Gibson, situated in Scotland County, is a small town made up of only 1 square mile.
June 30, 2017
The town is situated on the border of North and South Carolina, leading to it as being referred to as the crossroads of the Carolinas.
The median resident age in Gibson is 40 years. The median estimated household income is about $19,000 making it about $29,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $12,000. The average price for a home in Gibson is about $76,000 (2015) which is $85,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Gibson is 38% White, 47% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 14% other. 78% of the population are high school graduates, with 7% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 27% are married, 14% are divorced, 5% are separated, 14% are widowed, leaving 40% that have never been married.
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Gibson 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 Gibson, NC is about 540. The population has seen a decrease since 2000.
The elevation of Gibson, NC is 249 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Gibson, NC is 28343.
The area code for Gibson, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Gibson and Scotland County have voted mostly Republican, with 58% going to Mitt Romney 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 Gibson is about 10% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, transportation, and education make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
Laurinburg Exchange is the primary newspaper that covers the Scotland County area.