Person County

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Person County, North Carolina

304 S Morgan St Rm 212
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone: (336) 597-1720
Fax: (336) 599-1609
www.personcounty.net

On the central northern border of NC, north of Durham; organized Dec 5, 1791 from Caswell County. Name Origin: For Gen. Thomas Person (1733-1800), Revolutionary War officer and NC legislator

Area (sq mi):: 404.09 (land 392.31; water 11.78) Population per square mile: 94.90
Population 2005: 37,217 State rank: 63 Population change: 2000-20005 4.50%; 1990-2000 18.00% Population 2000: 35,623 (White 68.10%; Black or African American 28.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.10%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.90%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $18,709; median household $37,159; Population below poverty level: 12.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,034-$23,824
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.30% Median travel time to work: 29.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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George Buchanan, landscape artist from Person County, NC, has been selected to create original paintings during live performances at A Night of Dreams.

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