Weldon, situated in Halifax County, is a small town made up of 1.8 square miles.
December 5, 2017
Weldon was founded in the 1740s, and the town was named in honor of its founder Daniel Weldon. Weldon's nickname is the "Rockfish Capital of the World".
The median resident age in Weldon is 48 years. The median estimated household income is about $35,000 making it about $13,000 less than the North Carolina average.
The estimated per capita is about $22,000. The average price for a home in Weldon is about $104,000 (2015) which is $56,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Weldon is 71% Black, 25% White, 2% Two or more races, and 2% other. 89% of the population are high school graduates, with 21% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.
40% are married, 11% are divorced, 4% are separated, 11% are widowed, leaving 34% that have never been married.
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Weldon 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 Weldon, NC is about 1,600. The population has been steadily increasing since 2000.
The elevation of Weldon, NC is 72 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Weldon, NC is 27890.
The area code for Weldon, NC is 252.
Historically speaking Weldon 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 Weldon is about 9% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.
Maintenance, production, sales, and material moving make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald is the primary newspapers that covers the Halifax County area.