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Northampton County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 22,099. Its county
seat is Jackson.
Northampton County is part of the Roanoke Rapids, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Rocky Mount-Wilson-Roanoke Rapids, NC Combined Statistical Area.
It was named in honor of James Crompton, Earl of Northampton, an English nobleman.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Northampton was formed in 1741 from Bertie. It was named in honor of James Crompton, Earl of Northampton, an English nobleman. It is in the northeastern section of the State. It is bounded by the State of Virginia and Halifax, Bertie and Hertford counties. The present land area is 536.48 square miles and the 2000 population was 22,086. In 1806 Atherton was established as the courthouse. Jackson is currently the county seat.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 551 square miles (1,430 km2), of which 537 square miles (1,390 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (2.5%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: