Windsor, NC

Windsor, situated in Bertie County, is a small town made up of 2.8 square miles.

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Windsor was founded in the 1700s. The town suffered from a fire in 1888, which destroyed many buildings in the town. The fire is considered the worst disaster in the town's history.  


The median resident age in Windsor is 37 years. The median estimated household income is about $30,000 making it about $20,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $14,000. The average price for a home in Windsor is about $101,000 (2015) which is $64,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Windsor is 31% White, 62% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 6% other. 71% of the population are high school graduates, with 5% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 31% are married, 13% are divorced, 4% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 45% that have never been married. 

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Bertie County

Windsor belongs to Bertie County in the north-eastern part of North Carolina. The County, previously known as Bertie Precinct (1712),was named after either James Bertie or his brother Henry Bertie. In 1759, Hertford county was formed from parts of Northampton, Edgecombe, and Bertie counties; thus Bertie county was decreased to its current size. Bertie County has a population of 21,000 and its largest city Windsor, with a population of 3,600, is the county seat.

Bertie County borders Northampton, Halifax, Chowan, Martin, Washington, and Hertford Counties.

Bertie County is made up of 741 square miles. 699 of which is land with the remaining 42 as water.


The population of Windsor, NC is about 3,600. The population has seen an overall steady increase since the town was founded.


The elevation of Windsor, NC is three feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Windsor, NC is 27983.

Area Code

The area code for Windsor, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Windsor and Bertie County have voted mostly Democrat, with 62% going to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 62% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 37% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Windsor is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, transportation and warehousing, and food service make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald is the primary newspaper that covers the Bertie County area.


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