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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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