Red Springs, situated in Robeson County, is a small town made up of 2.8 square miles.
September 4, 2017
Red Springs was founded as Dora Post Office in the 1780s. The town was incorporated in 1885. Prior to the Civil War, the town was a popular resort.
The median resident age in Red Springs is 34 years. The median estimated household income is about $22,000 making it about $26,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Red Springs is about $98,000 (2015) which is $62,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $500 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Red Springs is 57% Black, 26% White, 1% Two or more races, and 16% other. 76% of the population are high school graduates, with 19% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 34% are married, 15% are divorced, 2% are separated, 9% are widowed, leaving 40% that have never been married.
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Red Springs 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 Red Springs, NC is about 3,400. The population has seen a steady decrease since the 1990s.
The elevation of Red Springs, NC is 207 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Red Springs, NC is 28377.
The area code for Red Springs, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Red Springs 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 Red Springs is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.