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