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Hertford is a town in Perquimans County, in the Elizabeth City metro area.

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the community was named for Hertford, England; another says it was named for the Marquis of Hertford

The latitude of Hertford is 36.19N. The longitude is -76.466W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,070.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$19,681
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hertford demographic reports
Hertford is on the Perquimans River
Former and merged names include:
· Hartford
· Phelps Point
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 7.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Catfish Hunter, baseball player
Local festivals include:
  • Indian Summer Festival - Sept. 8, 2007
  • Hearth & Harvest Festival - Sept. 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hertford web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Newbold-White House

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hertford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Perquimans 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 27944 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

2% of Hertford residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hertford ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hertford was $13,502, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Hertford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hertford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $239.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $921.


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Libraries in Hertford include Perquimans County Library ... View libraries

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Perquimans County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hertford political report.

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The average commute time for Hertford workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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