Northampton County NC Natural Resources

Commercial Forest land covers 195,000 acres. Dominant forest types are loblolly pine, oak, gum, cypress, hickory, and hardwood/pine.

Public and private supplies of water are obtained from wells. Large supplies of process water may be obtained from Roanoke or Meherrin rivers.

Northampton County Local Economy

Agri-business accounts for approximately one-third of the local business. The market Value of farm products sold include peanuts at $19.7 million; cotton, $23 million; hogs, $22.7 million; poultry, $20.8 million; forestry products, $16.3 million; beef cattle, $1.5 million; tobacco, $800 thousand; and soy beans, $600 thousand. The total value including miscellaneous products is $108 million.

Principle types of industrial and commercial activity in the county are textile, apparel, lumber, chemical manufacturing, boat manufacturing, and agricultural processing.