Lumber Bridge, situated in Robeson County, is a small town made up of .7 square miles.
August 3, 2017
The town was settled in the late 18th century, and would receive incorporation in 1891. The town had the first high school in the eastern part of North Carolina during the early 1900s.
The median resident age in Lumber Bridge is 60 years. The median estimated household income is about $47,000 making it about $1,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $28,000. The average price for a home in Lumber Bridge is about $146,000 (2015) which is $14,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Lumber Bridge is 54% White, 26% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 19% other. 89% of the population are high school graduates, with 15% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 57% are married, 12% are divorced, 1% are separated, 18% are widowed, leaving 12% that have never been married.
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Lumber Bridge belongs to Robeson County in the southern part of North Carolina. The County, which lost a sizeable portion of it's population in the Cape Fear region to a yellow fever outbreak, is a part of the Lumberton, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area and the Fayetteville-Lumberton-Laurinburg, NC Combined Statistical Area has a population of 134,200. The county's largest city, which is also its county seat, has a population of 20,800.
Robeson County borders Hoke, Marlboro (SC), Dillon (SC), Horry (SC), Bladen, Cumberland, Scotland and Columbus counties.
Robeson County is made up of 951 square miles. 949 of which is land with the remaining 2 as water.
The population of Lumber Bridge, NC is about 90. The population has seen a decrease since the 1930s.
The elevation of Lumber Bridge, NC is 194 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Lumber Bridge, NC is 28357.
The area code for Lumber Bridge, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Lumber Bridge and Robeson 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, 55% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 43% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 2%.
The unemployment rate for Lumber Bridge is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Public administration, manufacturing, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Robesonian is the primary newspaper that covers the Robeson County area.