Powellsville, NC

Powellsville, situated in Bertie County, is a small town made up of .3 square miles.

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The median resident age in Powellsville is 46 years. The median estimated household income is about $27,000 making it about $21,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $15,000. The average price for a home in Powellsville is about $62,000 (2015) which is $98,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $500 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Powellsville is 59% Black, 36% White, and 5% Other. 69% of the population are high school graduates, with 3% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 42% are married, 11% are divorced, 2% are separated, 9% are widowed, leaving 36% that have never been married.

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Bertie County

Powellsville belongs to Bertie County in the north-eastern part of North Carolina. The County, previously known as Bertie Precinct (1712),was named after either James Bertie or his brother Henry Bertie. In 1759, Hertford county was formed from parts of Northampton, Edgecombe, and Bertie counties; thus Bertie county was decreased to its current size. Bertie County has a population of 21,000 and its largest city Windsor, with a population of 3,600, is the county seat.

Bertie County borders Northampton, Halifax, Chowan, Martin, Washington, and Hertford Counties.

Bertie County is made up of 741 square miles. 699 of which is land with the remaining 42 as water.


The population of Powellsville, NC is about 270. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990's.


The elevation of Powellsville, NC is 66 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Powellsville, NC is 27967.

Area Code

The area code for Powellsville, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Powellsville and Bertie County have voted mostly Democrat, with 66% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 62% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 37% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Powellsville is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Public administration and construction make over 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald and The Bertie Ledger-Advance are the primary newspapers that cover the Bertie County area.



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