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Robeson County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2014: 134,760 (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: 142 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Robeson County: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (33.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 40%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Robeson County, North Carolina:

  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (37.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (27.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (24.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 65,530  (48.6%)
Females: 69,230  (51.4%)
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Robeson County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Robeson County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,542 ($28,202 in 1999)

This county:

$29542
North Carolina:

$45906

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $397 (lower quartile is $253, upper quartile is $507)
This county:

$397
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $63,600 (it was $53,100 in 2000)
Robeson:

$63,600
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $31,000 - $112,800
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $890
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $310

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $815 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $547 (1.2%)

Robeson County household income distribution in 2009 Robeson County home values distribution Robeson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.7%
(20.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.3% for Black residents, 53.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.1% for American Indian residents, 84.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 57.9% for other race residents, 38.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.7%
Robeson County:

29.7%
North Carolina:

17.9%
(20.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.3% for Black residents, 51.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.1% for American Indian residents, 84.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 53.0% for other race residents, 40.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 21 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

2012 air pollution in Robeson County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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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:

8.1%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 5,683
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 64.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,202 (15% naturalized citizens)

Robeson County:

4.2%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,889
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,226
  • 1985 to 1989: 377
  • 1980 to 1984: 251
  • 1975 to 1979: 107
  • 1970 to 1974: 164
  • 1970 to 1974: 46
  • 1965 to 1969: 142

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: 25,323
  • One, attached: 754
  • Two: 1,292
  • 3 or 4: 1,151
  • 5 to 9: 736
  • 10 to 19: 171
  • 20 or more: 591
  • Mobile homes: 17,748
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 13

Housing units in Robeson County with a mortgage: 9,337 (938 second mortgage, 1,041 home equity loan, 31 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,774

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Robeson County

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 CarolinaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1969): April 19, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1969, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • North CarolinaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3222): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaTropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 7, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1546): September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolinaurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1490): September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1490, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaHurricane Floyd & Irene, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to November 2, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1292): September 16, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to October 4, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3146): September 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3146, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaHurricane Bonnie, Incident Period: August 20, 1998 to September 1, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1240): August 27, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaFlooding, Incident Period: January 7, 1998 to February 12, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1200): January 15, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1200, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North CarolinaHurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 5, 1996 to October 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1134): September 6, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1134, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaSEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, Incident Period: March 28, 1984 to March 29, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-699): March 30, 1984, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-699, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Robeson County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (66%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • India (3%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Vietnam (2%)
  • Korea (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Robeson County (%):

  • United States or American (11%)
  • English (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • African (1%)

Robeson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 35,573 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 9,702 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 84 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 12 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 11 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 59 (0%)
  • Walked: 563 (1%)
  • Other means: 504 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 707 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 mentally retarded
  • 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 $34,465.

4.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,489 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.37%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($465 average AGI)
Robeson County:

0.07%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

2.73% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($17,136 average AGI)
1.57% relocated from other states ($9,888 average AGI)
Robeson County:

1.57%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cumberland County, NC  0.76% ($27,917 average AGI)
from Hoke County, NC  0.35% ($29,601)
from Scotland County, NC  0.26% ($24,010)
from Bladen County, NC  0.17% ($27,912)
from New Hanover County, NC  0.16% ($22,477)
from Columbus County, NC  0.15% ($24,259)
from Wake County, NC  0.11% ($22,822)


4.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($179 average AGI)
Robeson County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

2.85% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($17,634 average AGI)
1.53% relocated to other states ($8,571 average AGI)
Robeson County:

1.53%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, NC  0.89% ($27,130 average AGI)
to Hoke County, NC  0.26% ($22,009)
to Scotland County, NC  0.26% ($25,371)
to Bladen County, NC  0.19% ($26,179)
to Wake County, NC  0.14% ($31,327)
to New Hanover County, NC  0.11% ($25,512)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.10% ($31,615)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1255)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1235)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1126)
  • 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: 12013.22
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 318.660
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50062.07

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1727.460
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 934.270
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.27

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17.3
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 59.57

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.84

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: 130,063
  • In family households: 112,423 (18,714 male householders, 15,207 female householders)
    19,891 spouses, 41,418 children (38,634 natural, 910 adopted, 1,874 stepchildren), 6,490 grandchildren, 1,936 brothers or sisters, 1,231 parents, 2,793 other relatives, 4,109 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,640 (6,738 male householders (5,420 living alone)), 7,338 female householders (6,311 living alone)), 3,564 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,105 (2,174 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 12,381 2-persons, 8,717 3-persons, 6,853 4-persons, 3,562 5-persons, 1,420 6-persons, 988 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,731 1-person, 1,740 2-persons, 278 3-persons, 220 4-persons, 65 5-persons, 21 6-persons, 21 7-or-more-persons.

17,473 married couples with children.
11,917 single-parent households (2,184 men, 9,733 women).

93.2% of residents of Robeson County speak English at home.
5.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (25% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 26% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $763,947,000 ($6041 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:

5.5
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 736
  • 2000 to 2004: 5,806
  • 1990 to 1999: 14,363
  • 1980 to 1989: 9,206
  • 1970 to 1979: 9,254
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,016
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,345
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,909
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,335
Rooms in houses/apartments in Robeson County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 32
  • 2 rooms: 619
  • 3 rooms: 1,509
  • 4 rooms: 4,150
  • 5 rooms: 9,631
  • 6 rooms: 7,534
  • 7 rooms: 4,440
  • 8 rooms: 2,106
  • 9+ rooms: 1,758
  • 1 room: 96
  • 2 rooms: 670
  • 3 rooms: 1,849
  • 4 rooms: 3,475
  • 5 rooms: 3,296
  • 6 rooms: 1,629
  • 7 rooms: 568
  • 8 rooms: 197
  • 9+ rooms: 118
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Robeson County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 283
  • 1 bedroom: 1,038
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,125
  • 3 bedrooms: 18,959
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,769
  • 5+ bedrooms: 605
  • no bedroom: 222
  • 1 bedroom: 2,004
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,861
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,175
  • 4 bedrooms: 579
  • 5+ bedrooms: 57
Cars and other vehicles available in Robeson County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,928
  • 1 vehicle: 8,983
  • 2 vehicles: 12,243
  • 3 vehicles: 5,932
  • 4 vehicles: 2,040
  • 5+ vehicles: 653
  • no vehicle: 2,896
  • 1 vehicle: 6,252
  • 2 vehicles: 2,237
  • 3 vehicles: 402
  • 4 vehicles: 57
  • 5+ vehicles: 54

63% of Robeson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in North Carolina.

Robeson County:

63.4%
State average:

54.4%

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

  • This state: 99710
  • Northeast: 3935
  • Midwest: 1657
  • South: 10753
  • West: 1325

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Robeson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (49.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.1%)
  • Utility gas (13.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.1%)
  • Wood (2.6%)
  • Electricity (53.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.2%)
  • Utility gas (18.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.4%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 594
Here:

3.6%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 390
Here:

4.7%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 373
Here:

7.3%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Robeson County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $13,514,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,676,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,945,000
    Water Utilities: $1,670,000
    Housing and Community Development: $914,000
    Health - Other: $151,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $182,099,000
    Health - Other: $64,490,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $24,897,000
    Other Higher Education: $20,119,000
    General - Other: $8,723,000
    Police Protection: $7,026,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,454,000
    Sewerage: $3,735,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,271,000
    Financial Administration: $2,931,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,381,000
    Water Utilities: $1,601,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,530,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,257,000
    Parks and Recreation: $776,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $578,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $366,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $338,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,980,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $1,378,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,521,000
    Water Utilities: $1,169,000
    Health - Other: $744,000
    Other Higher Education: $710,000
    Solid Waste Management: $633,000
    Police Protection: $191,000
    Financial Administration: $164,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $125,000
    General - Other: $112,000
    Central Staff Services: $82,000
    Parks and Recreation: $36,000
    Correctional Institutions: $33,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $11,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
    General Public Building: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $181,454,000

Robeson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $37,644,000
    Sewerage: $6,124,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,199,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,171,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,106,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $507,000
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $6,712,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,810,000
    Sewerage: $225,000
    All Other: $190,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $517,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,727,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,052,000
    Special Assessments: $496,000
    Rents: $87,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $38,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,625,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $183,668,000
    Health and Hospitals: $23,233,000
    Public Welfare: $19,992,000
    All Other: $2,221,000
    Housing and Community Development: $888,000
    General Local Government Support: $683,000
  • Tax - Property: $45,390,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $24,407,000
    NEC: $281,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $256,000
    Other License: $220,000

Robeson County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,190,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,325,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $13,225,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,555,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,865,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $670,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $102,000
    Beginning: $97,000

Robeson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $58,017,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,555,000

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
Robeson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Robeson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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+)"