Orrum, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 89 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.7%
Males: 29  (33.3%)
Females: 60  (66.7%)
Median resident age:

46.4 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip code: 28369

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,717 (it was $25,417 in 2000)
Orrum:

$34,717
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,633 (it was $12,095 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $58,814 (it was $71,300 in 2000)
Orrum:

$58,814
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $89,420; detached houses: $126,495; mobile homes: $38,384

Median gross rent in 2017: $557.

March 2019 cost of living index in Orrum: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 30.5%
(23.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.3% for Black residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 58.8% for American Indian residents, 66.7% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Orrum, NC (2010)
    • 4953.8%White alone
    • 2426.4%Black alone
    • 1314.3%Hispanic
    • 55.5%American Indian alone



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Orrum, North Carolina as of July 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Orrum is 7 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (21.9%), Scottish (4.7%), Scotch-Irish (3.1%), French (1.6%), Swedish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 205 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 158 people per square mile   (very low).

Orrum, North Carolina map

4 residents are foreign born (4.9% Latin America).

This town:

4.9%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $963 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $576 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (41.9 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (95.9 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (437.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Proctorville, NC (1.3 miles),
Boardman, NC (2.0 miles ),
Fairmont, NC (2.5 miles ),
Marietta, NC (3.0 miles),
Fair Bluff, NC (3.3 miles ),
Cerro Gordo, NC (3.3 miles ),
Lumberton, NC (3.3 miles ),
McDonald, NC (3.4 miles)

Latitude: 34.47 N, Longitude: 79.01 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

Distribution of median household income in Orrum, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Orrum, NC in 2017

Property values in Orrum, NC

Orrum satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.8%
North Carolina:

4.1%

Average climate in Orrum, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Orrum, North Carolina average temperatures Orrum, North Carolina average precipitation Orrum, North Carolina humidity Orrum, North Carolina wind speed Orrum, North Carolina snowfall Orrum, North Carolina sunshine Orrum, North Carolina clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 54.2. This is better than average.

City:

54.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00334. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00334
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Orrum-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.4 miles away from the Orrum town center injured 21 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 28.2 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:

Orrum-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 88% 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 126.4 miles away from Orrum center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 203.2 miles away from the city 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 116.7 miles away from the city 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 152.2 miles away from Orrum 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 83.6 miles away from Orrum center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.0 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 Robeson County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Orrum topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Orrum:

  • CORBEL RESIDENTIAL (483 CREEK ROAD)
  • WESTSIDE RESIDENTIAL (467 CREEK ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Orrum:

  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES OF ROBESON COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; FAIRMONT, NC)
  • RIVERSIDE RESIDENTIAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; FAIR BLUFF, NC)
  • ADVANTAGE HOSPICE AND HOME CARE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; LUMBERTON, NC)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - LUMBERTON (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LUMBERTON, NC)
  • KINGSDALE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LUMBERTON, NC)
  • SOUTHEASTERN HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; LUMBERTON, NC)
  • HOSPICE OF ROBESON (Hospital, about 12 miles away; LUMBERTON, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Orrum:

  • Robeson Community College (about 11 miles; Lumberton, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,322)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 19 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Francis Marion University (about 42 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 43 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 10,114)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 43 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 5,297)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 47 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 47 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)

Public elementary/middle school in Orrum:

  • ORRUM MIDDLE (Location: 1684 SOUTH CREEK ROAD, Grades: 5-8)
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Cemeteries: Warwick Cemetery (1), Flowers Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Robeson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

61.5%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.1%
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: 2.6% of all households
6 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Orrum:

Marital status in Orrum, NC
  • Never married: 34.2%
  • Now married: 42.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.6%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

For population 25 years and over in Orrum:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
North Carolina average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Orrum, NC (based on Robeson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant42,749219
Mainline Protestant9,64957
Black Protestant4,56630
Other1,6488
Catholic1,4152
None74,141-
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: 26
This county:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Robeson County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 76
This county:

5.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
This county:

4.22 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

12.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

36.1%
North Carolina:

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

16.3%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.2%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Orrum:

42.0%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Orrum:

28.6
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Orrum:

15.0%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Orrum:

8.9%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Orrum:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Orrum:

24.7%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Orrum:

52.9%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.2%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Orrum, NC Residents
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$350
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 6$350

Orrum government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($56.18)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($44.94)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($33.71)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($22.47)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($22.47)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($11.24)

Orrum government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($78.65)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,000 ($179.78)

Orrum government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,000 ($438.20)

3.68% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($29,394 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.68%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cumberland County, NC  0.77% ($27,565 average AGI)
from Hoke County, NC  0.28% ($26,513)
from Bladen County, NC  0.21% ($26,780)


4.73% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,276 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.73%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cumberland County, NC  1.19% ($28,912 average AGI)
to Hoke County, NC  0.31% ($33,183)
to Scotland County, NC  0.27% ($27,880)

Strongest AM radio stations in Orrum:

  • WFMO (860 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, NC; Owner: PRO-MEDIA, INC.)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTSB (580 AM; 1 kW; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: LUMBERTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WKKE (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: FERRIS YARNELL LOCKLEAR)
  • WAGR (1340 AM; 1 kW; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WAGR BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZFB (1480 AM; 1 kW; FAIR BLUFF, NC; Owner: SOLOMON RADIO PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WBLA (1440 AM; 5 kW; ELIZABETHTOWN, NC; Owner: SOUND BUSINESS OF ELIZABETHTOWN, INC)
  • WYRU (1160 AM; 5 kW; RED SPRINGS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WJAY (1280 AM; 4 kW; MULLINS, SC; Owner: THE GREATER HWY CHURCH OF CHRIST)

Strongest FM radio stations in Orrum:

  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZFX (99.1 FM; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFNC-FM (102.3 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSTS (100.9 FM; FAIRMONT, NC; Owner: PRO-MEDIA, INC.)
  • WUKS (107.7 FM; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WQSM (98.1 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQSD (107.1 FM; BRIARCLIFF ACRES, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCMG (94.3 FM; LATTA, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WGQR (105.7 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, NC; Owner: SOUND BUSINESS OF ELIZABETHTOWN, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Orrum:

  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WUNU (Channel 31; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W67DU (Channel 67; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPEM-LP (Channel 47; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: GERALD LOCKLEAR)
  • WLPS-LP (Channel 7; LUMBERTON/PEMBROKE, NC; Owner: BILLY RAY LOCKLEAR)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WFPX (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W19CA (Channel 19; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: PACIFIC MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Orrum)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • ORRUM, Jct Us Hwy 74 & Creek Rd (Lat: 34.478889 Lon: -78.996389), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106 m, Call Sign: WPNC520,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, Grant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • ORRUM, Junction Of Us Hwy 74 & Creek Rd (Lat: 34.478889 Lon: -78.996389), Call Sign: WQCN316, Grant Date: 05/05/2015, Expiration Date: 04/13/2025, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE4UXD, Licensee ID: L00151440, Grant Date: 10/30/2014, Expiration Date: 01/24/2025, Certifier: Richard M Coker, Registrant: Richard M Coker, 262 Elijah Road, Orrum, NC 28369-9010

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 26. The highest number of fire incidents - 80 took place in 2007, and the least - 5 in 2009. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Orrum, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (61.3%), and Structure Fires (28.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Orrum, NC
    • 22361.3%Outside Fires
    • 10328.3%Structure Fires
    • 298.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 92.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Orrum, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Orrum, NC
  • 82.1%Electricity
  • 17.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Orrum, NC
  • 77.8%Electricity
  • 22.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Orrum compared to North Carolina state average:

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