Stantonsburg, NC

Stantonsburg, situated in Wilson County, is a small town made up of only half a square mile.

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The town was settled by European settlers in the 1740s. It was incorporated for the first time in 1817. The town would lose its charter but would later be incorporated once more in 1873.  


The median resident age in Stantonsburg is 44 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 $20,000. The average price for a home in Stantonsburg is about $86,000 (2015) which is $74,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $650 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Stantonsburg is 48% White, 45% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 6% other. 77% of the population are high school graduates, with 19% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 48% are married, 15% are divorced, 4% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 26% that have never been married.

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Wilson County

Stantonsburg belongs to Wilson County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after Louis Dicken Wilson (a colonel in the Mexican-American War, and a state legislator from Edgecombe County), is part of the Wilson, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. In 1855, Wilson County formed from parts of Johnston, Nash, Wayne, and Edgecombe counties. Wilson County has a population of 81,230 and its largest city Wilson, with a population of 49,000, is the county seat.

Wilson County borders Nash, Pitt, Edgecombe, Greene, Wayne, and Johnston counties.

Wilson County is made up of 374 square miles. 368 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.


The population of Stantonsburg, NC is about 780. The population has seen an increase since 2000.


The elevation of Stantonsburg, NC is 85 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Stantonsburg, NC is 27883.

Area Code

The area code for Stantonsburg, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Stantonsburg and Wilson County have voted mostly Republican, with 53% going to Mitt Romney during the 2004 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous three or four elections, but the area did vote Democrat in 2008 and 2012.

As of 2010, 58% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 40% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Stantonsburg is about 9% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and food services make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Wilson Times is the primary newspaper that covers the Wilson County area.


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