Roxobel, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 227 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.7%
 
Males: 113  (49.8%)
Females: 114  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  50.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 27872.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,677 (it was $28,393 in 2000)
Roxobel:

$34,677
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,662 (it was $12,798 in 2000)

Roxobel town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $72,027 (it was $33,300 in 2000)
Roxobel:

$72,027
NC:

$154,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $85,666; Detached houses: $91,034; Mobile homes: $58,117

Median gross rent in 2013: $490.

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  • Races in Roxobel, NC (2010)

    Roxobel races chart
    • 13054.2%White alone
    • 10945.4%Black alone
    • 10.4%Hispanic

Races in Roxobel detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Roxobel: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (9.7%), English (8.5%), Irish (5.2%), German (2.8%), Welsh (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 95 feet

Land area: 1.03 square miles.

Population density: 220 people per square mile   (very low).

Roxobel,NC real estate house value index trend

Roxobel, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Roxobel:

  • High school or higher: 61.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Roxobel town:

  • Never married: 43.7%
  • Now married: 41.5%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 3.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $811 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $411 (0.7%)

Roxobel satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rocky Mount, NC (36.1 miles , pop. 55,893).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (72.0 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (286.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Kelford, NC (1.3 miles ), Rich Square, NC (2.4 miles ), Lewiston Woodville, NC (2.6 miles ), Aulander, NC (2.7 miles ), Woodland, NC (3.0 miles ), Lasker, NC (3.3 miles) , Scotland Neck, NC (3.4 miles ), Hobgood, NC (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 36.20 N, Longitude: 77.24 W

Area code: 252

Roxobel household income distribution Roxobel home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.9%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+7.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (75%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (44%)
  • Material moving occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (2%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Roxobel: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Roxobel, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Roxobel-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.9 miles away from the Roxobel town center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Roxobel-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from Roxobel center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 116.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 102.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 113.1 miles away from Roxobel center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 282.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bertie County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Roxobel topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Roxobel:

  • RICH SQUARE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; RICH SQUARE, NC)
  • ROANOKE VALLEY NH INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; RICH SQUARE, NC)
  • HERTFORD-GATES HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; AHOSKIE, NC)
  • HALIFAX COUNTY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHAB-SCOTLAND NECK (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)
  • VIDANT ROANOKE CHOWAN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; AHOSKIE, NC)
  • UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEMS HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; AHOSKIE, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roxobel:

  • Edgecombe Community College (about 30 miles; Tarboro, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,058)
  • Nash Community College (about 41 miles; Rocky Mount, NC; FT enrollment: 2,520)
  • East Carolina University (about 42 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)
  • Pitt Community College (about 47 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • Elizabeth City State University (about 58 miles; Elizabeth City, NC; FT enrollment: 2,803)
  • Southside Virginia Community College (about 59 miles; Alberta, VA; FT enrollment: 3,716)
  • Wayne Community College (about 69 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 3,174)

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Cemetery: Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Bertie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 87.4. This is about average.

City:

87.4
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 2.00. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.00
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 15.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.8
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.5%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.6% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  57.7%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Roxobel compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Roxobel (2011 data):

  • Southern Bank and Trust Company: Roxobel Branch at 113 South Main Street, branch established on 1969/12/23. Info updated 2011/09/26: Bank assets: $2,039.8 mil, Deposits: $1,658.5 mil, headquarters in Mount Olive, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Bancshares (N.C.), Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.7
North Carolina average:

12.4

Roxobel travel time to work - commute Roxobel mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (57%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Roxobel town (based on Bertie County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,94032
Black Protestant1,3609
Mainline Protestant6159
Catholic761
Other241
None13,267-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Bertie County:

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Bertie County:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Bertie County:

37.0%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.4%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$963
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,200
Totals for Government 0$0 7$2,163

Roxobel government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($105.73)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($74.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($39.65)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($39.65)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($30.84)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($13.22)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $15,000 ($66.08)

Roxobel government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $13,000 ($57.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($52.86)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $26,000 ($114.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($48.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($26.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($48.46)
    General Support: $6,000 ($26.43)
  • Tax - Property: $23,000 ($101.32)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.41)

Roxobel government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $446,000 ($1964.76)

4.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,673 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.09%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hertford County, NC  0.83% ($23,109 average AGI)
from Martin County, NC  0.33% ($15,500)
from Pitt County, NC  0.29% ($26,789)


5.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,751 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hertford County, NC  1.04% ($23,329 average AGI)
to Pitt County, NC  0.65% ($25,568)
to Wake County, NC  0.40% ($24,926)

Strongest AM radio stations in Roxobel:

  • WYAL (1280 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WWDR (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MURFREESBORO, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEED (1390 AM; 5 kW; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Roxobel:

  • WBKU (91.7 FM; AHSOKIE, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKTC (95.5 FM; PINETOPS, NC; Owner: WEQQ, INC.)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCBZ (103.7 FM; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WBXB (100.1 FM; EDENTON, NC; Owner: EDENTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKJX (96.7 FM; ELIZABETH CITY, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO OF ELIZABETH CITY, INC.)
  • WDLZ (98.3 FM; MURFREESBORO, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WZRU (88.5 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: ROANOKE VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WURB (97.7 FM; WINDSOR, NC; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRTP-FM (90.1 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYTT (97.9 FM; GASTON, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WIAM-FM (98.9 FM; WINDSOR, NC; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WQDK (99.3 FM; AHOSKIE, NC; Owner: MAX MEDIA OF THE CAROLINAS LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Roxobel:

  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUND-TV (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFTB-LP (Channel 55; WILLIAMSTON, ETC., NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Roxobel fatal accident list:

Nov 21, 1989 01:50 PM, 1208, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Main St Jct Nc Hwy 308 & Cr 1139 (Lat: 36.204333 Lon: -77.244417), Call Sign: KNCP988, Licensee ID: L00087257
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.3200 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/02/2002, Expiration Date: 03/02/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2012
    Registrant: Roxobel, Town Of, Roxobel, NC 27872, Phone: (919) 344-5491

Most common first names in Roxobel, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William872.3 years
Thomas673.6 years
Robert576.4 years
Joseph465.0 years
Elizabeth491.2 years
Mary478.3 years
John474.0 years
James365.3 years
Annie384.3 years
Charlie384.0 years
Most common last names in Roxobel, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bishop1064.9 years
Spruill777.0 years
Wilkins760.3 years
Hardy677.5 years
Morris672.5 years
Norfleet687.7 years
Williams672.7 years
Gatling567.6 years
Jilcott571.4 years
Lassiter570.0 years
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