Timberlake, North Carolina

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Timberlake is located in North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°17′11″N 78°57′03″W / 36.28639°N 78.95083°W / 36.28639; -78.95083Coordinates: 36°17′11″N 78°57′03″W / 36.28639°N 78.95083°W / 36.28639; -78.95083
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes

Timberlake is an unincorporated community in south-central Person County, North Carolina. The population was 6,921 at the 2010 census. It lies between Roxboro and Durham along the US Highway 501 corridor through Person County. The economy of this community is dominated by tobacco agriculture and manufacturing.


Even though Timberlake has a fairly large population for an unincorporated municipality, it does not have a large number of businesses. The majority of residents work and do business in the nearby municipalities of Roxboro, NC, Durham, NC, and Hillsborough, NC.


According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there were 6,921 people in 2,684 households. The racial composition of the town was 82.9% White, 13.7% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Vietnamese, 1.1% some other race, and 1.5% of two or more races. 2.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[1] Out of the population it only have a 5.5% unemployment rate.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • Wendy Palmer - UNCG Women's Basketball Head Coach
  • John Dee Holeman - American Blues Artist
  • Rob Fuller - Ferrum College Cross Country Head Coach
  • Mary Jayne Harrelson- 2 time NCAA national track champion, 6x All-American, former D1 T&F coach

Points of interest[edit]

  • Person County Airport
  • Helena Elementary School
  • Homestead Steakhouse
  • Person County Solar Park I
  • Person County Airport Solar Park
  • Meadowbrook Swimming Pool
  • Palace Pointe Family Entertainment Center
  • Country Kitchen
  • Twins Meat Market


  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Timberlake town, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  2. ^ "Best Places to Live in Timberlake (zip 27583), North Carolina". Bestplaces.net. Retrieved 23 January 2018.