Gibson, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 530 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.2%
 
Males: 188  (35.6%)
Females: 342  (64.4%)
Median resident age:  30.6 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28343.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $17,889 (it was $21,696 in 2000)
Gibson:

$17,889
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $11,179 (it was $15,542 in 2000)

Gibson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $87,497 (it was $48,900 in 2000)
Gibson:

$87,497
NC:

$154,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $538.

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  • Races in Gibson, NC (2010)

    Gibson races chart
    • 25246.7%Black alone
    • 20337.6%White alone
    • 6512.0%American Indian alone
    • 71.3%Two or more races
    • 71.3%Hispanic
    • 61.1%Asian alone

Races in Gibson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Gibson: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Scottish (5.7%), Swedish (4.9%), United States (4.4%), English (3.1%), German (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 250 feet

Land area: 0.98 square miles.

Population density: 540 people per square mile   (low).

Gibson,NC real estate house value index trend

Gibson, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Gibson:

  • High school or higher: 76.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gibson town:

  • Never married: 41.1%
  • Now married: 28.5%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 13.7%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
North Carolina:

7.6%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Gibson, North Carolina as of August 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Gibson to the number of sex offenders is 534 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,548 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $483 (0.7%)

Gibson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (44.5 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (75.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (437.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Old Hundred, NC (2.2 miles ), Scotch Meadows, NC (2.7 miles ), McColl, SC (2.7 miles ), Laurinburg, NC (2.8 miles ), Tatum, SC (2.8 miles) , East Laurinburg, NC (3.0 miles ), Hamlet, NC (3.2 miles ), Bennettsville, SC (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 34.76 N, Longitude: 79.61 W

Area code: 910

Gibson household income distribution Gibson home values distribution

Crime rates in Gibson (2002):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 9 burglaries (1,492.5 per 100,000)
  • 4 thefts (663.3 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (165.8 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 150.2 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

12.1%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +46 (+8.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (26%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
  • Utilities (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (49%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (31%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Production occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Gibson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Gibson, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gibson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the Gibson town center killed 4 people and injured 395 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 11.1 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 100 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gibson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 132.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 175.7 miles away from Gibson center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 121.8 miles away from the city center
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 49.9 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 15.3 miles away from Gibson center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 164.1 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 Scotland County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gibson topographic map

Birthplace of: Gus Bailey - Basketball player, Milone Clark - College basketball player (Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles).

Hospitals and medical centers near Gibson:

  • SCOTIA VILLAGE-SNF (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LAURINBURG, NC)
  • SCOTLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; LAURINBURG, NC)
  • FMCNA LAURINBURG DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; LAURINBURG, NC)
  • HOSPICE OF SCOTLAND COUNTY (Hospital, about 8 miles away; LAURINBURG, NC)
  • EDWIN MORGAN CTR OF SCOTLAND M (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LAURINBURG, NC)
  • CENTURY CARE OF LAURINBURG (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LAURINBURG, NC)
  • MARLBORO PARK HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; BENNETTSVILLE, SC)

Amtrak station near Gibson:

  • 10 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 Gibson:

  • Richmond Community College (about 12 miles; Hamlet, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,106)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 24 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Sandhills Community College (about 34 miles; Pinehurst, NC; FT enrollment: 3,434)
  • Robeson Community College (about 36 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 38 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Francis Marion University (about 40 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 45 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 10,114)

Public elementary/middle school in Gibson:

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Hotel: Caper's Lounge (Highway 15-401 Bypass South).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gibson and their reported violations in the past:

PEACE TRUE HOLINESS CHURCH (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 44.4%
(20.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 69.7% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 23.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.6%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Gibson compared to North Carolina state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
North Carolina average:

12.4

Gibson travel time to work - commute Gibson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (83%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Gibson town (based on Scotland County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,78048
Mainline Protestant5,19023
Black Protestant2,00612
Catholic4421
Other631
None21,676-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Scotland County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Scotland County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.6%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Scotland County:

33.9%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,799$33,5880$0
Other Government Administration 5$595$1,4281$961
Streets and Highways 1$2,081$24,9721$85
Sewerage 1$3,109$37,3080$0
Totals for Government 8$8,584$12,8762$1,046

Gibson government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $130,000 ($245.28)
    Sewerage: $86,000 ($162.26)
    Police Protection: $46,000 ($86.79)
    Regular Highways: $38,000 ($71.70)
    Water Utilities: $37,000 ($69.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($52.83)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($7.55)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($5.66)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000 ($1.89)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($1.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $14,000 ($26.42)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $119,000 ($224.53)

Gibson government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $90,000 ($169.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($52.83)
    All Other: $3,000 ($5.66)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $23,000 ($43.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $34,000 ($64.15)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $14,000 ($26.42)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($5.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $39,000 ($73.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $22,000 ($41.51)
    General Support: $17,000 ($32.08)
  • Tax - Property: $98,000 ($184.91)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $147,000 ($277.36)

4.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,346 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Robeson County, NC  0.91% ($25,371 average AGI)
from Marlboro County, SC  0.49% ($18,571)
from Richmond County, NC  0.41% ($28,553)


6.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,813 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Robeson County, NC  0.90% ($24,010 average AGI)
to Richmond County, NC  0.49% ($30,877)
to Cumberland County, NC  0.42% ($25,755)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gibson:

  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEWO (1460 AM; 5 kW; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: SERVICE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WLWL (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: SANDHILLS BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEEB (990 AM; 10 kW; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: PINEHURST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WKDX (1250 AM; 1 kW; HAMLET, NC; Owner: THE MCLAURIN GROUP)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYRU (1160 AM; 5 kW; RED SPRINGS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gibson:

  • WJSG (104.3 FM; HAMLET, NC; Owner: JACKSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUKS (107.7 FM; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCMG (94.3 FM; LATTA, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJMX-FM (103.3 FM; CHERAW, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYFQ-FM (93.5 FM; WADESBORO, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKQB (106.9 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WQSM (98.1 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHLZ (100.5 FM; MARION, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIOZ-FM (102.5 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: MERIDIAN COMMUNICATIONS. L.L.C.)
  • WRSH (91.1 FM; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: RICHMOND COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION)

TV broadcast stations around Gibson:

  • 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)
  • WFPX (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W66DE (Channel 50; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W19CA (Channel 19; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: PACIFIC MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WJPM-TV (Channel 33; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WLPS-LP (Channel 7; LUMBERTON/PEMBROKE, NC; Owner: BILLY RAY LOCKLEAR)
  • W67DU (Channel 67; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Gibson fatal accident list:

Nov 2, 1993 05:25 PM, Rp1142, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Fire Station Fletcher St (Lat: 34.754333 Lon: -79.604500), Call Sign: WSB843
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.070 MHz, 154.430 MHz, 154.430 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/17/2004, Expiration Date: 10/12/2014
    Registrant: County Of Scotland, 1403 West Blvd., Laurinburg, NC 28353, Phone: (910) 276-1313, Fax: (910) 277-2413, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KD4PCF, Licensee ID: L00525496
    Grant Date: 04/10/2012, Expiration Date: 06/02/2022, Certifier: Kenneth G Haney Sr
    Registrant: Kenneth G Haney Sr, 6080 Main St, Gibson, NC 28343
  • Call Sign: KJ4ZYA, Licensee ID: L01614323
    Grant Date: 01/24/2011, Expiration Date: 01/24/2021, Certifier: Sandra S Aleksich
    Registrant: Sandra S Aleksich, 4320 Main St, Gibson, NC 28343

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1657Y , Serial Number: 17249357, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 06/01/1962
    Registrant (Individual): James E Chappell, 14460 Old Stage Rd, Gibson, NC 28343

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gibson, NC
Most common first names in Gibson, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3068.5 years
John1867.4 years
William1676.6 years
Mary1678.2 years
Willie1472.9 years
Annie1380.1 years
Robert863.5 years
Paul762.7 years
Henry768.6 years
Martha685.0 years
Most common last names in Gibson, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gibson4678.0 years
Quick2270.7 years
Stubbs1364.4 years
Adams1272.5 years
Pearson1269.7 years
Johnson1268.2 years
Smith1174.6 years
Parker1075.7 years
Williams967.0 years
Peele973.4 years
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