North Carolina's 233-square-mile Chowan County covers less than one percent of the state's total land area. Of the 100 counties in North Carolina, Chowan County ranks 89th in terms of the size of its population (14,394, according to 2015 Census estimates). The county is also considered popular among retirees. Recent Lands of America data places the average value of land and acreage for sale in Chowan County at $14,081 per acre. The average list price of property and land for sale was $169,250 (the most expensive listing being for $279,500) and the median acreage of land for sale in Chowan County was 12 acres. Land for sale in Chowan County totaled 24 acres and $338,500 in overall land value, with the city of Edenton featuring the most land for sale in the county. Farmland was the most common type of land for sale in Chowan County.