Warrenton, NC

Warrenton, situated in Warren County, is a small town made up of .9 square miles.

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Warrenton was incorporated in 1779.  

The town's economy would boom during the 1800s thanks to its tobacco crops and expansion of the railroads through the area.  


The median resident age in Warrenton is 51 years. The median estimated household income is about $31,000 making it about $17,000 less than the North Carolina average.

The estimated per capita is about $23,000. The average price for a home in Warrenton is about $150,000 (2015) which is $10,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Warrenton is 54% White, 41% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 4% other. 86% of the population are high school graduates, with 20% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 42% are married, 15% are divorced, 4% are separated, 9% are widowed, leaving 30% that have never been married.

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Warren County

Warrenton 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 Warrenton, NC is about 850. The population has been steadily increasing since 2000.


The elevation of Warrenton, NC is 390 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Warrenton, NC is 27589.

Area Code

The area code for Warrenton, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Warrenton 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 Warrenton is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Food service, public administration, 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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