Laurinburg, NC

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Population

15,320

1.8% decline

Median Age

37.5


Median Household Income

$28,187

7.52% growth

Poverty Rate

33.8%


Number of Employees

4,923

0% growth

Median Property Value

$98,300

0.102% growth

About

In 2017, Laurinburg, NC had a population of 15.3k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $28,187. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Laurinburg, NC declined from 15,601 to 15,320, a -1.8% decrease and its median household income grew from $26,216 to $28,187, a 7.52% increase.

The population of Laurinburg, NC is 46.7% Black or African American Alone, 39.6% White Alone, and 6.91% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 5.53% of the people in Laurinburg, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Laurinburg, NC are St Andrews University (123 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Laurinburg, NC is $98,300, and the homeownership rate is 48%. Most people in Laurinburg, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Laurinburg, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Laurinburg, NC employs 4.92k people. The largest industries in Laurinburg, NC are Manufacturing (962 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (797 people), and Educational Services (732 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,875), Manufacturing ($35,583), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($34,891).

Median household income in Laurinburg, NC is $28,187. Males in Laurinburg, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Laurinburg, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$28,187

2017 value

± $2,523

7.52%

1 Year Growth

± 11.7%

Households in Laurinburg, NC have a median annual income of $28,187, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $26,216 in 2016, which represents a 7.52% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in Laurinburg, NC made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Laurinburg, NC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Laurinburg, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 104

  2. Census Tract 101.01

  3. Census Tract 106

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Laurinburg, NC was Census Tract 104 with a value of $48,417, followed by Census Tract 101.01 and Census Tract 106, with respective values of $44,435 and $31,632.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

33.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Laurinburg, NC (4.91k out of 14.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    3,437 ± 285

  2. White

    843 ± 165

  3. Native American

    358 ± 115

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.92k

2017 Value

± 401

0%

1 Year growth

± 11.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Laurinburg, NC stayed at a rate of 0%, from 4.92k employees to 4.92k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Laurinburg, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (664 people), Production Occupations (558 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (556 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Laurinburg, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Laurinburg, NC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (664 people), Production Occupations (558 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (556 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Laurinburg, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.31 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.96 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Laurinburg, NC, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($57,375), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,462), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($51,780).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.92k

2017 Value

± 401

0%

1 Year growth

± 11.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Laurinburg, NC stayed at a rate of 0%, from 4.92k employees to 4.92k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Laurinburg, NC, are Manufacturing (962 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (797 people), and Educational Services (732 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Laurinburg, NC, though some of these residents may live in Laurinburg, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Laurinburg, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (962 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (797 people), and Educational Services (732 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Laurinburg, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.92 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.93 times), and Educational Services (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Laurinburg, NC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,875), Manufacturing ($35,583), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($34,891).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $35.3B and Machinery and $34.5B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.1% of the population of Laurinburg, NC has health coverage, with 29.9% on employee plans, 29.3% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.76% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Laurinburg, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Laurinburg, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.9%

Uninsured

29.9%

Employer Coverage

29.3%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

1.76%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Laurinburg, NC declined by 8.72% from 14.2% to 12.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Laurinburg, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Laurinburg, NC is home to a population of 15.3k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.07% of Laurinburg, NC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Laurinburg, NC is composed of 7.15k Black or African American Alone residents (46.7%), 6.06k White Alone residents (39.6%), 1.06k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (6.91%), 576 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.76%), 263 Two or More Races residents (1.72%), 191 Asian Alone residents (1.25%), 17 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.111%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Laurinburg, NC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (475 speakers), Vietnamese (91 speakers), and Persian (57 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Laurinburg, NC was 37.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Laurinburg, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Laurinburg, NC residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.07%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.17%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.07% of Laurinburg, NC residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Laurinburg, NC was 3.17%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Laurinburg, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 Laurinburg, NC residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Laurinburg, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Laurinburg, NC was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    7.15k ± 299

  2. White Alone

    6.06k ± 345

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    1.06k ± 222

In 2017, there were 1.18 times more Black or African American Alone residents (7.15k people) in Laurinburg, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.06k White Alone and 1.06k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Laurinburg, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    475 speakers (3.24%)

  2. Vietnamese

    91 speakers (0.622%)

  3. Persian

    57 speakers (0.389%)

5.53% of Laurinburg, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Laurinburg, NC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.24% of the overall population of Laurinburg, NC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.622% speak Vietnamese and 0.389% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    306 ± 92

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    205 ± 85

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    159 ± 90

Laurinburg, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Laurinburg, NC awarded 123 degrees. The student population of Laurinburg, NC is skewed towards men, with 386 male students and 336 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Laurinburg, NC are White (93 and 80.9%), followed by Black or African American (14 and 12.2%), American Indian or Alaska Native (5 and 4.35%), and Unknown (3 and 2.61%).

The largest universities in Laurinburg, NC by number of degrees awarded are St Andrews University (123 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Laurinburg, NC are General Business Administration & Management (24 and 19.5%), Elementary Education & Teaching (16 and 13%), and General Biological Sciences (14 and 11.4%).

The median tuition costs in Laurinburg, NC are $24,874 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Laurinburg, NC was General Biological Sciences with 14 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Laurinburg, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

123 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$24,874

Median Private

In 2016, the Laurinburg, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was St Andrews University with 123 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

51

Degrees Awarded to Men

72

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 51 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Laurinburg, NC, which is 0.708 times less than the 72 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    93 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    14 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    5 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Laurinburg, NC were to White students. These 93 degrees mean that there were 6.64 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 14 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Laurinburg, NC was $98,300 in 2017, which is 0.452 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $98,200 to $98,300, a 0.102% increase. The homeownership rate in Laurinburg, NC is 48%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Laurinburg, NC have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Laurinburg, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$28,187

Median Household Income

± $2,523

6.04k

Number of Households

± 416

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.04k households in Laurinburg, NC grew to $28,187 from the previous year's value of $26,216.

The following chart displays the households in Laurinburg, 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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Housing

Property Value

$98,300

2017 Median

± $4,116

$98,200

2016 Median

± $4,864

In 2017, the median property value in Laurinburg, NC grew to to $98,300 from the previous year's value of $98,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Laurinburg, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Laurinburg, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Laurinburg, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Laurinburg, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

48%

2017 Homeownership

49.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 48% of the housing units in Laurinburg, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Laurinburg, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Laurinburg, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Laurinburg, NC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Laurinburg, NC have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Laurinburg, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.82%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Laurinburg, NC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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