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Louisburg is a town in Franklin County, in the Raleigh-Cary metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for King Louis XVI of France.

The latitude of Louisburg is 36.098N. The longitude is -78.301W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 220 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,103.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,755
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Louisburg demographic reports
Louisburg is on the Tar River.
Former and merged names include:
· Lewisburg
· Old Fords of the Tar
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 13. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Tar River Festival - June 2, 2007
  • Whistlers Convention & Music Festival - April 19-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Louisburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Louisburg College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Louisburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Franklin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Raleigh-Durham area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27549 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Louisburg residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Louisburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Louisburg was $17,918, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

23% of Louisburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Louisburg include Louisburg Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Louisburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $308.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $964.


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Libraries in Louisburg include Franklin County Library ... View libraries

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Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Louisburg political report.

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The average commute time for Louisburg workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Louisburg include Best Western Sandalwood Inn.

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