Hertford is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,148 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hertford is the 296th largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hertford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hertford is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hertford who work in office and administrative support (13.47%), management occupations (9.91%), and healthcare (8.85%).
One of the nice things about Hertford is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Hertford is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Hertford rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.37% of adults 25 and older in Hertford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Hertford in 2010 was $16,786, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,144 for a family of four. Hertford also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.63% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Hertford is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hertford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hertford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hertford include Irish, German, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Hertford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.