Ellerbe, NC

Ellerbe, situated in Richmond County, is a small town made up of 1.5 square miles.

2018 Best Guide to Ellerbe, NC

August 3, 2018


The median resident age in Ellerbe is 41 years. The median estimated household income is about $27,000 making it about $21,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $15,000. The average price for a home in Ellerbe is about $84,000 (2015) which is $76,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Ellerbe is 47% White, 39% Black, 3% Two or more races, and 11% other. 81% of the population are high school graduates, with 9% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 40% are married, 14% are divorced, 5% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 33% that have never been married.

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Richmond County

Ellerbe belongs to Richmond County in the southern part of North Carolina. The County, named after Charles Lennox, is a part of the NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, has a population of 46,600, while its county seat and largest city, Rockingham, has a population of 9,550.

Richmond County borders Moore, Scotland, Anson, Montgomery, and Marlboro (SC) counties.

Richmond County is made up of 480 square miles. 474 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.


The population of Ellerbe, NC is about 1,100. The population has been steadily increasing since 2010.


The elevation of Ellerbe, NC is 584 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Ellerbe, NC is 28338.

Area Code

The area code for Ellerbe, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Ellerbe and Richmond County have voted mostly Democrat, with 51% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 43% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 55% are Protestants with Catholics and other making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Ellerbe is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Production, construction, and management make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Richmond County Daily Journal are the primary newspapers that cover the Richmond County area.