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Halifax is a town in Halifax County, in the Roanoke Rapids metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for George Montagu, Earl of Halifax.

The latitude of Halifax is 36.328N. The longitude is -77.589W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 125 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 326.


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Median household income
Local
$36,429
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Halifax demographic reports
Halifax is on the Roanoke River.
The Fourth Provincial Congress met here in 1776, calling for independence from England.
Local festivals include:
  • Halifax Harvest Days - Oct. 26-17, 2007
  • Halifax Day - April 12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Halifax web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Halifax demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Halifax County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27839 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Halifax residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Halifax ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Halifax was $14,041, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Halifax residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Halifax festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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History

Historic districts in Halifax include Halifax Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Halifax, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $313.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $620.


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Libraries

Libraries in Halifax include Halifax County Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Halifax County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Halifax political report.

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The average commute time for Halifax workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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