Roseboro, North Carolina

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Roseboro, North Carolina
Downtown Roseboro
Downtown Roseboro
Motto: Just Good Folks
Roseboro, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Roseboro, North Carolina
Roseboro, North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°57′9″N 78°30′38″W / 34.95250°N 78.51056°W / 34.95250; -78.51056Coordinates: 34°57′9″N 78°30′38″W / 34.95250°N 78.51056°W / 34.95250; -78.51056
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Sampson
 • Mayor David L. Alexander
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 125 ft (38 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,267
 • Density 1,084.8/sq mi (418.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28382
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-57800[1]
GNIS feature ID 0993705[2]

Roseboro is a town in Sampson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,267 at the 2000 census.

Roseboro came to being when the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad built a line from Fayetteville to Wilmington, and it joined Stedman, Autryville, Garland, Kerr Station and several other communities that sprang to life when depots were built and commerce came into being. The railroad was built in 1889-1890 and the town began to grow from a tiny crossroads with one store to the town of some 1,400 people who reside there today.


Roseboro is located at 34°57′9″N 78°30′38″W / 34.95250°N 78.51056°W / 34.95250; -78.51056 (34.952445, -78.510560).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,267 people, 509 households, and 365 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,084.8 people per square mile (418.1/km²). There were 567 housing units at an average density of 485.5 per square mile (187.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 47.43% White, 48.93% African American, 1.26% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 1.58% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.60% of the population.

There were 509 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 25.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 79.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,478, and the median income for a family was $26,154. Males had a median income of $29,306 versus $17,216 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,704. About 23.6% of families and 24.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.1% of those under age 18 and 18.7% of those age 65 or over.

Roseboro elected David L. Alexander Mayor on November 8, 2011. Mr. Alexander will be sworn into office on December 13, 2011.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.