Robersonville, situated in Martin County, is a small town made up of 1.2 square miles.
September 6, 2017
Robersonville was founded in the 1700s, with a church being built in the area as early as 1776. The town was incorporated in 1872.
The town was home to Parmele high school, which was the segregated school for African Americans, which in 1953, burned down. The reason as to why the school burned down is still unknown.
The median resident age in Robersonville is 48 years. The median estimated household income is about $33,000 making it about $15,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Robersonville is about $83,000 (2015) which is $77,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $500 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Robersonville is 66% Black, 30% White, 1% Two or more races, and 3% other. 792 of the population are high school graduates, with 12% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 33% are married, 15% are divorced, 2% are separated, 12% are widowed, leaving 38% that have never been married.
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Robersonville belongs to Martin County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The county was named after Josiah Martin (last royal governor of North Carolina), and was formed from parts of Tyrrell and Halifax counties. Martin County has a population of 24,500 and it's largest city Williamston, with a population of 5,500, is the county seat. The Martin County Courthouse is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.
Martin County borders Halifax, Edgecombe, Bertie, Pitt, Washington, and Beaufort Counties.
Martin County is made up of 462 square miles. 461 of which is land with the remaining one square mile as water.
The population of Robersonville, NC is about 1,400. The population has been steadily decreasing since the 1980's.
The elevation of Robersonville, NC is 72 feet above sea level.
The zip codes for Robersonville, NC are 27861 and 27871.
The area code for Robersonville, NC is 252.
Historically speaking Robersonville and Martin County have voted mostly Democrat, with 52% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for previous elections, though the area did vote Republican in 2000 and 2004.
As of 2010, 50% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 48% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.
The unemployment rate for Robersonville is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing alone makes for nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Martin County Enterprise and Weekly Herald is the primary newspapers that cover the Martin County area.