Walstonburg, North Carolina

According to Harvardshoes, Walstonburg is a small town located in rural eastern North Carolina, just a few miles north of the state capital of Raleigh. With a population of just under 700 people, Walstonburg is one of the smallest towns in the area. Despite its size, however, Walstonburg has a rich history and charm that has attracted visitors for many years.

The town was first settled in 1777 by Quakers who were seeking religious freedom for their families. The town was founded as “Walston’s Town” after William Walston, one of the original settlers. Over time, it was shortened to its current name: Walstonburg.

The main street of Walstonburg is lined with historic buildings from the 19th and 20th centuries that have been carefully restored to their former glory. Many of these buildings are now home to small businesses such as restaurants, antique stores, and art galleries. The town also contains several churches including the First Presbyterian Church which was built in 1851 and is still active today.

On the outskirts of town lies an abundance of natural beauty including wetlands and woodlands that provide opportunities for bird-watching and other outdoor activities such as fishing and hiking. The nearby Neuse River provides additional recreational opportunities including kayaking, canoeing, tubing and swimming.

According to Health-beauty-guides, Walstonburg also offers a variety of cultural attractions including museums dedicated to local history and art galleries showcasing local artists’ work. Every year on Memorial Day Weekend, the town hosts its annual Strawberry Festival which celebrates local agriculture with arts & crafts vendors, live music performances and plenty of delicious strawberry treats!

The people who call Walstonburg home are proud to be part of this close-knit community where everyone knows each other by name. There is an undeniable sense of pride here that can be felt when walking down Main Street or attending one of the many festivals throughout the year celebrating this small but special town in North Carolina’s rural heartland.

Walstonburg, North Carolina

Population: 224. Estimated population in July 2020: 232 (+3.6% change)
Males: 117 (52.2%), Females: 107 (47.8%)

Greene County

Zip code: 27888

Median resident age: 37.1 years
Median household income: $36,875
Median house value: $76,700

Races in Walstonburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (81.3%)
  • Black (15.6%)
  • Hispanic (2.2%)
  • Other race (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)

Ancestries: English (12.5%), Scotch-Irish (9.8%), United States (5.8%), Italian (4.5%), Irish (4.0%), German (3.6%).

Elevation: 120 feet

Land area: 0.4 square miles


For population 25 years and over in Walstonburg

  • High school or higher: 68.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Walstonburg town

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+10.3%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Walstonburg:

  • WILSON MEDICAL CENTER (about 18 miles; WILSON, NC)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Walstonburg:

  • KINSTON RGNL JETPORT AT STALLINGS FLD (about 21 miles; KINSTON, NC; Abbreviation: ISO)
  • ROCKY MOUNT-WILSON RGNL (about 22 miles; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Abbreviation: RWI)
  • PITT-GREENVILLE (about 22 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: PGV)

Other public-use airports nearest to Walstonburg:

  • CRAFT AIR (about 7 miles; FARMVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: W38)
  • FLANAGAN FIELD (about 11 miles; FARMVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: N08)
  • GOLDSBORO-WAYNE MUNI (about 21 miles; GOLDSBORO, NC; Abbreviation: GWW)

Amtrak station near Walstonburg:

  • 18 miles: WILSON (401 E. NASH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Walstonburg:

  • PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,072)
  • EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 16,633)
  • COASTAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 61 miles; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,237)
  • NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY AT RALEIGH (about 66 miles; RALEIGH, NC; Full-time enrollment: 23,918)
  • SHAW UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; RALEIGH, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,299)
  • WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 67 miles; RALEIGH, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,754)
  • VANCE-GRANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 71 miles; HENDERSON, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,076)