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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.

People

Total Population 8,316
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 18.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,679
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 29.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $26,120
% Above Poverty Level 58.2%
% Below Poverty Level 41.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.1%
Median Gross Rent $601
Median House Value $92,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 59.5%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 6.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Roxboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles N of Durham, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Person
Standard Zip Codes 27573, 27574
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.393
Longitude -78.983

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)

Station ROXBORO 7 ESE
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Station OXFORD 1 E
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Station DANVILLE
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 43 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hillsborough 6,316 $69,406
Milton 176 $61,875
Oxford 8,650 $48,800
Stem 859 $68,750
Stovall 388 $39,375

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Roxboro Hospitals

PERSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
615 RIDGE RD
(336) 599-2121
Emergency Service: Yes

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Roxboro High Schools

PERSON HIGH
1010 RIDGE RD
336-599-8321
Serves 1,716 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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