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Severn is a town in Northampton County, in the Roanoke Rapids metro area.
The community was named for Severn Ayers, railroad investor
The latitude of Severn is 36.515N. The longitude is -77.19W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 253.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Severn demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Northampton 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 27877 ZIP code.
5% of Severn residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Severn ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Severn was $16,227, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Severn residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Severn, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $739.
Northampton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Severn political report.
The average commute time for Severn workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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