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Overview

Introduction to Roxboro, North Carolina

Roxboro, North Carolina, in Person county, is 28 miles N of Durham, North Carolina (center to center) and 47 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Roxboro History

The area now known as Roxboro was originally called "Mocassin Gap," but was later renamed after the city of Roxburgh in Scotland. Officially incorporated as a city on January 9, 1855, it is the seat of Person County, and is also the only municipality in the county.

Roxboro and Nearby Attractions

  • Person County Museum of History
  • Bennett Place State Historic Site
  • Falls Lake State Recreation Area
  • Greensboro Arboretum
  • North Carolina Zoo

Things To Do In Roxboro

Roxboro is home to the Person County Museum of History, which includes the Male Academy/ Parsonage, Kitchin House, Dr. John H. Merritt's office, the Van Hook Subscription School, Woodsdale General Store, and a tobacco barn. Bennett Place State Historic Site, Chatham Manor, and Duke Homestead State Historic Site are some of the historic sites nearby. William B. Umstead State Park, Kerr Lake State Recreation Area, and Falls Lake State Recreation Area offer provisions for boating, swimming, picnicking, swimming, hiking, camping, and horseback riding. Roxboro also offers easy access to other attractions like the North Carolina Zoo, J.C. Raulston Arboretum, Emerald Pointe Water Park, and the Greensboro Arboretum.

Roxboro Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Raleigh - Durham International Airport.

Roxboro Higher Education

Piedmont Community College is situated in Roxboro. Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and Elon College are located nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,273
Male Share of the Population44.1%
Female Share of the Population55.9%
Senior Citizens19.7%
Employed Population 16+2,795
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married26.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.2%
Median Earnings25+$20,849
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,327
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,971

Wealth

Median Family Income$29,785
% Above Poverty Level63.5%
% Below Poverty Level36.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone41.3%
Median Gross Rent$632
Median House Value$100,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)60.5%
Irish6.4%
English4.4%
German2.1%
Canadian1.2%
West Indian0.7%
Jamaican0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
Scottish0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Italian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
African0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Polish0.1%
South African0.1%
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Roxboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Person County
Standard Zip Codes27573, 27574
Phone Area Codes336, 919
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.4
Approximate Longitude-78.98

Roxboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationROXBORO 7 ESE
Distance6.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 70 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches
StationOXFORD 1 E
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationDANVILLE
Distance25.8 miles
Jan Temp26 to 47 F
Apr Temp43 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hillsborough7,033$72,778
Milton177$46,250
Oxford8,614$47,799
Stem1,029$80,417
Stovall375$39,464
Yanceyville2,297$29,881

Roxboro Public Libraries

Person County Public Library
319 S MAIN ST
Roxboro, North Carolina
(336) 597-7881

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Roxboro Hospitals

Person Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
615 Ridge Rd
(336) 599-2121

Roxboro Public Schools

North Elementary
260 Henderson Rd
ZIP: 27573
(336) 599-7262
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
Person High
1010 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 27573
(336) 599-8321
High
Total Enrollment 1351
Roxboro Community School
115 Lake Drive
ZIP: 27573
(336) 597-0020
Other
Total Enrollment 704
South Elementary
1333 Hurdle Mills Rd
ZIP: 27573
(336) 599-7133
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
Southern Middle
209 Southern Middle Sch Rd
ZIP: 27573
(336) 599-6995
Middle
Total Enrollment 561
Bethel Hill Charter
401 Bethel Hill School Road
ZIP: 27574
(336) 599-2823
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
North End Elementary
378 Mill Creek Rd
ZIP: 27574
(336) 599-3313
Primary
Total Enrollment 203
Northern Middle
1935 Carver Dr
ZIP: 27574
(336) 599-6344
Middle
Total Enrollment 488
Stories Creek Elementary
133 Stories Creek School Road
ZIP: 27574
(336) 503-8071
Primary
Total Enrollment 407

Roxboro Private Schools

Person Christian School
500 Lucy Garrett Rd
ZIP: 27573
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 9
Roxboro Christian Academy
640 Johnson St
ZIP: 27573
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 81
Sneed Academy
1191 Leasburg Rd
ZIP: 27573
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
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