Robeson County, NC

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2022 Population
117,573
1.06% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.8
0.272% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
27.1%
0.565% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$39,393
7.23% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$87,700
12.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
43,618
0.393% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Robeson County, NC had a population of 118k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $39,393. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Robeson County, NC declined from 118,836 to 117,573, a −1.06% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,736 to $39,393, a 7.23% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Robeson County, NC are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (39.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (24.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.5%), Other (Hispanic) (6.77%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.23%).

None of the households in Robeson County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.7% of the residents in Robeson County, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Robeson County, NC are University of North Carolina at Pembroke (2,049 degrees awarded in 2022) and Robeson Community College (609 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Robeson County, NC was $87,700, and the homeownership rate was 65.6%.

Most people in Robeson County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Robeson County, NC was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: A tobacco barn visible from U.S. Route 301 between St. Pauls and Lumberton in Robeson County, North Carolina.

Population & Diversity

Robeson County, NC is home to a population of 118k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.37% of Robeson County, NC residents were born outside of the country (5.14k people).

In 2022, there were 1.64 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.8k people) in Robeson County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 27.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
96.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Robeson County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Robeson County, NC was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Robeson County, NC
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    46.8k ± 374
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.5k ± 104
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    27.6k ± 226
9.36%
Hispanic Population
11k people

In 2022, there were 1.64 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.8k people) in Robeson County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 27.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.36% of the people in Robeson County, NC are hispanic (11k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.37%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.14k people
4.35%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.17k people

As of 2022, 4.37% of Robeson County, NC residents (5.14k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Robeson County, NC was 4.35%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,822 ± 236
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,163 ± 227
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,049 ± 214

Robeson County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Robeson County, NC employs 43.6k people. The largest industries in Robeson County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,360 people), Manufacturing (7,249 people), and Construction (4,591 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($48,864), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,406), and Public Administration ($46,121).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

43.6k
2022 Value
± 1,290
−0.393%
1 Year decline
± 4.18%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Robeson County, NC declined at a rate of −0.393%, from 43.8k employees to 43.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Robeson County, NC, are Production Occupations (4,777 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,473 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (4,078 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Robeson County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

43.6k
2022 Value
± 1,290
−0.393%
1 Year decline
± 4.18%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Robeson County, NC declined at a rate of −0.393%, from 43.8k employees to 43.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Robeson County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,360 people), Manufacturing (7,249 people), and Construction (4,591 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Robeson County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Robeson County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,463
Median earning men ± $1,860
$30,065
Median earning women ± $1,023

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,956), Wholesale Trade ($49,125), and Information ($48,654).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($43,173), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,857), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($36,123).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 720
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 479
    Retail Trade
  3. 446
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Robeson County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 58.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.3%), followed by Other (0.426%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Robeson County, NC awarded 2,658 degrees. The student population of Robeson County, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,206 male students and 6,361 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Robeson County, NC are White (1,021 and 39.1%), followed by Black or African American (672 and 25.7%), American Indian or Alaska Native (492 and 18.8%), and Hispanic or Latino (233 and 8.92%).

The largest universities in Robeson County, NC by number of degrees awarded are University of North Carolina at Pembroke (2,049 and 77.1%) and Robeson Community College (609 and 22.9%).

The most popular majors in Robeson County, NC are General Business Administration & Management (627 and 23.6%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (195 and 7.34%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (179 and 6.73%).

The median tuition cost in Robeson County, NC for a public four year colleges is $1,000 for in-state students and $5,000 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Robeson County, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 89.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 9,567 (33.5% men and 66.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 9,567 students enrolled in Robeson County, NC, 33.5% men and 66.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,371 records, of which 64.2% were women and 35.8% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Robeson County, NC was General Business Administration & Management with 189 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,049 degrees awarded
  2. 609 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Carolina at Pembroke with 2,049 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 937 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Robeson County, NC, which is 0.544 times less than the 1,721 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,021 degrees mean that there were 1.52 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 672 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 2-year ($2,432) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,495) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Robeson County, NC was $87,700 in 2022, which is 0.311 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $77,900 to $87,700, a 12.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Robeson County, NC is 65.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Robeson County, NC have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Robeson County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Robeson County, NC is $39,393. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Robeson County, NC was Census Tract 9613.01 with a value of $64,375, followed by Census Tract 9609 and Census Tract 9607.01, with respective values of $55,714 and $54,441.

In 2022, 16.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Robeson County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.34%.

Property

$87,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,047
$27,881
Median Property Taxes
±$902

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Rent vs Own

65.6%
Homeownership
2022
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.6% of the housing units in Robeson County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9613.01
  2. Census Tract 9609
  3. Census Tract 9607.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Robeson County, NC was Census Tract 9613.01 with a value of $64,375, followed by Census Tract 9609 and Census Tract 9607.01, with respective values of $55,714 and $54,441.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Robeson County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$39,393
Median Household Income
± $1,287
42.5k
Number of Households
± 1,171

In 2022, the median household income of the 42.5k households in Robeson County, NC grew to $39,393 from the previous year's value of $36,736.

The following chart displays the households in Robeson County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Robeson County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (85.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.86%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.24%)

In 2022, 85.3% of workers in Robeson County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.86%) and those who worked at home (3.24%).

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Robeson County, NC have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.97% of the workforce in Robeson County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Robeson County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.34%.

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Poverty & Diversity

27.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Robeson County, NC (30.9k out of 114k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Robeson County, NC is Native American, followed by Black and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 39.2% of the children was living in poverty in Robeson County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 461 in Robeson County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 405 per 100,000 population.

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Health

85.5% of the population of Robeson County, NC has health coverage, with 31.1% on employee plans, 31.2% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Robeson County, NC see 2375 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.7% decrease from the previous year (2441 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3513 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 473 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.6% were men and 53.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,375 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Robeson County, NC

Primary care physicians in Robeson County, NC see an average of 2,375 patients per year. This represents a 2.7% decrease from the previous year (2,441 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Robeson County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.1% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.6% were men and 53.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.5%
Uninsured
31.1%
Employer Coverage
31.2%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
1.14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Robeson County, NC declined by 0.887% from 14.6% to 14.5%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 101 in Robeson County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 44.1% in Robeson County, NC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 18.5% in Robeson County, NC.

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