Saratoga, situated in Wilson County, is a small town made up of .6 square miles.
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The median resident age in Saratoga is 36 years. The median estimated household income is about $36,000 making it about $12,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Saratoga is about $83,000 (2013) which is $77,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Saratoga is 52% White, 41% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 6% other. 86% of the population are high school graduates, with 4% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 44% are married, 16% are divorced, 4% are separated, 9% are widowed, leaving 27% that have never been married.
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Saratoga belongs to Wilson County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after Louis Dicken Wilson (a colonel in the Mexican-American War, and a state legislator from Edgecombe County), is part of the Wilson, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. In 1855, Wilson County formed from parts of Johnston, Nash, Wayne, and Edgecombe counties. Wilson County has a population of 81,230 and its largest city Wilson, with a population of 49,000, is the county seat.
Wilson County borders Nash, Pitt, Edgecombe, Greene, Wayne, and Johnston counties.
Wilson County is made up of 374 square miles. 368 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.
The population of Saratoga, NC is about 400. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990s.
The elevation of Saratoga, NC is 118 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Saratoga, NC is 27873.
The area code for Saratoga, NC is 252.
Historically speaking Saratoga and Wilson County have voted mostly Republican, with 53% going to George W. Bush during the 2004 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous two or three elections, but the town has voted Democrat in recent elections.
As of 2010, 58% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 40% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.
The unemployment rate for Saratoga is about 9% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Production, material moving, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Wilson Times is the primary newspaper that covers the Wilson County area.