Roxobel, North Carolina

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Roxobel is a town in northwestern Bertie County, North Carolina, United States. It dates to 1724 and was originally known as Cotten's Cross Roads. After several name changes, it has remained Roxobel since 1849 (excluding 1953 to 1957). The population was 263 at the 2000 census. Its estimated population in 2007 was 243.

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Geography

Roxobel is located at 36°12′10″N 77°14′15″W / 36.20278°N 77.2375°W / 36.20278; -77.2375 (36.202704, -77.237566).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 263 people, 112 households, and 72 families residing in the town. The population density was 254.7 people per square mile (98.6/km²). There were 121 housing units at an average density of 117.2/sq mi (45.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 51.33% White, 46.39% African American, 1.52% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.

There were 112 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,393, and the median income for a family was $28,036. Males had a median income of $20,833 versus $14,063 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,798. About 10.5% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 17.6% of those sixty five or over.

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