000. The average price for a home in Hobgood is about $57,000 (2015) which is $104,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $850 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Hobgood is 46% White, 49% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 4% other. 68% of the population are high school graduates, with 13% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 45% are married, 5% are divorced, 7% are separated, 12% are widowed, leaving 31% that have never been married.

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Halifax County

Hobgood 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 Hobgood, NC is about 350. The population has been steadily decreasing since the 1940s.


The elevation of Hobgood, NC is 92 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Hobgood, NC is 27843.

Area Code

The area code for Hobgood, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Hobgood and Halifax County have voted mostly Democrat, with 66% going 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 Hobgood is about 9% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Production, forestry and material moving make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Daily Herald and The Lake Gaston Gazette are the primary newspapers that cover the Halifax County area.


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