A Favorable Climate for Growth

With an exceptional quality of life, a world-class workforce, outstanding training offered at Piedmont Community College – recognized as one of the top community colleges in the state – and transportation options which offer excellent shipping and distribution capabilities for the entire east coast, this is a safe, commutable community that will help any business thrive. See all that it has to offer.

Everything is Better in Person

Person County Data

Person County's estimated population in 2021 was 39,305.
Person County's estimated median age in 2021 was 43.
The average commute for workers is 30.4 minutes.
52.3% of residents also work in Person County.
The estimated median family income in 2021 was $62,717.
The property tax rate per $100 value is 72 cents.
Source: Census (2010, ACS 2014-18).

Noteworthy Characteristics

Provides one of the lowest tax structures in the state and a solid tax base

Delta RDU

Offers a strategic location for business and industry, being within a 45-minute drive of RTP and RDU International Airport

Brings a variety of arts, crafts and educational programming to the region via The Person County Arts Council.

The Kirby Theatre marquee lights on at night.
A solar farm in Person County.

Expect diversity from this area, where the industrial base varies from such products as automotive and computer components to electrical production, wood products, fabricated metals, LED lighting components, and non-woven fabrics. Telecommunication capabilities include outstanding fiber-optic cable and broadband width and enhanced cellular transmission. Extensive agricultural opportunities also abound, thanks to the county’s rural heritage and favorable climate.

Did you know?

Person County was ranked by SmartAsset as one of the top 10 places to retire in North Carolina

Just North of Durham and about an hour south of the VA border, the quaint little town of Roxboro lies in the heart of Person County. Skyscrapers and box stores are replaced by a charming uptown with unique shops, local food restaurants and breweries. Whether you’re looking for quality fishing, boating or a place to relax, Hyco and Mayo lake in Person County are major regional attractions. It’s better in Person.

The main street in downtown Roxboro.

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Infrastructure and Accessibility

A factor and shipping port next to a waterway.
  • Deep-water ports of Norfolk, Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina are within five-hour drives
  • Ports of Morehead City and Wilmington, North Carolina are within four-hour drives
  • Served by five primary highways, a dedicated freight rail service, and a state-of-the-art municipal airport with a 6,500-foot lighted runway
Freight train chugging along on a sunny afternoon.

Person County News

A pair of hands with medical gloves holding a glass beaker with a blue liquid solution in it. There is various lab equipment in the background, such as an electron microscope and other lab glassware.

Roxboro startup Open Book Extracts acquires cannabinoids R&D, manufacturing firm

June 15, 2020
ROXBORO – Open Book Extracts, a two-yearold industrial hemp company that controls the entire supply chain from soil to oil, on Monday disclosed it has reached terms on a deal to acquire Chilmark Labs, a cannabinoid research and development/manufacturer. The deal follows the recent raising of $6 million and the declaration that the funding would be used […]

From Parachutes to PPE – Local Manufacturers Pivot Production

April 18, 2020
Two Person County manufacturers have begun producing masks available for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for medical and industrial use. North American Aerodynamics, Inc., a company that produces parachutes for military and sport use, is making Level 1 masks, while Piedmont Filter Manufacturing is making both N95 and cloth masks. If your organization is interested in […]
A closeup of a beautiful rose garden. Pink roses are in bloom.

Valentine’s Day Ideas Across the Region

February 11, 2019
With Valentine’s Day it can be easy to get overwhelmed with making plans and pinning down last-minute reservations for your special someone. The good news is that whether you want dinner and drinks at an upscale restaurant, a private picnic outside of the city, or an adrenaline rush, the area has something perfect for you. […]

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