Lumberton, situated in Robeson County, is a small town made up of 15.8 square miles.
August 3, 2017
The town was established in 1787 as the county seat of Robeson, and was later incorporated in 1859.
The town was named in honor of Colonel Thomas Robeson of the Patriot forces during the Revolutionary War. The 1986 film Blue Velvet was set in Lumberton, but was primarily shot in Wilmington.
The median resident age in Lumberton is 34 years. The median estimated household income is about $32,000 making it about $16,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $18,000. The average price for a home in Lumberton is about $114,000 (2015) which is $46,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Lumberton is 38% White, 34% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 26% other. 74% of the population are high school graduates, with 18% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 37% are married, 12% are divorced, 3% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 40% that have never been married.
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Lumberton 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 Lumberton, NC is about 21,500. The population has been steadily increasing since its founding.
The elevation of Lumberton, NC is 131 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Lumberton, NC is 28360.
The area code for Lumberton, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Lumberton and Robeson 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, 55% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 43% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 2%.
The unemployment rate for Lumberton is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, retail, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Robesonian is the primary newspaper that covers the Robeson County area.