Louisburg, situated in Franklin County, is a small town made up of 2.8 square miles.
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The town was established in 1779, and was named in honor of King Louis XVI, the French king who aided patriot forces during the Revolutionary War.
The town was home to North Carolina Governor Thomas W. Bickett.
The median resident age in Louisburg is 39 years. The median estimated household income is about $28,000 making it about $20,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $18,000. The average price for a home in Louisburg is about $120,000 (2015) which is $40,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Louisburg is 45% White, 47% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 7% other. 81% of the population are high school graduates, with 25% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 31% are married, 7% are divorced, 2% are separated, 14% are widowed, leaving 46% that have never been married.
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Louisburg 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 Louisburg, NC is about 3,300. The population has been steadily increasing since the town was founded.
The elevation of Louisburg, NC is 220 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Louisburg, NC is 27549.
The area codes for Louisburg, NC are 919 and 984.
Historically speaking Louisburg 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 three or four.
As of 2010, 46% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 52% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.
The unemployment rate for Louisburg is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%. Social assistance, retail, and manufacturing make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Franklin Times is the primary newspaper that covers the Franklin County area.
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