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Enfield, North Carolina

Enfield is a town in Halifax County founded in 1740 and it is a predominantly African American town. North Carolina The population was 2,347 at the 2000 census.

Enfield is part of the Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Enfield is located at (36.179843, -77.668777).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (28.0%), Educational, health and social services (19.3%), Retail trade (10.2%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.0%).

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,347 people, 865 households, and 585 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,960.9 people per square mile (755.2/km²). There were 960 housing units at an average density of 802.1/sq mi (308.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 19.43% White, 79.25% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 865 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.6% were married couples living together, 32.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 79.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,762, and the median income for a family was $22,105. Males had a median income of $27,000 versus $18,676 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,033. About 31.3% of families and 34.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.1% of those under age 18 and 29.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Enfield:

Public primary/middle schools in Enfield:

  • INBORDEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 498; Location: 432 HANNON ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PITTMAN ELEMENTARY (Students: 301; Location: 25041 HWY 561; Grades: PK - 05)
  • EASTMAN MIDDLE (Students: 271; Location: 20212 HWY 48; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ENFIELD MIDDLE (Students: 254; Location: 700 BRANCH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Enfield:

  • PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 47 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,072)
  • EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 16,633)
  • VANCE-GRANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; HENDERSON, NC; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY AT RALEIGH (about 72 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 23,918)
  • SHAW UNIVERSITY (about 73 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 2,299)
  • VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 73 miles; PETERSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 3,641)
  • WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 76 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 4,754)

Famous Emigres

In 1831, Richard Henry Bradford, Thomas Anderson Bradford, and Dr. Edward Bradford left Enfield to establsh cotton plantations in northern Florida. The area grew and became Bradfordville, Florida.

Television/Radio Stations

Strongest AM radio stations in Enfield:

WYAL (1280 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)

WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)

WEED (1390 AM; 5 kW; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)

WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)

WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)

WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

WCPS (760 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TARBORO, NC; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCAST VENTURES, LTD)

WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Enfield: WBOB (107.3 FM; ENFIELD, NC; Owner: Julie Epperson)

WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: Clear Channel Communications)

WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)

WPWZ (95.5 FM; PINETOPS, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)

WRTP-FM (90.1 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)

WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: Clear Channel Communications)

WZRU (88.5 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: ROANOKE VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

WYFL (92.5 FM; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

WRQM (90.9 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)

WYTT (97.9 FM; GASTON, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)

WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)

WRSV (92.1 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

WDWG-FM (98.5 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)

WPTM (102.3 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

WZAX (99.3 FM; NASHVILLE, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Enfield:

WNCR-TV (Channel 41), Tarboro,NC owner On the Map, Inc. President Ray Livesay

WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)

WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)

WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)

WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

WNVN-LP (Channel 20; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

WHIG-LP (Channel 57; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: ACTION COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.)

W66DK (Channel 66; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Crime

The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 19. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 8.2 per 1,000 people. There is a medium crime rate in Enfield, some crimes are mostly burglary and larceny but no murders are hardly recorded.

Murders (As Of 2003) - 1

Rapings (As Of 2003) - 2

Robberies (As Of 2003) - 1

Assaults (As Of 2003) - 15

Burglaries (As Of 2003) - 49

Larceny counts (As Of 2003) - 57

Auto thefts (As Of 2003) - 7

City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 329.7) (As Of 2003) - 484.4

Transportation

Hospitals/medical centers near Enfield:

OUR COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)

LIFECARE HOSPITALS OF NC (about 18 miles; ROCKY MOUNT, NC)

NASH GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; ROCKY MOUNT, NC)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Enfield:

ROCKY MOUNT-WILSON RGNL (about 28 miles; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; ID: RWI)

PITT-GREENVILLE (about 43 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; ID: PGV)

KINSTON RGNL JETPORT AT STALLINGS FLD (about 60 miles; KINSTON, NC; ID: ISO)

Other public-use airports nearest to Enfield:

HALIFAX COUNTY (about 18 miles; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; ID: RZZ)

TARBORO-EDGECOMBE (about 20 miles; TARBORO, NC; ID: ETC)

WILSON INDUSTRIAL AIR CENTER (about 36 miles; WILSON, NC; ID: W03)

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