Roxboro, NC

Roxboro profile

Living in Roxboro

Roxboro is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 8,134 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Roxboro is the 114th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Roxboro isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Roxboro are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Roxboro is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Roxboro who work in food service (18.02%), healthcare suport services (12.37%), and sales jobs (8.44%).

Being a small city, Roxboro does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Roxboro rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.24% of adults 25 and older in Roxboro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Roxboro in 2018 was $26,827, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,308 for a family of four. However, Roxboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Roxboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.32% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Roxboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Roxboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Roxboro residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Roxboro also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.27% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Roxboro include English, German, French Canadian, Irish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Roxboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.