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General Information 
 
Martin County is located in the Northeastern part of North Carolina and has a total area of 461 sq. miles. Of the total 290,800 acres of land in the county, 150,699 acres are classified as farmland. The Roanoke River is the northern most boundary for the entire county. The county’s average temperature in January is 41?F and the average July Temperature is 79?F. The average annual rainfall is 48 inches. The elevation of Martin County is 60 feet above sea level.

Population
Population 2000 – 25,593
% Change 1990–2000 – 2.1%
Population Density – 55.5 per square mile

Total Marketing Area Population
58,907

Martin County 2010 Property Taxes
$100 Value – $0.67
Last Valuation Year – 2010
Next Valuation Year – TBD
 

Martin County Towns

Population Tax/$100

Williamston (County Seat) 5,843 $0.74
Robersonville 1,731 $0.58
Jamesville 502 $0.70
Hamilton 516 $0.57
Oak City 339 $0.40
Parmele 290 $0.68
Everetts 179 $0.40
Hassell 72 $0.25
Bear Grass 53 $0.27
Category County State
Median Household Income, 1999* $28,793 $39,184
Per Capita Money Income, 1999* $15,102 $20,307
Median Family Income $35,428 NA
Median Age 38.7 NA
Homeownership Rate, 2000 71.8% 69.4%
Development Capacity Checklist
Indicator Yes
County Development Program X
Local Development Corporation X
Chamber of Commerce X
Economic Development Plan X
Commercial Airport within 50 miles X
Wastewater Treatment Capacity Available X
Natural Gas Available X
100,000 (+) square feet of industrial space available X
Industrial Sites Available X
Commercial Sites Available X
Business Park X
Industrial Park X
Accessibility
Nearest Major City (100,000+ population) Raleigh
Distance to Nearest Major City (miles) 30
Nearest Commercial Airport Pitt Greenville
Runway Length (feet) 6,500
Distance to Nearest Commercial Airport (miles) 22
Nearest Interstate I-95
Distance to Nearest Interstate (miles) 50
% Population within 10 miles of 4-lane road 50%
Martin County Airport (5000 ft. runway) Everetts

Aging
Roanoke Homecare and Hospice, (252) 792-7811
Martin County Senior Center (252) 792-1679.

Arts
Martin Community Players (252) 792-1575
Martin County Arts Council (252) 792-6605.

Business & Commercial Development
Services for current and prospective businesses are provided by the Martin County Chamber of Commerce (252) 792-4131.

Children/Youth Services
4-H (252) 792-1621
Girl Scouts (252) 792-2787
Boy Scouts (252) 522-1521
Martin Memorial Library (252) 792-7476.

Disaster Services
Emergency Management (252) 792-5670
Red Cross (252) 792-2661

Driver’s License
Information about obtaining a driver’s license can be provided by the North Carolina Driver’s License Examiners office located at 305 East Main Street in Williamston, (252) 792-7537.

Employment
North Carolina Employment Security Commission (252) 792-7816.

Historic Sites
For information on the location of historic sites in Martin County, contact the Martin County Travel & Tourism Authority, (252) 792-6605.

Hospital
Martin General Hospital is located at 310 S. McCaskey Road, Williamston, (252) 792-2186. Full Service Facility with 24 hour emergency room, complete surgery facility including Endoscopy & Laser, extensive outpatient surgery, full-service Radiology, Birthing Room, and more.

Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts
Contact the Martin County Chamber of Commerce (252) 792-4131 for more information.

Human Resources
The Martin County Health Department is located on Liberty Street in Williamston, 
(252) 792-7811. Martin County Department of Social Services is located at 305 E. Main Street, Williamston , (252) 792-2133. Tideland Mental Health (252) 792-6989.

Industrial Development
Contact the Martin County Economic Development Commission at (252) 792-2044.

Local Government
The administrative offices for the County of Martin are located at 305 East Main Street in Williamston. The County Managers office telephone number is (252) 792-1901. Robersonville Town Manager (252) 795-3511. Town of Everetts (252) 792-3394, Town of Jamesville (252) 792-5006, Town of Hamilton (252) 798-2001, Town of Oak City (252) 798-7721, Town of Williamston (252) 792-5142.

Media
Newspapers: 
The Enterprise (Biweekly), The Herald (Weekly) (252) 792-1181.

Radio Stations: 
WIAM, Williamston; WTDA (96.5) Williamston

Television Stations: 
WCTI (Channel 12); WNCT (Channel 9); WITN (Channel 7); PBS (Channel 2).

Nursing Homes/Retirement/Assisted Living Facilities
Four Centers provide living accommodations for elderly citizens in Martin County.

Places of Worship
Almost every denomination has a place of worship in Martin County. They are listed in the telephone directory yellow pages.

Post Offices
Everetts (252) 792-7757, Jamesville (252) 792-7052, Williamston, (252) 792-2636, Hamilton, (252) 792-2611, Oak City, (252) 798-2161, Robersonville, (252) 795-4838, Hassell, (252) 795-4017, Parmele, (252) 795-4678

Public Safety
Police, Fire & Rescue can be reached by dialing 911 in an emergency situation.

Recreation and Culture
Martin County Travel & Tourism Authority, (252) 792-6605
Robersonville Recreation (252) 795-4006
Williamston Recreation (252) 792-7042
Roanoke Arts & Crafts Guild (252) 792-1621
United Way (252) 792-7863

Shopping
There are several excellent shopping areas in the county. All are conveniently located and have ample parking.

Taxes
All real and personal property is taxed in Martin County and must be listed annually.
Contact the Martin County Tax Assessor (252) 792-1031 for additional information.

Transportation Facilities

Martin County is served by a local transportation authority and can be contacted at (252) 799-0064. Martin County is served by a local airport with a runway of at least 5,000 feet. Commercial flights can be utilized at nearby Pitt-Greenville Airport providing daily connecting flights to the major airline hubs at Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Baltimore and Washington-Dulles airports. Raleigh-Durham International and Norfolk International are within 100 miles of Martin County. Amtrak passenger service is available in Rocky Mount and Raleigh.

Martin County Schools

School Name Grades Students Tel:
Riverside High School 9 – 12 530 (252) 792-7881
Williamston Primary KG – 2 311 (252) 792-3253
Riverside Middle School 6 – 8 441 (252) 792-1111
E J Hayes Elementary 3 – 5 372 (252) 792-3678
South Creek Middle/High School 6 – 12 444 (252) 795-4081
Rodgers Elementary KG – 6 251 (252) 792-3834
South Creek Elementary School KG – 5 372 (252) 795-3910
Jamesville Elementary PK – 5 199 (252) 792-8304

Private School
Hobgood Academy 
201 South Beech St.
Hobgood, NC 27843
(252) 826-4116

Charter School
Bear Grass Charter School
6344 Bear Grass Road
Williamston, NC 27892
(252) 789-1010

Regional School
Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience
1215 Saint Andrews Street
Jamesville, NC 27846
(252) 792-0241

Education
2018 % HS Graduates 69.5%
2018 % College Graduates 16%
2018 Enrollment K-8 2,152
2018 Enrollment 9-12 768

For more information concerning the County’s School System contact:
300 North Watts Street, Williamston, North Carolina 27892 
(252) 792-1575

Martin Community College

Martin Community College is a comprehensive two-year community college that awards associate degrees, vocational diplomas, and certificates. The College offers business counseling and professional seminars to small businesses in the area through the Small Business Center. For more information concerning the Martin Community College contact: 1161 Kehukee Park Road; Williamston, North Carolina 27892, (252) 792-1521.