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Robeson County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2017: 132,606 (37% urban, 63% rural); it was 123,339 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 15,504
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 15,832
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 31,779
Renter-occupied apartments: 16,661 (it was 11,898 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

33%

Land area: 949 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 140 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Robeson County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.4%), Retail trade (11.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 8%
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  • Races in Robeson County, NC (2017)
    • 52,90542.9%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 34,88328.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 32,97026.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 12,0349.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,1122.5%Two or more races
    • 9720.8%Asian alone
    • 4070.3%Some other race alone
    • 780.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

36.6 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years
Males: 63,912  (48.2%)
Females: 68,694  (51.8%)
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Average household size:
Robeson County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,729 ($28,202 in 1999)
This county:

$32,729
North Carolina:

$52,752

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $440 (lower quartile is $320, upper quartile is $544)
This county:

$440
State:

$698


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $77,100 (it was $53,100 in 2000)
Robeson:

$77,100
North Carolina:

$171,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,200 - $121,800

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $138,454
Here:

$138,454
State:

$248,152

Townhouses or other attached units: $72,749
Here:

$72,749
State:

$203,169

In 2-unit structures: $301,190
Here:

$301,190
State:

$248,066

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $136,421
Here:

$136,421
State:

$154,617

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $50,565
Here:

$50,565
State:

$203,483

Mobile homes: $115,514
Here:

$115,514
State:

$69,094

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $964
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $332

Institutionalized population: 2,174

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 17
  • Rapes: 24
  • Robberies: 108
  • Assaults: 359
  • Burglaries: 1955
  • Thefts: 1263
  • Auto thefts: 400

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 16
  • Rapes: 31
  • Robberies: 126
  • Assaults: 330
  • Burglaries: 1767
  • Thefts: 1210
  • Auto thefts: 342
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Health of residents in Robeson County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 2.9. This is significantly worse than average.
61.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
48.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
20.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
58.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 200 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 179 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 192 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 1998: 194 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 1999: 231 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 2000: 401 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2001: 232 buildings, average cost: $123,900
  • 2002: 262 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2003: 301 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2004: 328 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2005: 391 buildings, average cost: $116,900
  • 2006: 311 buildings, average cost: $123,900
  • 2007: 243 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2008: 157 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2009: 108 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 2010: 158 buildings, average cost: $182,000
  • 2011: 93 buildings, average cost: $210,100
  • 2012: 113 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2013: 96 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 2014: 124 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 2015: 97 buildings, average cost: $202,700
  • 2016: 85 buildings, average cost: $195,600
  • 2017: 115 buildings, average cost: $195,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Robeson, NC residents
Average permit cost in Robeson, NC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $926 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $648 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Robeson, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Robeson, NC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Robeson, NC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 28.7%
Robeson County:

28.7%
North Carolina:

14.7%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.7% for Black residents, 37.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.4% for American Indian residents, 38.0% for other race residents, 28.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 36.6 years old
(Males: 35.0 years old, Females: 38.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.3 years old, Black residents: 35.7 years old, American Indian residents: 36.4 years old, Asian residents: 50.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.0 years old, Other race residents: 17.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Robeson County is $434 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $604 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lumberton, Red Springs, Fairmont, Maxton, Pembroke, St. Pauls, Rowland, Barker Ten Mile, Prospect, Elrod.

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

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Neighboring counties: Armstrong County, Texas , Darlington County, South Carolina , Los Angeles County, California , Hyde County , Deaf Smith County, Texas , Hardeman County, Texas , White County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.8%
North Carolina:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Robeson, NC
County total employment by year in Robeson, NC
County average yearly wages by year in Robeson, NC

Current college students: 5,683
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,371 (31.7% naturalized citizens)

Robeson County:

4.1%
Whole state:

8.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9192010 or later
  • 2,4332000 to 2009
  • 1,8961990 to 1999
  • 6281980 to 1989
  • 2711970 to 1979
  • 188Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.9%

Robeson County marital status for males Robeson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 29,244
  • One, attached: 581
  • Two: 1,898
  • 3 or 4: 1,174
  • 5 to 9: 1,328
  • 10 to 19: 319
  • 20 to 49: 211
  • 50 or more: 200
  • Mobile homes: 18,171

Housing units in Robeson County with a mortgage: 10,044 (108 second mortgage, 466 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 18,624

Here:

35.7% with mortgage
State:

63.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Robeson County

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-
Robeson County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 26
Robeson County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 76
Robeson 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.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Robeson County:

12.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Robeson County:

36.1%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Robeson County:

Average size of farms: 328 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $218,371
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $286.14
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.83%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 68.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $186,970
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 72.66%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $98,350
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.66%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.51
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.23%
Corn for grain: 44337 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 32023 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 35727 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 103255 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,296 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 8 acres

Earthquake activity:

Robeson County-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 135.5 miles away from Robeson County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 200.8 miles away from the county 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 125.4 miles away from the county 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 163.1 miles away from the county 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 77.4 miles away from Robeson County center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4285: October 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4285, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1969: April 19, 2011, FEMA Id: 1969, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 07, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1546: September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1490: September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: 1490, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd & Irene, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to November 02, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1292: September 16, 1999, FEMA Id: 1292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to October 04, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3146: September 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3146, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Bonnie, Incident Period: August 20, 1998 to September 01, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1240: August 27, 1998, FEMA Id: 1240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Flooding, Incident Period: January 07, 1998 to February 12, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1200: January 15, 1998, FEMA Id: 1200, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Robeson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 41,446 (87.2%)
  • Carpooled: 4,097 (8.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 435 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 457 (1.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,069 (2.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (60%)
  • Guatemala (8%)
  • Yemen (4%)
  • India (3%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Robeson County


  • American (29%)
  • English (2%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • African (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Robeson County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 830 people in state prisons
  • 808 people in nursing homes
  • 704 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 385 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 129 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 80 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 80 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 77 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 63 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 48 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 44 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 42 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 29 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 27 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 24 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 23 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 9 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Robeson County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 1,573 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,062 people in state prisons
  • 542 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 333 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 124 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 106 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 100 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 95 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 59 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 26 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 21 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 7 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,770.

3.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
2.35% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($17,535 average AGI)
1.34% relocated from other states ($11,859 average AGI)
Robeson County:

1.34%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Scotland County, NC  0.18% ($23,507)
from Columbus County, NC  0.10% ($21,366)
from Dillon County, SC  0.09% ($23,528)
from Wake County, NC  0.08% ($38,281)


4.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
3.26% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($21,406 average AGI)
1.47% relocated to other states ($10,869 average AGI)
Robeson County:

1.47%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Bladen County, NC  0.18% ($29,611)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.15% ($25,452)
to Wake County, NC  0.15% ($34,017)
to Horry County, SC  0.10% ($73,897)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.2

Births per 1000 population in Robeson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Robeson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Robeson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 24.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Robeson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Robeson County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Robeson County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Robeson County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Robeson County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Robeson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 18,994 (12,628 aged, 6,366 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,950 (16%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Robeson County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,255)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,235)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,126)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (765)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (648)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (598)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (533)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (463)
  • Unspecified dementia (415)
  • Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge (322)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.79
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,013
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 319
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50,062

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,727
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 934
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 60

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 220.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 181.1
  • Other - 39.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 106.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 79.1
  • Other - 27.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 132,606
  • In family households: 110,653 (12,274 male householders, 17,583 female householders)
    18,264 spouses, 43,524 children (41,752 natural, 452 adopted, 1,320 stepchildren), 7,261 grandchildren, 1,669 brothers or sisters, 1,950 parents, 4,943 other relatives, 3,185 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 18,398 (7,603 male householders (6,802 living alone)), 7,891 female householders (7,046 living alone)), 2,904 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,555

Size of family households: 12,498 2-persons, 7,505 3-persons, 5,318 4-persons, 2,269 5-persons, 1,441 6-persons, 826 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 13,848 1-person, 1,291 2-persons, 187 3-persons, 168 4-persons.

13,933 married couples with children.
12,458 single-parent households (2,199 men, 10,259 women).

91.6% of residents of Robeson speak English at home.
6.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $763,947,000 ($6,041 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $34,501,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $292,184,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $157,331,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,691,000
Federal grants: $263,715,000
Federal procurement contracts: $10,988,000 ($5,682,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $25,037,000 ($9,430,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,040,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $18,297,000
Federal Government insurance: $124,167,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 10,805
Here:

85 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,591
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,521
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,241
Here -18 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Robeson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 20.40 millions of gallons per day (57% from ground, 43% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built in Robeson County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Robeson County, North Carolina
  • 4762014 or later
  • 1,3562010 to 2013
  • 4,7542000 to 2009
  • 12,1671990 to 1999
  • 9,1761980 to 1989
  • 10,2411970 to 1979
  • 5,3101960 to 1969
  • 4,8551950 to 1959
  • 2,5871940 to 1949
  • 2,2041939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Robeson County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Robeson County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Robeson County, North Carolina
  • 521 room
  • 1602 rooms
  • 3033 rooms
  • 3,5774 rooms
  • 9,0855 rooms
  • 6,3826 rooms
  • 4,2437 rooms
  • 2,1628 rooms
  • 2,7049+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Robeson County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Robeson County, North Carolina
  • 1,1521 room
  • 1572 rooms
  • 1,1803 rooms
  • 4,7924 rooms
  • 6,0275 rooms
  • 1,6456 rooms
  • 1,0537 rooms
  • 2688 rooms
  • 4099+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Robeson County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Robeson County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Robeson County, North Carolina
  • 52no bedroom
  • 4131 bedroom
  • 4,7502 bedrooms
  • 17,6753 bedrooms
  • 4,4854 bedrooms
  • 1,2935+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Robeson County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Robeson County, North Carolina
  • 1,152no bedroom
  • 1,2691 bedroom
  • 5,4332 bedrooms
  • 7,4623 bedrooms
  • 1,2174 bedrooms
  • 1505+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Robeson County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Robeson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Robeson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,522no vehicle
  • 7,1331 vehicle
  • 9,8522 vehicles
  • 5,5173 vehicles
  • 3,1374 vehicles
  • 1,5075+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Robeson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Robeson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3,314no vehicle
  • 8,0051 vehicle
  • 3,7772 vehicles
  • 1,2073 vehicles
  • 3234 vehicles
  • 575+ vehicles

92.2% of Robeson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in North Carolina.

Robeson County:

92.2%
State average:

85.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 107,489
  • Other state: 17,832
  • Northeast: 5,406
  • Midwest: 2,254
  • South: 8,859
  • West: 1,313
Year householders moved into unit in Robeson County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Robeson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 69.7%Electricity
  • 17.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.6%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Wood
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 85.8%Electricity
  • 6.1%Utility gas
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 685
Here:

4.4%
North Carolina:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 57
Here:

0.7%
North Carolina:

10.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 208
Here:

2.9%
North Carolina:

17.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Robeson County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $14,903,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,169,000
    Hospital Public: $3,529,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,220,000
    Other: $1,171,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,121,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $479,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $236,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $7,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,905,000
    Other Higher Education: $103,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $200,764,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,209,000
    Other Higher Education: $19,995,000
    Health - Other: $17,504,000
    Water Utilities: $13,741,000
    Police Protection: $12,827,000
    General - Other: $10,608,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,275,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,053,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,974,000
    Financial Administration: $3,120,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,526,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,084,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,054,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $834,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $570,000
    Housing and Community Development: $564,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $336,000
    Local Fire Protection: $202,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $165,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $3,635,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,789,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,010,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,400,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,262,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,991,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,271,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $355,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $255,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $100,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,778,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,187,000
    Rents: $419,000
    Sale of Property: $47,000
    Interest Earnings: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,239,000
    Other Higher Education: $616,000
    Police Protection: $189,000
    Correctional Institutions: $83,000
    Health - Other: $52,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,721,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,849,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $255,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $203,326,000
    Public Welfare: $23,933,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,332,000
    Other: $1,794,000
    Transit Utilities: $809,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $49,715,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $20,541,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $460,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $140,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $125,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $344,185,000

Robeson County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $14,903,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,169,000
    Hospital Public: $3,529,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,220,000
    Other: $1,171,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,121,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $479,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $236,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $7,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,905,000
    Other Higher Education: $103,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $200,764,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,209,000
    Other Higher Education: $19,995,000
    Health - Other: $17,504,000
    Water Utilities: $13,741,000
    Police Protection: $12,827,000
    General - Other: $10,608,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,275,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,053,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,974,000
    Financial Administration: $3,120,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,526,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,084,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,054,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $834,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $570,000
    Housing and Community Development: $564,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $336,000
    Local Fire Protection: $202,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $165,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $3,635,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,789,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,010,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,400,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,262,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,991,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,271,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $355,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $255,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $100,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,778,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,187,000
    Rents: $419,000
    Sale of Property: $47,000
    Interest Earnings: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,239,000
    Other Higher Education: $616,000
    Police Protection: $189,000
    Correctional Institutions: $83,000
    Health - Other: $52,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,721,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,849,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $255,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $203,326,000
    Public Welfare: $23,933,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,332,000
    Other: $1,794,000
    Transit Utilities: $809,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $49,715,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $20,541,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $460,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $140,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $125,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $344,185,000

Robeson County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $14,903,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,169,000
    Hospital Public: $3,529,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,220,000
    Other: $1,171,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,121,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $479,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $236,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $7,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,905,000
    Other Higher Education: $103,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $200,764,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,209,000
    Other Higher Education: $19,995,000
    Health - Other: $17,504,000
    Water Utilities: $13,741,000
    Police Protection: $12,827,000
    General - Other: $10,608,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,275,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,053,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,974,000
    Financial Administration: $3,120,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,526,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,084,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,054,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $834,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $570,000
    Housing and Community Development: $564,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $336,000
    Local Fire Protection: $202,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $165,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $3,635,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,789,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,010,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,400,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,262,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,991,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,271,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $355,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $255,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $100,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,778,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,187,000
    Rents: $419,000
    Sale of Property: $47,000
    Interest Earnings: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,239,000
    Other Higher Education: $616,000
    Police Protection: $189,000
    Correctional Institutions: $83,000
    Health - Other: $52,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,721,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,849,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $255,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $203,326,000
    Public Welfare: $23,933,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,332,000
    Other: $1,794,000
    Transit Utilities: $809,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $49,715,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $20,541,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $460,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $140,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $125,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $344,185,000

Robeson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $14,903,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,169,000
    Hospital Public: $3,529,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,220,000
    Other: $1,171,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,121,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $479,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $236,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $7,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,905,000
    Other Higher Education: $103,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $200,764,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,209,000
    Other Higher Education: $19,995,000
    Health - Other: $17,504,000
    Water Utilities: $13,741,000
    Police Protection: $12,827,000
    General - Other: $10,608,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,275,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,053,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,974,000
    Financial Administration: $3,120,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,526,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,084,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,054,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $834,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $570,000
    Housing and Community Development: $564,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $336,000
    Local Fire Protection: $202,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $165,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $3,635,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,789,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,010,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,400,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,262,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,991,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,271,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $355,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $255,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $100,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,778,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,187,000
    Rents: $419,000
    Sale of Property: $47,000
    Interest Earnings: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,239,000
    Other Higher Education: $616,000
    Police Protection: $189,000
    Correctional Institutions: $83,000
    Health - Other: $52,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,721,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,849,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $255,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $203,326,000
    Public Welfare: $23,933,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,332,000
    Other: $1,794,000
    Transit Utilities: $809,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $49,715,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $20,541,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $460,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $140,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $125,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $344,185,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 6,919
  • Number of aged recipients: 797
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 6,122
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,328
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,867
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,724
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,816
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,941
Most common first names in Robeson County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,14268.8 years
Mary82676.5 years
John81871.5 years
William68970.2 years
Annie40976.6 years
Robert39366.6 years
Willie34771.2 years
George26271.8 years
Henry24872.6 years
Charles23866.1 years
Most common last names in Robeson County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Locklear1,83569.6 years
Hunt72067.8 years
Oxendine65469.1 years
Smith55271.6 years
Jones48371.1 years
Britt39971.4 years
Jacobs38769.7 years
Chavis37269.6 years
Thompson34471.8 years
Davis28473.5 years
Businesses in Robeson County, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts4Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's6
AutoZone2Motel 61
Bath & Body Works1Nike9
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Office Depot1
Burger King6Outback1
CVS3Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet2Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Payless1
Comfort Suites1Penske1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut3
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn2RadioShack3
Dennys1Ramada1
Domino's Pizza2Ruby Tuesday2
Econo Lodge1Rue211
FedEx7SAS Shoes1
Foot Locker1SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Sam's Club1
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Subway8
H&R Block8Super 82
Hilton1T-Mobile3
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell3
Honda1True Value3
Howard Johnson1U-Haul6
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular5
Jones New York1UPS9
KFC4Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Waffle House4
Knights Inn2Walgreens2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart2
Lane Furniture1Wendy's2

Robeson County on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"