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Bunn, North Carolina
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Location of Bunn, North Carolina
Location of Bunn, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Franklin
Established 1909
Incorporated March 3, 1913
Named for Green Walker Bunn
 • Type Board of Commissioners
 • Total 0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
 • Land 0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
279 ft (85 m)
 • Total 327
 • Density 606/sq mi (233.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 919 and 984
FIPS code 37-08860
GNIS feature ID 0982260

Bunn is a town in Franklin County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 327 at the 2020 census.


Bunn is named for Green Walker Bunn, who first settled southeast of the current town in the late 1800s. The town was established on land purchased around 1909 by the Montgomery Lumber Company and incorporated four years later.

The Andrews-Moore House and Baker Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Bunn is located in southeastern Franklin County at 35°57′29″N 78°15′7″W / 35.95806°N 78.25194°W / 35.95806; -78.25194 (35.958106, −78.251980). North Carolina Highway 98 passes through the town, leading southeast 6 miles (10 km) to U.S. Route 64 and west 15 miles (24 km) to Wake Forest. North Carolina Highway 39 intersects NC 98 in the center of town; it leads north 10 miles (16 km) to Louisburg, the Franklin County seat, and south 7 miles (11 km) to US 64 east of Zebulon. NC 98 and 39 combine to form South Main Street in the center of Bunn.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 150
1930 243 62.0%
1940 248 2.1%
1950 255 2.8%
1960 332 30.2%
1970 284 −14.5%
1980 505 77.8%
1990 364 −27.9%
2000 357 −1.9%
2010 344 −3.6%
2020 327 −4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Bunn racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 186 56.88%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 81 24.77%
Native American 3 0.92%
Asian 2 0.61%
Other/Mixed 20 6.12%
Hispanic or Latino 35 10.7%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 327 people, 135 households, and 79 families residing in the town.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 344 people, 157 households, and 97 families residing in the town. The population density was 688.0 people per square mile (260.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 66.6% White, 28.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.0% Asian, 2.0% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.2% of the population.

There were 157 households, out of which 20.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 22.1% under the age of 20, 5.5% from 20 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 34.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48.0 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,591, and the median income for a family was $56,875. Males had a median income of $43,485 versus $37,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,183. About 6.1% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 17.9% of those age 65 or over.


There were 207 housing units at an average density of 414.0 per square mile (159.2/km2). 24.2% of housing units were vacant.

There were 157 occupied housing units in the town. 75 were owner-occupied units (47.8%), while 82 were renter-occupied (52.2%). The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.3% of total units. The rental unit vacancy rate was 21.9%.


The town is surrounded by farms, with acres of corn, tobacco and soybean grown. Some fields are farmed directly by families that have been in the area for generations, while other acres are leased. The pick-your-own fields in the area draw visitors to Bunn during the spring and summer.

Notable person

  • Tarik Cohen - NFL running back for the Chicago Bears; also known as "The Human Joystick" for his speed and agility on the field.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Bunn (Carolina del Norte) para niños

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