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Louisburg, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Louisburg had a population of 3,436 as of July 1, 2016. Louisburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Louisburg is located at latitude 36.0966 and longitude -78.2986 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Louisburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 220 feet.

The Town of Louisburg (GNIS ID: 2406047) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Louisburg is located within Township of Louisburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Louisburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Louisburg: Lewisburg.

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Louisburg, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,436
Population in Households 2,792
Population in Familes 2,187
Population in Group Qrtrs 644
Population Density1 1,245
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 1,217
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 749
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,376 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 634 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 583 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $112,168
Average Home Value $160,118


Median Household Income $37,096
Average Household Income $53,722
Per Capita Income $23,511
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% -0.06%
Households 0.0% -0.15%
Families 1.92% -0.3%
Median Household Income   -0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Louisburg, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Louisburg to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 229 69th
Population Density1 # 147 80th
Diversity Index2 # 125 83rd
Median Household Income # 461 38th
Per Capita Income # 295 60th

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