Ramseur, NC

Ramseur, situated in Randolph County, is a small town made up of 1.2 square miles.

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Ramset was settled at some point during the 19th century. Ramseur was incorporated in 1895. The town was named in honor of Stephen Dodson Ramseur, a Confederate major general. The film Killers Three (1968) had several scenes filmed in the area.  

Demographics

The median resident age in Ramseur is 43 years. The median estimated household income is about $30,000 making it about $18,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $16,000. The average price for a home in Ramseur is about $100,000 (2015) which is $60,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Ramseur is 59% White, 19% Hispanic, 15% Black, and 5% Two or More Races, and 2% other. 71% of the population are high school graduates, with 9% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 39% are married, 13% are divorced, 4% are separated, 14% are widowed, leaving 30% that have never been married. 

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Randolph County

Ramseur belongs to Randolph County in the Piedmont (center) part of North Carolina. The County, named after Peyton Randolph, the continental congress' first president, has a population of 141,800, while its county seat and largest city, Asheboro, has a population of 25,000.

Randolph County borders Moore, Alamance, Chatham, Davidson, Montgomery, Guilford counties.

Randolph County is made up of 789 square miles. 783 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.

Population

The population of Ramseur, NC is about 1,700. The population has seen an overall increase since the town was founded.

Elevation

The elevation of Ramseur, NC is 492 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Ramseur, NC is 27316.

Area Code

The area code for Ramseur, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Ramseur and Randolph County have voted mostly Republican, with 75% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 65% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 34% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Ramseur is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average. Production, management, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Courier-Tribune and The Chatham News & Record are the primary newspapers that cover the Randolph County area.


 

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