East Laurinburg, NC

East Laurinburg, situated in Scotland County, is a small town made up of .2 square miles.

2018 Best Guide to East Laurinburg, NC

July 20, 2018


The median resident age in East Laurinburg is 41 years. The median estimated household income is about $29,000 making it about $22,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $20,000. The average price for a home in East Laurinburg is about $42,000 (2015) which is $118,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of East Laurinburg is 59% White, 20% Black, 4% Two or more races, and 17% other. 74% of the population are high school graduates, with 1% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 42% are married, 11% are divorced, 4% are separated, 9% are widowed, leaving 34% that have never been married. 

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Scotland County

East Laurinburg belongs to Scotland County in the southern part of North Carolina. The county, named after the country of Scotland, is part of the Laurinburg, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. The county was founded in 1812. Scotland County has a population of 36,000 and its largest city Laurinburg, with a population of 16,000, is the county seat.

Scotland County borders Hoke, Marlboro (South Carolina), Robeson, Richmond, and Moore counties.

Scotland County is made up of 320 square miles. 319 of which is land with the remaining 1 as water.


The population of East Laurinburg, NC is about 300. The population has been steadily decreasing since the 1980's.


The elevation of East Laurinburg, NC is 210 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for East Laurinburg, NC is 28352.

Area Code

The area code for East Laurinburg, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking East Laurinburg and Scotland County have voted mostly Democrat, with 58% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 60% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 39% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for East Laurinburg is about 10% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Transportation, waste management, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Laurinburg Exchange is the primary newspaper that cover the Scotland County area.