Reidsville, NC

Reidsville, situated in Rockingham County, is a city made up of 14.9 square miles.

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Reidsville was founded as Wright's Crossroads in the 1800s. The town was incorporated in 1873.  

Demographics

The median resident age in Reidsville is 46 years. The median estimated household income is about $36,000 making it about $12,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $21,000. The average price for a home in Reidsville is about $109,000 (2015) which is $51,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Reidsville is 54% White, 39% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 5% other. 88% of the population are high school graduates, with 16% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 45% are married, 16% are divorced, 4% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 27% that have never been married.

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Rockingham County

Reidsville belongs to Rockingham County in the northern part of North Carolina. The County, which during the Civil War produced rifles for the Confederate army, is a part of the Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC Combined Statistical Area, has a population of 93,650, while its county seat, Wentworth, has a population of 2,800. The county's largest city, Eden, has a population of 15,500.

Rockingham County borders Stokes, Caswell, Pittsylvania (VA), Guilford, Forsyth, and Henry (VA) counties.

Rockingham County is made up of 573 square miles. 566 of which is land with the remaining 7 as water.

Population

The population of Reidsville, NC is about 14,000. The population has been steadily increasing since it was founded.

Elevation

The elevation of Reidsville, NC is 804 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip codes for Reidsville, NC are 27320 and 27323.

Area Code

The area code for Reidsville, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Reidsville and Rockingham County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 59% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 39% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Reidsville is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Manufacturing, retail, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Rockingham Update and Rockingham Now are the primary newspapers that cover the Rockingham County area.


 

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