Louisburg is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 3,008 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Louisburg is the 249th largest community in North Carolina.
Also of interest is that Louisburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Louisburg is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Louisburg area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Louisburg maintain a good economy.
As is often the case in a small town, Louisburg doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Louisburg are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.95% of adults in Louisburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Louisburg in 2018 was $17,119, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,476 for a family of four. However, Louisburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Louisburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.04% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Louisburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Louisburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Louisburg residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Louisburg include English, Irish, German, European, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Louisburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Arabic.