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Scotland County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2014: 35,576 (52% urban, 48% rural); it was 35,998 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,252
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,426
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,261
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,936 (it was 4,138 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

33%

Land area: 319 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 111 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Scotland County: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.8%), Construction (18.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Scotland County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (45.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (38.4%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (10.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 17,185  (48.3%)
Females: 18,391  (51.7%)

Scotland County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Scotland County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,844 ($31,010 in 1999)

This county:

$30844
North Carolina:

$45906

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $409 (lower quartile is $272, upper quartile is $542)
This county:

$409
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $77,451 (it was $62,900 in 2000)
Scotland:

$77,451
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,641 - $128,153
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $933
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $350

Institutionalized population: 1,296

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 16
  • Assaults: 24
  • Burglaries: 302
  • Thefts: 244
  • Auto thefts: 39

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 394
  • Thefts: 228
  • Auto thefts: 21
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 88 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 2001: 60 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2002: 56 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2003: 61 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 2004: 58 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2007: 42 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2008: 36 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2010: 38 buildings, average cost: $123,900
  • 2011: 19 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2014: 32 buildings, average cost: $119,200

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: $946 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $646 (1.0%)

Scotland County household income distribution in 2009 Scotland County home values distribution Scotland County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 31.3%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.9% for Black residents, 52.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.6% for American Indian residents, 36.3% for other race residents, 49.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 31.3%
Scotland County:

31.3%
North Carolina:

17.9%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.7% for Black residents, 49.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.3% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 52.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Scotland County is $416 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $527 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $640 a month.

Cities in this county include: Laurinburg, Laurel Hill, Wagram, Gibson, Scotch Meadows, Deercroft, East Laurinburg, Old Hundred.

Scotland 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: Bernalillo County, New Mexico , Catron County, New Mexico , McKinley County, New Mexico , Chatham County , Jones County , Pike County, Arkansas , Pontotoc County, Oklahoma .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

10.2%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,881
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 458 (48% naturalized citizens)

Scotland County:

1.3%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 174
  • 1990 to 1994: 69
  • 1985 to 1989: 50
  • 1980 to 1984: 20
  • 1975 to 1979: 36
  • 1970 to 1974: 21
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1965 to 1969: 80

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.1%

Scotland County marital status for males Scotland County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,213
  • One, attached: 234
  • Two: 419
  • 3 or 4: 637
  • 5 to 9: 384
  • 10 to 19: 154
  • 20 or more: 100
  • Mobile homes: 3,552

Housing units in Scotland County with a mortgage: 4,133 (367 second mortgage, 629 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,221

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Scotland County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,78048
Mainline Protestant5,19023
Black Protestant2,00612
Catholic4421
Other631
None21,676-
Scotland 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: 5
Scotland County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Scotland County:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Scotland County:

13.6%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Scotland County:

33.9%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Scotland County:

Average size of farms: 367 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $293,099
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $162.62
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.17%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 88.61%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $227,685
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 55.95%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $77,629
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.16%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.03
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.34%
Corn for grain: 1281 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2525 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 14898 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 10961 harvested acres
Vegetables: 137 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 30 acres

Earthquake activity:

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

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 138.5 miles away from Scotland County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 184.4 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 128.0 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 58.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 23.7 miles away from Scotland 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 169.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • 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 CarolinaWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 24, 2000 to February 1, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1312): January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1312, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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 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 Scotland County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

  • United Kingdom (22%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Jamaica (9%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • India (7%)

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

  • United States or American (14%)
  • Scotch-Irish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • German (5%)
  • Scottish (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Italian (1%)

Scotland County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,431 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 1,809 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 10 (0%)
  • Taxi: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 43 (0%)
  • Walked: 258 (2%)
  • Other means: 182 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 247 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 381 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 276 people in nursing homes
  • 144 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 64 people in state prisons
  • 44 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 40 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in other group homes

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

  • 955 people in state prisons
  • 407 people in college/university student housing
  • 207 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 130 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,988.

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

Here:

4.80%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.95% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($17,496 average AGI)
1.84% relocated from other states ($10,850 average AGI)
Scotland County:

1.84%
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 Robeson County, NC  0.91% ($25,371 average AGI)
from Marlboro County, SC  0.49% ($18,571)
from Richmond County, NC  0.41% ($28,553)
from Cumberland County, NC  0.29% ($27,636)
from Moore County, NC  0.22% ($17,880)
from Hoke County, NC  0.21% ($31,167)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.11% ($45,692)


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

Here:

6.00%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.96% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($19,356 average AGI)
2.03% relocated to other states ($11,456 average AGI)
Scotland County:

2.03%
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 Robeson County, NC  0.90% ($24,010 average AGI)
to Richmond County, NC  0.49% ($30,877)
to Cumberland County, NC  0.42% ($25,755)
to Marlboro County, SC  0.37% ($23,605)
to Hoke County, NC  0.30% ($31,200)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.27% ($19,156)
to Moore County, NC  0.25% ($33,138)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.8

Births per 1000 population in Scotland County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Scotland County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 15.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Scotland County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Scotland County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Scotland County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,829 (4,509 aged, 2,320 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,200 (13%)

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 Scotland County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (423)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (421)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (396)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (236)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (186)
  • Unspecified dementia (180)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (135)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (121)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (100)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (97)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.76
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18078.94
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 438.860
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 64932.38

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1390.530
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1046.260
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.69

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22.35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 64.55

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 2.69

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 122.9. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 99.1. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 34,427
  • In family households: 29,566 (5,275 male householders, 4,118 female householders)
    5,604 spouses, 10,427 children (9,585 natural, 288 adopted, 554 stepchildren), 1,764 grandchildren, 439 brothers or sisters, 339 parents, 607 other relatives, 827 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,861 (1,815 male householders (1,543 living alone)), 2,406 female householders (2,164 living alone)), 640 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,730 (1,296 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,941 2-persons, 2,351 3-persons, 1,740 4-persons, 842 5-persons, 319 6-persons, 200 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,707 1-person, 426 2-persons, 61 3-persons, 19 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

4,860 married couples with children.
3,598 single-parent households (549 men, 3,049 women).

97.0% of residents of Scotland County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 44% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (43% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $224,287,000 ($6191 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,450,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $91,421,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $40,467,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,354,000
Federal grants: $82,354,000
Federal procurement contracts: $897,000 ($-19,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,795,000 ($2,330,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $697,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,745,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,937,000

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

Births: 2,650
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,911
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +153
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +326
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Scotland County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.48 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 117
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,786
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,290
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,180
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,972
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,886
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,148
  • 1940 to 1949: 708
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,026
Rooms in houses/apartments in Scotland County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 66
  • 3 rooms: 343
  • 4 rooms: 892
  • 5 rooms: 2,761
  • 6 rooms: 2,345
  • 7 rooms: 1,438
  • 8 rooms: 848
  • 9+ rooms: 568
  • 1 room: 66
  • 2 rooms: 138
  • 3 rooms: 526
  • 4 rooms: 1,322
  • 5 rooms: 1,156
  • 6 rooms: 541
  • 7 rooms: 234
  • 8 rooms: 67
  • 9+ rooms: 88
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Scotland County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 249
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,809
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,695
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,285
  • 5+ bedrooms: 223
  • no bedroom: 92
  • 1 bedroom: 614
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,807
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,360
  • 4 bedrooms: 210
  • 5+ bedrooms: 55
Cars and other vehicles available in Scotland County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 354
  • 1 vehicle: 2,731
  • 2 vehicles: 3,958
  • 3 vehicles: 1,568
  • 4 vehicles: 515
  • 5+ vehicles: 135
  • no vehicle: 969
  • 1 vehicle: 2,157
  • 2 vehicles: 781
  • 3 vehicles: 167
  • 4 vehicles: 38
  • 5+ vehicles: 26

60% of Scotland County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in North Carolina.

Scotland County:

59.6%
State average:

54.4%

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

  • This state: 25891
  • Northeast: 2467
  • Midwest: 1374
  • South: 5223
  • West: 326

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $71,600


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 Scotland County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (54.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.2%)
  • Utility gas (15.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.7%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Electricity (55.4%)
  • Utility gas (20.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.0%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 208
Here:

4.2%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 49
Here:

2.3%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 495
Here:

28.7%
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)

Scotland County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $204,000
    Water Utilities: $140,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $59,552,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,918,000
    General - Other: $3,449,000
    Health - Other: $2,947,000
    Police Protection: $2,317,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,868,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,393,000
    Liquor Stores: $1,034,000
    Central Staff Services: $813,000
    General Public Buildings: $801,000
    Parks and Recreation: $589,000
    Financial Administration: $532,000
    Transit Utilities: $280,000
    Libraries: $270,000
    Sewerage: $233,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $231,000
    Local Fire Protection: $174,000
    Water Utilities: $100,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $91,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,645,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $1,160,000
    Health - Other: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $336,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $225,000
    Police Protection: $126,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $52,855,000

Scotland County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,720,000
    All Other: $1,354,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $864,000
    Sewerage: $806,000
    Parks and Recreation: $131,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $9,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $150,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,602,000
    Interest Earnings: $892,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,146,000
    Water Utilities: $345,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $49,191,000
    Public Welfare: $5,224,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,658,000
    All Other: $135,000
    General Local Government Support: $84,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,783,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,535,000
    NEC: $352,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $191,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $100,000

Scotland County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,334,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,933,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,500,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,401,000

Scotland County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,644,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,945
  • Number of aged recipients: 171
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,774
  • Number of recipients under 18: 416
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,121
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 408
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 767
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 851
Scotland County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Scotland County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Scotland County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James36568.4 years
Mary29477.0 years
John26871.0 years
William18471.2 years
Willie15971.0 years
Annie14974.8 years
Robert11864.7 years
Margaret8276.2 years
Charles7565.2 years
Henry7369.2 years
Most common last names in Scotland County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith21071.7 years
Gibson12476.2 years
Locklear12268.8 years
Williams10769.8 years
Jones10773.9 years
Brown9869.9 years
Mclean9468.2 years
Johnson8769.9 years
Mcneill8671.2 years
Campbell7269.6 years
Businesses in Scotland County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Bath & Body Works1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Burger King1McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1Nike4
Curves1Papa John's Pizza1
Domino's Pizza1Pizza Hut1
Dunkin Donuts2RadioShack1
GNC1Rite Aid1
GameStop1Subway3
H&R Block1T-Mobile2
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Hilton1U-Haul4
Holiday Inn2UPS3
Jones New York1Waffle House1
KFC1Walmart1
Kincaid1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1

Scotland County on our top lists:

  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"