Person County offers a strategic location for business and industry, being within an hour’s drive of North Carolina's two major economic centers, the Research Triangle Park (Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh) and the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point), and a two-hour drive of Richmond, Virginia.

The county was named for General Thomas Person, a Revolutionary War Patriot, who made significant contributions to Person County and surrounding areas. He was a trustee of the University of North Carolina, donating large sums of money to the institution and being recognized by the construction of Person Hall. 


Census 2010
Population:  39,464
Households:  15,826
Families: 10,979
Median Income: $42,559
Total Area: 404 Sq. Miles 
Municipality: Roxboro
Township Districts: 9
Allensville, Bushy Fork, Cunningham, Flat River, Holloway, Mt. Tirzah, Roxboro, Olive Hill and Woodsdale
Last updated: 11/26/2013 2:57:17 PM