Laurinburg, NC

Census Place

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2022 Population
14,971
1.78% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.1
0.262% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
33.8%
1.84% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$38,015
6.26% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$121,100
11.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
5,271
2.21% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Laurinburg, NC had a population of 15k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $38,015. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Laurinburg, NC declined from 15,242 to 14,971, a −1.78% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,776 to $38,015, a 6.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Laurinburg, NC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (48.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (34.3%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (7.05%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.54%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.43%).

None of the households in Laurinburg, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98% of the residents in Laurinburg, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Laurinburg, NC are St. Andrews University (136 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Laurinburg, NC was $121,100, and the homeownership rate was 45.7%.

Most people in Laurinburg, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Laurinburg, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Laurinburg, NC is home to a population of 15k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.29% of Laurinburg, NC residents were born outside of the country (493 people).

In 2022, there were 1.42 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.33k people) in Laurinburg, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.14k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.06k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Laurinburg, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Laurinburg, NC was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Laurinburg, NC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.33k ± 413
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.14k ± 378
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.06k ± 235
4.5%
Hispanic Population
674 people

In 2022, there were 1.42 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.33k people) in Laurinburg, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.14k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.06k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.5% of the people in Laurinburg, NC are hispanic (674 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.29%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
493 people
4.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
717 people

As of 2022, 3.29% of Laurinburg, NC residents (493 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Laurinburg, NC was 4.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    228 ± 68
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    113 ± 55
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    51 ± 38

Laurinburg, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Laurinburg, NC employs 5.27k people. The largest industries in Laurinburg, NC are Manufacturing (1,204 people), Educational Services (772 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (658 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($71,875), Utilities ($69,028), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,333).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

5.27k
2022 Value
± 473
−2.21%
1 Year decline
± 13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Laurinburg, NC declined at a rate of −2.21%, from 5.39k employees to 5.27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Laurinburg, NC, are Production Occupations (806 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (534 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (521 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Laurinburg, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.27k
2022 Value
± 473
−2.21%
1 Year decline
± 13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Laurinburg, NC declined at a rate of −2.21%, from 5.39k employees to 5.27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Laurinburg, NC, are Manufacturing (1,204 people), Educational Services (772 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (658 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Laurinburg, NC, though some of these residents may live in Laurinburg, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,804
Median earning men ± $1,800
$24,438
Median earning women ± $1,568

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($154,432), Wholesale Trade ($75,625), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($59,135).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,365), Public Administration ($41,806), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($32,500).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Laurinburg, NC awarded 136 degrees. The student population of Laurinburg, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 353 male students and 456 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Laurinburg, NC are White (51 and 41.1%), followed by Unknown (44 and 35.5%), Black or African American (19 and 15.3%), and Hispanic or Latino (6 and 4.84%).

The largest universities in Laurinburg, NC by number of degrees awarded are St. Andrews University (136 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Laurinburg, NC are General Business Administration & Management (52 and 38.2%), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (16 and 11.8%), and Sport & Fitness Management (13 and 9.56%).

The median tuition cost in Laurinburg, NC for private four year colleges is $28,600.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Laurinburg, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 64.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 809 (43.6% men and 56.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 809 students enrolled in Laurinburg, NC, 43.6% men and 56.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Unknown with 258 records, of which 82.2% were women and 17.8% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Laurinburg, NC was Sport & Fitness Management with 13 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
136 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was St. Andrews University with 136 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 44 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Laurinburg, NC, which is 0.478 times less than the 92 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 51 degrees mean that there were 1.16 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 44 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($28,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,100) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Laurinburg, NC was $121,100 in 2022, which is 0.43 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $108,600 to $121,100, a 11.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Laurinburg, NC is 45.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Laurinburg, NC have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Laurinburg, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Laurinburg, NC is $38,015. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Laurinburg, NC was Census Tract 101.01 with a value of $65,000, followed by Census Tract 101.02 and Census Tract 104, with respective values of $45,798 and $43,077.

Property

$121,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,405
$2,393
Median Property Taxes
±$247

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Rent vs Own

45.7%
Homeownership
2022
61.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 45.7% of the housing units in Laurinburg, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 101.01
  2. Census Tract 101.02
  3. Census Tract 104

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Laurinburg, NC was Census Tract 101.01 with a value of $65,000, followed by Census Tract 101.02 and Census Tract 104, with respective values of $45,798 and $43,077.

The following map shows all of the places in Laurinburg, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$38,015
Median Household Income
± $3,966
5.24k
Number of Households
± 403

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.24k households in Laurinburg, NC grew to $38,015 from the previous year's value of $35,776.

The following chart displays the households in Laurinburg, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Laurinburg, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.34%)

In 2022, 78.5% of workers in Laurinburg, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (8.34%).

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Laurinburg, NC have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% of the workforce in Laurinburg, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

33.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Laurinburg, NC (4.75k out of 14.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Laurinburg, NC is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.2% of the population of Laurinburg, NC has health coverage, with 31.6% on employee plans, 33.5% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Scotland County, NC see 1833 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.34% increase from the previous year (1740 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3464 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 517 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,833 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Scotland County, NC

Primary care physicians in Scotland County, NC see an average of 1,833 patients per year. This represents a 5.34% increase from the previous year (1,740 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Scotland County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.4% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 35.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.3% were men and 54.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.8%
Uninsured
31.6%
Employer Coverage
33.5%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
1%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Laurinburg, NC declined by 2.91% from 11.1% to 10.8%.

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