Pembroke, NC

Pembroke, situated in Robeson County, is a small town made up of 2.3 square miles.

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It is thought that Pembroke was initially founded under the name of Raleigh. Pembroke was settled in the 1700s. The town was home to the Lowry War in the 1860s and 1870s, which was essentially a guerilla war between locals in the area during the Civil War.  


The median resident age in Pembroke is 25 years. The median estimated household income is about $16,000 making it about $32,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $13,000. The average price for a home in Pembroke is about $114,000 (2015) which is $46,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Pembroke is 54% Native, 24% Black, 3% Two or more races, and 19% other. 78% of the population are high school graduates, with 18% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 18% are married, 13% are divorced, 12 are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 59% that have never been married. 

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Robeson County

Pembroke 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 Pembroke, NC is about 3,000. The population has been steadily increasing since the early 1900s.


The elevation of Pembroke, NC is 171 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Pembroke, NC is 28372.

Area Code

The area code for Pembroke, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Pembroke 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 Pembroke is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Maintenance, media, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Robesonian is the primary newspaper that covers the Robeson County area.


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