Northampton County Profile

Northampton County is located in northeastern North Carolina astride the state's Coastal Plain and Piedmont Regions. The county is located 90 miles northeast of Raleigh, the state capital, and 50 miles north of Rocky Mount, N.C. Bordered by Virginia on the north, the County lies 90 miles southwest of Norfolk, VA and is 200 miles south of Washington, DC.

Northampton County Population ( 2010 )

Northampton County 22,099

Municipalities

  • Conway ..............................................701
  • Garysburg ...........................................1,057
  • Gaston ...............................................1,150
  • Jackson ..............................................513
  • Lasker ................................................122
  • Rich Square .........................................958
  • Seaboard ............................................682
  • Severn ...............................................257
  • Woodland ...........................................809

Northampton County Climate

A generally moderate climate prevails. The annual average temperature is 60 degrees with January temperatures averaging 40.5 degrees and July temperatures 75.8 degrees. Precipitation includes an average of 43 inches of rainfall a year and seven inches of snow Annual average heating degree-days are 3,789 and annual cooling degree-days are 1,766.

Northampton County Transportation

Roads:

Northampton County is excellently situated with respect to highways. Interstate 95, the nation's major north-south thoroughfare on the eastern coast, bisects the county. Three U. S. primary routes cross Northampton: 158,258 and 301. In addition, there are six state primary routes providing ready access to destinations in all directions.

Rail

CSX Transportation, Inc. offers freight and piggyback service in the County along three main tracks.

Air

Commercial air service is available at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (90 miles) and Norfolk,VA International Airport (90 miles). Additionally, two Municipal airports serve Northampton County at Woodland and Roanoke Rapids. Each have a 4000 foot paved lighted runway with fuel available.

Ports

The deep-water port complex at Hampton Roads, VA, is located 90 miles northeast of Northampton County, with direct highway and rail linkage. The Chowan River (30 miles) supports bulk-shipping barge traffic via the Albemarle Sound and the Inter-coastal Waterway to ports in North Carolina and Virginia.

Bus

Commercial bus services are provided to Northampton County residents by Carolina Trailways and Greyhound.

Freight

Two local terminals and numerous regional carriers serve the Northampton County area.

Parcel

County wide parcel service is provided by United Parcel Service, Federal Express, Courier and others.

Northampton County Communications

Newspaper

News & Observer, a morning daily published in Raleigh, NC, Virginian Pilot & Ledger Star, a morning daily published in Norfolk, VA, Daily Herald, an afternoon daily published in Roanoke Rapids, NC, Roanoke Chowan News Herald, published three times a week located in Ahoskie, NC.

Radio

WBCG-FM and AM, is located on US Hwy 158 east of Conway. WZRU a Public Broadcasting Station is located in Roanoke Rapids, NC. The broadcasts of numerous other AM and FM stations in North Carolina and Virginia are received in Northampton County.

Television

ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and PBS affiliate stations have broadcast coverage throughout the county. Cable TV is widely available in the county.

Northampton County Utilities

  • Dominion North Carolina Power (1-888 667-3000)
  • Roanoke Electric Membership Corp. (252-209-2236)
  • North Carolina Natural Gas (919-546-5696)
  • CenturyLink Telephone Company (252-977-9011)
  • Northampton County Public Works Dept. (252-534-6341)
  • Waste Management (curb side pick-up) (252-536-2011)

Northampton County NC Property Taxes

Municipalities (per $100.00)

  • Conway ............................................... .44
  • Garysburg ............................................ .60
  • Gaston ................................................ .50
  • Jackson ............................................... .55
  • Lasker ................................................. .25
  • Rich Square ......................................... .65
  • Seaboard ............................................ .50
  • Severn ............................................... .39
  • Woodland ........................................... .645

Municipalities Zoning Status

  • Conway...............Yes
  • Garysburg.............Yes
  • Gaston.................Yes
  • Jackson................Yes
  • Lasker.................Yes
  • Rich Square.............Yes
  • Seaboard................Yes
  • Severn..................Yes
  • Woodland................Yes

Northampton County Voter Registration

Must meet the following requirements:

  • United States Citizen
  • 18 years of age or older by date of next election
  • Legal resident of county 30 days prior to the date of the next election
  • A person convicted of a felony must have his citizenship rights restored

You may register in the following locations

  • Department of Motor Vehicles when applying for drivers license
  • Department of Social Services
  • Employment Security Commission
  • If in the Armed Forces you may register by mail
  • Public Library
  • High Schools
  • Northampton County Chamber of Commerce

Board of Elections

The Board of Elections is located in Jackson and is open Monday thru Friday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM.

  • Telephone Number: 252-534-5681
  • FAX Number: 252534-1202
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Northampton County Certificates

Brith

Person must be born in Northampton County 

Death

Person must die in Northampton County

You may obtain these certificates from the Register of Deeds in Jackson, telephone number 252-534-2511, office hours 8:30AM to 5:00PM Monday thru Friday. A picture ID is required.

Northampton County License

Drivers License

You are required to have a license in North Carolina. For information call DMV Main Office in Ahoskie on 252-332-5525

Marriage License Requirements

Under 21 years of age, a person must present Drivers License, Social Security Card or Number and Birth Certificate. Under 16 years of age a person must have their parents certification. If a person is divorced they must present their divorce decree signed by a Judge. If a person is a widow they must have spouses death certificate.

The cost of marriage license as of January 1, 2002, will be $50.00

You may purchase your marriage license from the Register of Deeds located in Jackson, telephone number 252-534-2511. Office hours 8:30AM to 5:00PM Monday thru Friday.

Fishing License

  • In State $15.00
  • Out of State $30.00

HuntingLicense

  • In State $15.00
  • Deer Stamp $10.00
  • Out of State $40.00
  • Deer Stamp $40.00

Hunting and Fishing License may be purchased from Wal Mart(s) in Ahoskie and Roanoke Rapids.

Business

No requirement for Northampton some Municipalities may require privilege permit. To obtain a business license you must contact Secretary of State Business License Information Office.

  • Telephone Number: 1-800-228-8433
  • Fax Number: 919-807-2167
  • E Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Northampton County Work Environment

Northampton County Industrial Park located on Interstate 95. Strong aqri-business Community leading producers in cotton, and peanuts.

Northampton County Small Business Centers

  • Roanoke Chowan Community College
  • Halifax Community College

Northampton County Healthcare

Emergency and ambulance services are provided by the Northampton County Emergency Medical Service and various rescue squad units throughout the county.

  • Halifax Memorial Hospital- Roanoke Rapids, NC (approximately 30 minutes)
  • Roanoke Chowan Hospital- Ahoskie, NC (approximately 30 minutes)
  • Northampton County Health Department located in Jackson.
  • Roanoke Amaranth Community Health Group located in Jackson.