Scotland Neck, situated in Halifax County, is a small town made up of 1.2 square miles.
September 14, 2017
Scotland Neck was founded in the latter half of the 1780s. The town was incorporated in 1867.
The median resident age in Scotland Neck is 49 years. The median estimated household income is about $17,000 making it about $31,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Scotland Neck is about $71,000 (2015) which is $89,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Scotland Neck is 68% Black, 30% White, 1% Two or more races, and 1% other. 61% of the population are high school graduates, with 8% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 24% are married, 15% are divorced, 5% are separated, 11% are widowed, leaving 45% that have never been married.
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Scotland Neck belongs to Halifax County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The county, named after George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, is part of the Roanoke Rapids, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. In 1758, the county was formed from a part of Edgecombe County. Halifax County has a population of 55,000 and the town Halifax, with a population of 235, is the county seat.
Halifax County borders Bertie, Northampton, Martin, Nash, Edgecombe, Franklin, and Warren counties.
Halifax County is made up of 731 square miles. 724 of which is land with the remaining 7 as water.
The population of Scotland Neck, NC is about 2,000. The population has been steadily decreasing since the 1970s.
The elevation of Scotland Neck, NC is 98 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Scotland Neck, NC is 27874.
The area code for Scotland Neck, NC is 252.
Historically speaking Scotland Neck and Halifax 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, 53% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 46% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.
The unemployment rate for Scotland Neck is about 9% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Material moving alone makes nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Roanoke Rapids is the primary newspaper that covers the Halifax County area.