Roxobel, situated in Bertie County, is a small town made up of a single square mile.
September 12, 2017
Roxobel was founded as Cotten's Cross Roads in 1720s. The town took its current name of Roxobel in 1849.
The median resident age in Roxobel is 52 years. The median estimated household income is about $34,000 making it about $14,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Roxobel is about $66,000 (2015) which is $94,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Roxobel is 54% White, 45% Black, and 1% Hispanic. 75% of the population are high school graduates, with 4% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 37% are married, 10% are divorced, 5% are separated, 11% are widowed, leaving 37% that have never been married.
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Roxobel belongs to Bertie County in the north-eastern part of North Carolina. The County, previously known as Bertie Precinct (1712),was named after either James Bertie or his brother Henry Bertie. In 1759, Hertford county was formed from parts of Northampton, Edgecombe, and Bertie counties; thus Bertie county was decreased to its current size. Bertie County has a population of 21,000 and its largest city Windsor, with a population of 3,600, is the county seat.
Bertie County borders Northampton, Halifax, Chowan, Martin, Washington, and Hertford Counties.
Bertie County is made up of 741 square miles. 699 of which is land with the remaining 42 as water.
The population of Roxobel, NC is about 240. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1960s.
The elevation of Roxobel, NC is 95 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Roxobel, NC is 27872.
The area code for Roxobel, NC is 252.
Historically speaking Roxobel and Bertie County have voted mostly Republican, with 66% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 62% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 37% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.
The unemployment rate for Roxobel is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing alone makes nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Roanoke Beacon and Bertie Ledger Advance are the primary newspapers that cover the Bertie County area.