Severn, situated in Northampton County, is a small town made up of a single square mile.
September 18, 2017
The median resident age in Severn is 62 years. The median estimated household income is about $25,000 making it about $23,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $18,000. The average price for a home in Severn is about $128,000 (2015) which is $32,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Severn is 68% White, 31% Black, and 1% Hispanic. 72% of the population are high school graduates, with 5% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 47% are married, 12% are divorced, 8% are separated, 16% are widowed, leaving 17% that have never been married.
Severn belongs to Northampton County in the north-eastern part of North Carolina. The county, named after James Compton, is part of the Roanoke Rapids, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Northampton County has a population of 22,000 and the town Jackson, with a population of 520, is the county seat.
In 1741, the county was formed from a part of Bertie County. Northampton County went to the Supreme Court in 1959 to defend the use of literacy tests as a requirement to vote, but congress refused the use of the tests after the National Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Northampton County borders Hertford, Bertie, Warren, Halifax, Brunswick (Virginia), Southampton (Virginia), and Greensville (Virginia) counties.
Northampton County is made up of 551 square miles. 537 of which is land with the remaining 14 as water.
The population of Severn, NC is about 270. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990's.
The elevation of Severn, NC is 69 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Severn, NC is 27877.
The area code for Severn, NC is 252.
Historically speaking Severn and Northampton County have voted mostly Democrat, with 67% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 70% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones), with the remaining 30% being Protestants.
The unemployment rate for Severn is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Utilities 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 Northampton County area.