Hookerton, NC

Hookerton, situated in Greene County, is a small town made up only .3 square miles.

2018 Best Guide to Hookerton, NC

September 21, 2018

Hookerton is the birthplace of late MBL third baseman James Ray Hart.


The median resident age in Hookerton is 51 years. The median estimated household income is about $31,000 making it about $17,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $25,000. The average price for a home in Hookerton is about $100,000 (2015) which is $60,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $830 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Hookerton is 47% White, 37% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 15% other. 76% of the population are high school graduates, with 8% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 45% are married, 10% are divorced, 5% are separated, 21% are widowed, leaving 19% that have never been married.

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Greene County

Hookerton belongs to Greene County in the eastern part of North Carolina. Greene County has a population of 21,000 and its largest town Snow Hill, with a population of 1,600, is the county seat.

The area of modern day Greene County was settled by immigrants from Virginia and other parts of North Carolina around 1710. These immigrants fought with the original inhabitants (Tuscarora Indians), and were eventually victorious after the natives were defeated at the end of the Tuscarora War. Greene County, named after Nathaniel Greene, was founded in 1791.

Greene County borders Lenoir, Pitt, Wayne, and Wilson counties.

Greene County is made up of 266 square miles. 265.5 of which is land with the remaining 0.5 as water.


The population of Hookerton, NC is about 400. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1880s, but has seen some fluctuation between decades.


The elevation of Hookerton, NC is 56 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Hookerton, NC is 28538.

Area Code

The area code for Hookerton, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Hookerton and Greene 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, 73% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 27% are Protestants.


The unemployment rate for Hookerton is about 6% (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

Daily Progress, Standard Laconic, Times-Leader and Kinston Free Press are the primary newspapers that cover the Greene County area.