Norlina , NC

Norlina, situated in Warren County, is a small town made up of 1.12 square miles.

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Norlina was founded as Ridgeway Junction.

The name would change to Woodyard in the 1860.

The town would take its current name of Norlina in 1913.


The median resident age in Norlina is 46 years. The median estimated household income is about $23,000 making it about $25,000 less than the North Carolina average.

The estimated per capita is about $18,000. The average price for a home in Norlina is about $75,000 (2015) which is $85,000 less than the North Carolina Average.

The racial makeup of Norlina is 46% White, 45% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 7% other.

83% of the population are high school graduates, with 15% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

37% are married, 11% are divorced, 4% are separated, 14% are widowed, leaving 34% that have never been married.

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Warren County

Norlina belongs to Warren County in the north eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after Joseph Warren, has a population 21,000.

Warren County borders Northampton, Halifax, Franklin, Vance, Brunswick (VA), and Mecklenburg (VA) counties.

Warren County is made up of 444 square miles. 428 of which is land with the remaining 15 as water.


The population of Norlina, NC is about 1,100. The population has been steadily increasing since the town was founded.


The elevation of Norlina, NC is 437 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Norlina, NC is 27563.

Area Code

The area code for Norlina, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Norlina and Warren County have voted mostly Democrat, with 68% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 66% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 33% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Norlina is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Retail, manufacturing, and other make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Warren Record is the primary newspaper that covers the Warren County area.


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