Whitakers, North Carolina

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Whitakers, North Carolina

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High Points

Whitakers strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

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Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Whitakers Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 18% Whitakers Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Whitakers, North Carolina

Comparing Whitakers to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 5
Age of the Population 8 8
Female Share of the Population 8 6
Senior Citizens 7 6
Male Share of the Population 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 6
Portion of People Married 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
People Living Alone 6 5
Housing Recently Built 5 2
Affordability of Rents 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 3 6
Low Property Crime 3 7

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Whitakers Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles N of Rocky Mount, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles NE of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Nash
Metro Area Rocky Mount
Standard Zip Codes 27891
Phone Area Codes 252
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.105
Longitude -77.713

Whitakers Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station TARBORO 1 S
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 49 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
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Whitakers Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 799 100%
Male 374 46.8%
Female 425 53.2%
Under 18 176 22%
18+ 623 78%
65+ 139 17.4%
Median Age 40.7
Average Family Size 3.04
White 324 40.6%
African-American 466 58.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 7 0.9%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.9%

Estimated Whitakers Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 773
Growth -26
Growth % -3.3%

Whitakers Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 61%
US/American 18%
English 9.7%
Irish 2.1%
African 1.5%
Italian 1.4%
German 1.2%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Polish 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
European 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Arab/Arabic 0.5%
Jamaican 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Whitakers 799 $27,188
Dortches 809 $52,250
Enfield 2,347 $22,105
Nashville 4,309 $44,180
Red Oak 2,723 $61,406
Rocky Mount 55,893 $39,929
Scotland Neck 2,362 $27,115
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