Kittrell, NC

Kittrell, situated in Vance County, is a small town made up of only .2 square miles.

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Kittrell was first chartered in 1885, and was named after the Kittrell family who resided in the town. The town is home to the Kittrell Job Corps Center, formerly named Kittrell College.


The median resident age in Kittrell is 36 years. The median estimated household income is about $28,000 making it about $20,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $14,000. The average price for a home in Kittrell is about $87,000 (2015) which is $73,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $500 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Kittrell is 30% White, 67% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 2% other. 82% of the population are high school graduates, with 4% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 41% are married, 17% are divorced, 2% are separated, 17% are widowed, leaving 23% that have never been married.

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Vance County

Kittrell belongs to Vance County in the northern part of North Carolina. The County, named after Zebulon Baird Vance, and the county was a victim of gerrymandering in the 1880's, is a part of the Henderson, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area and Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Combined Statistical Area, has a population of 2,000,000.

Vance County borders Granville, Warren, Franklin, and Mecklenburg (VA) counties.

Vance County is made up of 270 square miles. 254 of which is land with the remaining 16 as water.


The population of Kittrell, NC was about 460 as of the 2010 census. The population has fluctuated since its founding, but according to a 2016 estimate the town has seen a drastic decrease, leaving the population around 160.


The elevation of Kittrell, NC is 440 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Kittrell, NC is 27544.

Area Code

The area code for Kittrell, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Kittrell and Vance County have voted mostly Republican, with 64% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 51% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 46% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 3%.


The unemployment rate for Kittrell is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Retail and manufacturing make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Daily Dispatch is the primary newspaper that covers the Vance County area.



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