Winton, NC

Winton, situated in Hertford County, is a small town made up of .8 square miles.

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Winton, founded in the 1700s, is the oldest town in Hertford County. The town was incorporated in 1768. The name of the town was actually Wynntown at one point.


The median resident age in Winton is 36 years. The median estimated household income is about $23,000 making it about $27,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $13,000. The average price for a home in Winton is about $73,000 (2016) which is $92,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Winton is 26% White, 70% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 3% other. 73% of the population are high school graduates, with 8% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 33% are married, 15% are divorced, 6% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 38% that have never been married.

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Hertford County

Winton belongs to Hertford County in the north eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after Francis Conway, the Marquis of Hertford, has a population of 24,700. Its largest town, Ahoskie, has a population of 500. It's county seat is Winton, which has a population of 770.

Hertford County borders Bertie, Southampton (VA), Gates, Northampton and Chowan counties.

Hertford County is made up of 360 square miles. 353 of which is land with the remaining 7 as water.


The population of Winton, NC is about 700. The population has seen an overall decrease since its biggest peaks in the 1970s and early 2000s.


The elevation of Winton, NC is 39 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Winton, NC is 27986.

Area Code

The area code for Winton, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Winton and Hertford County have voted mostly overwhelmingly Democrat, with 68% going to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 64% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 35% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Winton is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing alone makes for nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

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


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Rivers Correctional Institution
Hertford County Jail
CS Brown High School
Homes  for Sale
Clerk of Court
Elks Shrine
Hertford County Undertakers
Riverside Restaurant

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