Perquimans County, North Carolina facts for kids
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Perquimans County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
|Named for||The Perquimans Indians, an Algonquian people|
|• Total||329 sq mi (850 km2)|
|• Land||247 sq mi (640 km2)|
|• Water||82 sq mi (210 km2) 25%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||53.2/sq mi (20.5/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Perquimans County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2020 Census, the population was 13,005. Its county seat is Hertford. The county was originally created as Berkeley Precinct. It was renamed Perquimans Precinct around 1684 and gained county status in 1739. Perquimans County is part of the Elizabeth City, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area. The Harvey Point Defense Testing Activity facility is located in Perquimans County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 329 square miles (850 km2), of which 247 square miles (640 km2) is land and 82 square miles (210 km2) (25%) is water.
- US 17
- NC 37
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||2,686||20.65%|
|Hispanic or Latino||309||2.38%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 13,005 people, 5,936 households, and 4,023 families residing in the county.
- Perquimans County Schools
- Janice Cole, U.S. Attorney
- Catfish Hunter, professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City/Oakland A's and New York Yankees
- Wolfman Jack, radio personality
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In Spanish: Condado de Perquimans para niños
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