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Richmond County

Population in 2012: 865 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.6%
 

Males: 422  (48.8%)
Females: 443  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  41.4 years
North Carolina median age:  41.9 years

Zip codes: 28345.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $15,964 (it was $21,193 in 2000)
Dobbins Heights:

$15,964
North Carolina:

$43,916
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $9,632

Dobbins Heights town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $31,908 (it was $35,700 in 2000)
Dobbins Heights:

$31,908
North Carolina:

$153,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $41,558; Detached houses: $46,696; Townhouses or other attached units: $46,534; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $48,749; Mobile homes: $35,208

Median gross rent in 2011: $477.

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  • Black alone - 729 (84.2%)
  • White alone - 91 (10.5%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (1.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 6 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dobbins Heights: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (7.0%), German (4.5%), Scottish (1.9%), United States (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 0.89 square miles.

Population density: 968 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Dobbins Heights:

  • High school or higher: 70.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dobbins Heights town:

  • Never married: 44.8%
  • Now married: 30.5%
  • Separated: 6.5%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

36 residents are foreign born (1.4% North America).

This town:  4.5%
North Carolina:  7.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $750 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $370 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (45.3 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (67.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (431.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hamlet, NC (1.2 miles ), East Rockingham, NC (2.1 miles ), Rockingham, NC (2.2 miles ), Gibson, NC (3.3 miles ), Hoffman, NC (3.5 miles ), Wallace, SC (3.5 miles ), Ellerbe, NC (3.5 miles ), Laurinburg, NC (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 34.90 N, Longitude: 79.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.9%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -121 (-11.4%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (26%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (66%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (22%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Dobbins Heights-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.8 miles away from the Dobbins Heights town center killed 7 people and injured 100 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 19.6 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 395 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dobbins Heights-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 15.1 miles away from Dobbins Heights center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 25.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1998 at 02:31:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Richmond County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Dobbins Heights:

  • SANDHILLS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 2 miles away; HAMLET, NC)
  • FIRSTHEALTH RICHMOND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit-Private, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; ROCKINGHAM, NC)
  • SCOTLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 16 miles away; LAURINBURG, NC)

Amtrak station near Dobbins Heights:

  • 2 miles: HAMLET (MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dobbins Heights:

  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 32 miles; Pembroke, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,818)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 45 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,496)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 47 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,088)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 47 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,481)
  • Francis Marion University (about 49 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,329)
  • Campbell University Inc (about 65 miles; Buies Creek, NC; FT enrollment: 4,229)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (about 65 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 18,379)

Public elementary/middle schools in Dobbins Heights:


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Richmond County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 38.9%
(23.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.8% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 93.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  51.5%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.9%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Dobbins Heights, NC


17 people in state prisons in 2000

Dobbins Heights compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Dobbins Heights travel time to work - commute


Dobbins Heights mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Wood (3%)

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Religion statistics for Dobbins Heights (based on Richmond County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.81%
Here46.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)National Association of Free Will BaptistsInternational Pentecostal Holiness Church
Adherents44.6%27.6%6.2%5.4%2.7%
Congregations26.1%21.6%9.0%8.1%7.2%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents2.6%1.8%1.6%1.5%6.0%
Congregations3.6%0.9%2.7%3.6%17.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
This county:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Richmond County:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Richmond County:

4.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.8%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.4%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Richmond County:

10.5%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$4,443$26,6585$541
Solid Waste Management 2$2,922$17,5321$90
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$1,250
Totals for Government 4$7,365$22,0958$1,881

Dobbins Heights government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $15,000 ($17.34)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $123,000 ($142.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $61,000 ($70.52)
    Fire Protection: $24,000 ($27.75)
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000 ($23.12)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($13.87)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($2.31)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $121,000 ($139.88)

Dobbins Heights government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($5.78)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $119,000 ($137.57)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $17,000 ($19.65)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($4.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $38,000 ($43.93)
    General Support: $16,000 ($18.50)
  • Tax - Property: $59,000 ($68.21)
    NEC: $5,000 ($5.78)

Dobbins Heights government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $191,000 ($220.81)

4.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,369 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Scotland County, NC  0.42% ($29,094 average AGI)
from Moore County, NC  0.33% ($27,700)
from Anson County, NC  0.23% ($25,441)


5.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Moore County, NC  0.59% ($47,989 average AGI)
to Scotland County, NC  0.36% ($24,778)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.28% ($25,619)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dobbins Heights:

  • WKDX (1250 AM; 1 kW; HAMLET, NC; Owner: THE MCLAURIN GROUP)
  • WLWL (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: SANDHILLS BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAYN (900 AM; 1 kW; ROCKINGHAM, NC)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEWO (1460 AM; 5 kW; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: SERVICE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WEEB (990 AM; 10 kW; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: PINEHURST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dobbins Heights:

  • WJSG (104.3 FM; HAMLET, NC; Owner: JACKSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRSH (91.1 FM; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: RICHMOND COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYFQ-FM (93.5 FM; WADESBORO, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIOZ-FM (102.5 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: MERIDIAN COMMUNICATIONS. L.L.C.)
  • WBFY (90.3 FM; PINEHURST, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKQB (106.9 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WUKS (107.7 FM; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJMX-FM (103.3 FM; CHERAW, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WVSZ (107.3 FM; CHESTERFIELD, SC; Owner: OUR THREE SONS BROADCASTING, LLP)

TV broadcast stations around Dobbins Heights:

  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNU (Channel 31; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WFPX (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYBE-CA (Channel 44; PINEHURST, NC; Owner: MULTIMEDIA NETWORK OF NC, INC)
  • W19CA (Channel 19; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: PACIFIC MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • W24AY (Channel 24; LILESVILLE/WADESBORO, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)

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