Parkton, situated in Robeson County, is a small town made up of .6 square miles.
August 25, 2017
The median resident age in Parkton is 35 years. The median estimated household income is about $48,000 making it equal to the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $20,000. The average price for a home in Parkton is about $113,000 (2015) which is $47,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Parkton is 72% White, 15% Black, and 13% other. 83% of the population are high school graduates, with 11% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 56% are married, 11% are divorced, 1% are separated, 5% are widowed, leaving 27% that have never been married.
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Parkton 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 Parkton, NC is about 430. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990s, but has seen an overall decrease since its peak in the 1960s.
The elevation of Parkton, NC is 184 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Parkton, NC is 28371.
The area code for Parkton, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Parkton 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 44% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.
The unemployment rate for Parkton is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Retail, manufacturing, 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.