Lumberton, NC

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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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, Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, NC was $87,700, and the homeownership rate was 65.6%.

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

Population & Diversity

Lumberton, NC is home to a population of 118k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.37% of Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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

Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, NC employs 43.6k people. The largest industries in Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, NC, though some of these residents may live in Lumberton, 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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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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 North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

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

Most students graduating from Universities in Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, NC is 65.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

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

Median household income in Lumberton, NC is $39,393. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Lumberton, NC was Wake County, NC with a value of $96,734, followed by Union County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $95,533 and $85,785.

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 Lumberton, 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)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lumberton, NC was Wake County, NC with a value of $96,734, followed by Union County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $95,533 and $85,785.

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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 Lumberton, NC grew to $39,393 from the previous year's value of $36,736.

The following chart displays the households in Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, NC have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.97% of the workforce in Lumberton, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

27.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lumberton, 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 Lumberton, 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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Health

85.5% of the population of Lumberton, 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 North Carolina see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1405 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1710 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1,405 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Carolina 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 Lumberton, NC declined by 0.887% from 14.6% to 14.5%.

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