Murfreesboro, situated in Hertford County, is a small town made up of 2.2 square miles.
August 17, 2017
Murfreesboro was first settled in the early 1700s. The town is named after the Murfree family, and its original name was Murfree's Landing.
Murfreesboro assumed its modern name upon its incorporation in 1787.
The median resident age in Murfreesboro is 27 years. The median estimated household income is about $42,000 making it about $6,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $23,000. The average price for a home in Murfreesboro is about $135,000 (2015) which is $25,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $500 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Murfreesboro is 50% Black, 44% White, 1% Two or more races, and 5% other. 88% of the population are high school graduates, with 31% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 34% are married, 5% are divorced, 2% are separated, 5% are widowed, leaving 54% that have never been married.
Murfreesboro 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 Murfreesboro, NC is about 2,800. The population has been steadily increasing since the town was founded.
The elevation of Murfreesboro, NC is 85 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Murfreesboro, NC is 27855.
The area code for Murfreesboro, NC is 252.
Historically speaking Murfreesboro 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 Murfreesboro is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Education, retail, and manufacturing make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Roanoke-Chowan News Herald is the primary newspaper that covers the Hertford County area.