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Population (year 2000): 15,874. Estimated population in July 2005: 15,810 (-0.4% change)
Males: 7,115 (44.8%), Females: 8,759 (55.2%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 35.5 years
Median household income: $29,064 (year 2000)
Median house value: $77,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Laurinburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (50.1%)
  • Black (43.1%)
  • American Indian (4.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)

Ancestries: United States (9.1%), English (5.8%), Scotch-Irish (5.4%), German (4.7%), Scottish (4.0%), Irish (3.6%).North Carolina

Elevation: 227 feet

Land area: 12.4 square miles

Laurinburg,

For population 25 years and over in Laurinburg

  • High school or higher: 73.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laurinburg city

  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

1.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -237 (-1.5%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Fayetteville, (43.3 miles pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Raleigh, (92.4 miles pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (468.3 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Laurinburg, NC (1.8 miles East NC (8.4 miles Maxton, SC (8.5 miles McColl, NC (9.4 miles Gibson, NC (11.2 miles Wagram, Tatum, SC (11.4 miles) , NC (12.2 miles Raemon, SC (13.7 miles Clio,

Latitude: 34.76 N, Longitude: 79.47 W

Area code: 910


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (33.0%), Educational,health and social services (26.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,986 (+18.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,208 (54.8%)


 

Crime in Laurinburg by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 2 1 1 3 1
    per 100,000 18.9 12.6 6.3 6.3 18.9 6.3
Rapes 8 10 6 11 7 2
    per 100,000 50.4 63.0 37.8 69.3 44.1 12.6
Robberies 52 51 31 39 25 26
    per 100,000 327.6 321.3 195.3 245.7 157.5 163.8
Assaults 59 47 70 69 52 72
    per 100,000 371.7 296.1 441.0 434.7 327.6 453.6
Burglaries 288 276 351 313 359 409
    per 100,000 1814.3 1738.7 2211.2 1971.8 2261.6 2576.5
Thefts 683 631 669 606 672 667
    per 100,000 4302.6 3975.1 4214.4 3817.6 4233.3 4201.8
Auto thefts 67 52 76 51 35 46
    per 100,000 422.1 327.6 478.8 321.3 220.5 289.8
544.5 500.3 529.9 511.1 494.6 522.8

Average climate in Laurinburg, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Laurinburg,

Laurinburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the Laurinburg city center killed 7 people and injured 100 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 tornado 12.9 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 395 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Russ Adams - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays, born: Aug 30, 1980).


Hospital/medical center in Laurinburg:
  • SCOTLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (500 LAUCHWOOD DR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Laurinburg:
  • MARLBORO PARK HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; BENNETTSVILLE, SC)
  • SANDHILLS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 18 miles; HAMLET, NC)
  • FIRSTHEALTH RICHMOND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; ROCKINGHAM, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Laurinburg:
  • MOORE COUNTY (about 33 miles; PINEHURST/SOUTHERN PINES, NC; ID: SOP)
  • POPE AFB (about 43 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; ID: POB)
  • FLORENCE REGIONAL (about 44 miles; FLORENCE, SC; ID: FLO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Laurinburg:
  • LAURINBURG-MAXTON (about 9 miles; MAXTON, NC; ID: MEB)
  • CLIO CROP CARE (about 16 miles; CLIO, SC; ID: 9W9)
  • MARLBORO COUNTY JETPORT - H.E. AVENT FIELD (about 21 miles; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; ID: BBP)

Amtrak station near Laurinburg:
  • 18 miles: HAMLET (MAIN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 18 $38,521 $25,680 0 $0
Electric Power 11 $58,656 $63,988 0 $0
Streets and Highways 6 $10,455 $20,910 0 $0
Water Supply 14 $37,510 $32,151 0 $0
Health 1 $3,177 $38,124 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 27 $66,083 $29,370 0 $0
Firefighters 5 $11,922 $28,612 29 $4,100
Police - Other 6 $13,574 $27,148 2 $353
Police Protection - Officers 38 $111,869 $35,327 0 $0
Other Government Administration 7 $27,383 $46,942 13 $2,097
Sewerage 12 $43,824 $43,824 0 $0
Financial Administration 13 $32,269 $29,786 0 $0
Totals for Government 158 $455,243 $34,575 44 $6,550
College/University in Laurinburg:
  • ST ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 589; Location: 1700 DOGWOOD MILE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sapc.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laurinburg:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 21 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,806)
  • FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 4,815)
  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; FLORENCE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,922)
  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 46 miles; FLORENCE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 3,506)
  • CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; SANFORD, NC; FT enrollment: 2,400)
  • CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY INC (about 68 miles; BUIES CREEK, NC; FT enrollment: 5,286)
Public high schools in Laurinburg:
  • SCOTLAND HIGH (Students: 1,824; Location: 1000 W CHURCH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LAURINBURG CHARTER (Students: 121; Location: 125 MCGIRT BRIDGE RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • THE LAURINBURG HOMEWORK CTR (Students: 94; Location: 17160 PLANT ROAD; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high school in Laurinburg:
  • LAURINBURG INSTITURE (Students: 51; Location: 125 MCGURTS BRIDGE RD PO BOX 1787; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Laurinburg:
  • SYCAMORE LANE MIDDLE (Students: 612; Location: 2100 SYCAMORE LN; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SPRING HILL MIDDLE (Students: 518; Location: 22801 AIRBASE ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SOUTH SCOTLAND ELEMENTARY (Students: 451; Location: 17200 BARNES BRIDGE RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WASHINGTON PARK ELEMENTARY (Students: 398; Location: 1225 S CALEDONIA RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • I E JOHNSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 362; Location: 815 MCGIRTS BRIDGE ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • COVINGTON STREET ELEMENTARY (Students: 342; Location: 615 W COVINGTON ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NORTH LAURINBURG ELEMENTARY (Students: 323; Location: 831 N GILL ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SHAW ELEMENTARY (Students: 208; Location: 18700 OLD WIRE ROAD; Grades: 02 - 12)
  • EAST LAURINBURG (Students: 85; Location: HWY 74 E; Grades: 06 - 12)
Library in Laurinburg:
  • SCOTLAND COUNTY MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $439,221; Location: 312 WEST CHURCH STREET; 66,201 books; 2,045 audio materials; 112 video materials; 133 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Holly Square (A).

Shopping Center: Westwood Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Laurinburg include: Trinity Church (A), Sunset Church (B), Stewartsville Church (C).

Cemeteries: Blue Cemetery (1), Lytch Cemetery (2), Hillside Cemetery (3).

Reservoirs: Blue Pond (A), Jones Pond (B), Fairs Lake (C).

Creek: Baidge Creek (A).

Park in Laurinburg: Pate Stadium (1).


Laurinburg compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Laurinburg:
  • WEWO (1460 AM; 5 kW; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: SERVICE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WLNC (1300 AM; 1 kW; LAURINBURG, NC)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEEB (990 AM; 10 kW; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: PINEHURST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLWL (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: SANDHILLS BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WYRU (1160 AM; 5 kW; RED SPRINGS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Laurinburg:
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJSG (104.3 FM; HAMLET, NC; Owner: JACKSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUKS (107.7 FM; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKQB (106.9 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WCMG (94.3 FM; LATTA, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQSM (98.1 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIOZ-FM (102.5 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: MERIDIAN COMMUNICATIONS. L.L.C.)
  • WHLZ (100.5 FM; MARION, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
TV broadcast stations around Laurinburg:
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNU (Channel 31; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFPX (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLPS-LP (Channel 7; LUMBERTON/PEMBROKE, NC; Owner: BILLY RAY LOCKLEAR)
  • W19CA (Channel 19; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: PACIFIC MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • W66DE (Channel 50; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJPM-TV (Channel 33; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W67DU (Channel 67; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYBE-CA (Channel 44; PINEHURST, NC; Owner: MULTIMEDIA NETWORK OF NC, INC)
  • WPEM-LP (Channel 47; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: GERALD LOCKLEAR)

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