Bunn, NC

Bunn, situated in Franklin County, is a small town made up of only 0.54 square miles...

2018 Best Guide to Bunn, NC

June 7, 2018

The Town of Bunn was incorporated in 1913, and was named after Green Walker Bunn. Bunn was built on land bought from the Montgomery Lumber Company in 1909.


The median resident age in Bunn is 34 years. The median estimated household income is about $36,000 making it about $9,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Bunn is about $88,000 (2013) which is $67,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Bunn is 61% White, 27% Black, 10% Hispanic, and 2% other. 85% of the population are high school graduates, with 11% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 58% are married, 16% are divorced, 5% are separated, 11% are widowed, leaving 10% that have never been married.

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Franklin County

Bunn belongs to Franklin County in the north-eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after Benjamin Franklin, is part of the Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Franklin County has a population of 61,000 and its largest city Louisburg, with a population of 3,400, is the county seat.

Franklin County borders Warren, Halifax, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Granville, and Vance counties.

Franklin County is made up of 494 square miles. 492 of which is land with the remaining 2 as water.


The population of Bunn, NC is about 340. The population has been decreasing since the 1980's.


The elevation of Bunn, NC is 279 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Bunn, NC is 27508.

Area Code

The area codes for Bunn, NC are 919 and 984.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Bunn and Franklin County have voted mostly Republican, with 52% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous 3 elections.

As of 2010, 62% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 37% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Bunn is about 5% (2015), making the same as the state average of around 5%. Construction and wholesale trade make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Franklin Times is the primary newspaper that covers the Franklin County area.