Salemburg, NC

Salemburg, situated in Sampson County, is a small town made up of one square mile.

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Salemburg was home to Southwood College, which was in operation from 1874 until its closure in 1973.  


The median resident age in Salemburg is 57 years. The median estimated household income is about $37,000 making it about $11,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $23,000. The average price for a home in Salemburg is about $101,000 (2015) which is $59,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Salemburg is 87% White, 7% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 4% other. 81% of the population are high school graduates, with 14% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 57% are married, 12% are divorced, 0% are separated, 14% are widowed, leaving 17% that have never been married.

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Sampson County

Salemburg belongs to Sampson County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina. The County was named after John Sampson and was established in 1784 with land taken from Duplin County. Immigrants from North Ireland settled in the area as early as the 1730's under protection of Henry McCulloch (a rich merchant from London).

Land grants of around 71,000 acres were given to McCullogh by the British Empire in 1745. One of the early settlers was John Sampson. Samson's suspected step-son, Richard Clinton, formed a militia in 1776 and defended Wilmington against the British. Richard represented Duplin County until the formation of Sampson County. Clinton assured the passage of the act to make the new county and named the new county "Sampson" for his stepfather John.

Sampson County has a population of 63,000 and its largest city Clinton, with a population of 8,700, is the county seat.

Sampson County borders Washington, Pamlico, Hyde, Craven, Martin, and Pitt Counties.

Sampson County is made up of nearly 947 square miles. 945 of which is land with the remaining 2 as water.


The population of Salemburg, NC is about 430. The population has seen a decrease since its peak in the 1980s.


The elevation of Salemburg, NC is 180 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Salemburg, NC is 28385.

Area Code

The area code for Salemburg, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Salemburg and Sampson County have voted mostly Republican, with 55% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 44% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 50% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 6%.


The unemployment rate for Salemburg is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Production, transportation, and education make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Sampson Independent and Sampson Weekly are the primary newspapers that cover the Sampson County area.


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