Robbins , NC

Robbins, situated in Moore County, is a small town made up of 1.3 square miles.

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Robbins was founded in the 1790s as Mechanic's Hill, and the town was named as such because a rifle factory was built in the area.  

The town was visited by Thomas Edison when he ventured to the town to assess the gold mining potential in Carter's Mill.  

Robbins was known as Elise until the name was changed to Hemp in 1935. In 1943, the town came to be known by its current name of Robbins.


The median resident age in Robbins is 30 years. The median estimated household income is about $31,000 making it about $17,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $16,000. The average price for a home in Robbins is about $86,000 (2013) which is $74,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $650 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Robbins is 50% Hispanic, 46% White, 1% Two or more races, and 3% other. 71% of the population are high school graduates, with 13% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 40% are married, 13% are divorced, 2% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 39% that have never been married.

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Moore County

Robbins belongs to Moore County in the south-central part of North Carolina. The County, named after Alfred Moore, is part of the Aberdeen-Pinehurst-Southern Pines, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Moore County has a population of 94,000 and the city Carthage, with a population of 2,000, is the county seat.

In 1785, the county was established from part of Cumberland County. Parts of Chatham and Moore County were merged to form Lee County in 1907.

Moore County is known for it's many golf resorts; mainly in the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area. The county hosted the 1996 and 2001 Women's U.S. Opens, as well as the 1999 and 2005 Men's Opens. In 2007, the Women's Open came back to Southern Pines. Southern Pines hosted the Women's and the Men's Opens simultaneously in the same year, and was the first time ever in the U.S. Open history.

Moore County borders Chatham, Lee, Harnett, Cumberland, Hoke, Scotland, Richmond, Montgomery, and Randolph counties.

Moore County is made up of 706 square miles. 698 of which is land with the remaining 8 as water.


The population of Robbins, NC is about 1,100. The population has fluctuated, but mostly increased, since the 1960s.


The elevation of Robbins, NC is 440 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Robbins, NC is 27325.

Area Code

The area code for Robbins, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Robbins and Moore County have voted mostly Republican, with 64% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 49% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 45% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 6%.


The unemployment rate for Robbins is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, agriculture, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Pilot and Courier-Tribune are the primary newspapers that cover the Moore County area.


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