Laurinburg, situated in Scotland County, is a city made up of 12.6 square miles.
July 28, 2017
The city's beginnings can be traced back to the late 1700s, and it was incorporated in 1877. The city started off as a small town, but would grow into the city that it now is thanks to the railroads.
The median resident age in Laurinburg is 41 years. The median estimated household income is about $28,000 making it about $20,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Laurinburg is about $97,000 (2015) which is $63,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Laurinburg is 41% White, 47% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 10% other. 80% of the population are high school graduates, with 21% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 38% are married, 13% are divorced, 4% are separated, 9% are widowed, leaving 36% that have never been married.
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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 Laurinburg, NC is about 16,000. The population has been steadily increasing since the early 1900s.
The elevation of Laurinburg, NC is 226 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Laurinburg, NC is 28352.
The area code for Laurinburg, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Laurinburg 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 Laurinburg is about 10% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.
Manufacturing, education, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Laurinburg Exchange is the primary newspaper that covers the Scotland County area.