Roxboro, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Roxboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Roxboro had a population of 8,464 as of July 1, 2018. Roxboro 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 Roxboro is located at latitude 36.3889 and longitude -78.9807 in Person County. The formal boundaries for the City of Roxboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Person County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 715 feet.

The City of Roxboro (GNIS ID: 2404652) 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 City of Roxboro is located within Township of Roxboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Person County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Roxboro: Moccasin Gap, Roxborough.

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Roxboro, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,464
Population in Households 8,160
Population in Familes 6,236
Population in Group Qrtrs 304
Population Density2 1,312
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $35,307
Average Household Income $47,441
Per Capita Income $20,529


Total Housing Units 4,121 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,608 (39.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,895 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 618 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $112,310
Average Home Value $149,068


Total Households 3,503
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,053
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.15% 0.32%
Households 0.08% 0.28%
Families 0.45% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Roxboro, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roxboro to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 103 86th
Population Density # 126 83rd
Diversity Index # 139 81st
Median Household Income # 580 22nd
Per Capita Income # 522 29th

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