Robeson County, NC

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2020 Population
131,656
0.709% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.7
0.273% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
27.1%
2.3% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$35,362
1.1% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$75,600
2020 Employed Population
48,356
0.545% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Robeson County, NC had a population of 132k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $35,362. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Robeson County, NC declined from 132,596 to 131,656, a −0.709% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,976 to $35,362, a 1.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Robeson County, NC are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (40%), White (Non-Hispanic) (24.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.6%), Other (Hispanic) (5.74%), and White (Hispanic) (2.43%).

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.

97% 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 (1,417 degrees awarded in 2020) and Robeson Community College (328 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Robeson County, NC was $75,600, and the homeownership rate was 66.3%.

Most people in Robeson County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.7 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.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Robeson County, NC is home to a population of 132k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.21% of Robeson County, NC residents were born outside of the country (5.54k people).

In 2020, there were 1.61 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.6k people) in Robeson County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.7k White (Non-Hispanic) and 31.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2020 Citizenship
96.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97% of Robeson County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Robeson County, NC was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Robeson County, NC
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    52.6k ± 379
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    32.7k ± 102
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    31.1k ± 184
8.88%
Hispanic Population
11.7k people

In 2020, there were 1.61 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.6k people) in Robeson County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.7k White (Non-Hispanic) and 31.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.88% of the people in Robeson County, NC are hispanic (11.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Robeson County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    224,275 ± 11,501 people
  2. India
    74,765 ± 6,689 people
  3. Honduras
    37,815 ± 4,766 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 224,275 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 74,765 and Honduras with 37,815.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.21%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
5.54k people
4.19%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
5.56k people

As of 2020, 4.21% of Robeson County, NC residents (5.54k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Robeson County, NC was 4.19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,314 ± 289
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,357 ± 244
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,144 ± 236

Robeson County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Robeson County, NC employs 48.4k people. The largest industries in Robeson County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,212 people), Manufacturing (8,202 people), and Retail Trade (4,977 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($44,464), Wholesale Trade ($44,297), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,043).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,357. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

48.4k
2020 Value
± 1,391
−0.545%
1 Year decline
± 3.89%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Robeson County, NC declined at a rate of −0.545%, from 48.6k employees to 48.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Robeson County, NC, are Production Occupations (5,530 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,805 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,990 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

48.4k
2020 Value
± 1,391
−0.545%
1 Year decline
± 3.89%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Robeson County, NC declined at a rate of −0.545%, from 48.6k employees to 48.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Robeson County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,212 people), Manufacturing (8,202 people), and Retail Trade (4,977 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

$33,570
Median earning men ± $1,554
$26,386
Median earning women ± $600

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,085), Wholesale Trade ($45,083), and Information ($44,300).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,063), Public Administration ($38,922), and Construction ($32,604).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $885k
    Manufacturing
  2. $487k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $167k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $53.9B
  2. $49B
  3. $48.7B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $53.9B, followed by Machinery ($49B) and Pharmaceuticals ($48.7B).

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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$488B
2020 Value in North Carolina
$926B
Projected 2050 Value in North Carolina
89.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $488B. This is expected to increase 89.6% to $926B by 2050.

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. $35.1B
  2. $27B
  3. $18.5B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $35.1B, followed by Virginia with $27B and Georgia and $18.5B.

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

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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%).

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis 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 13 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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Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis 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 13 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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In 2020, universities in Robeson County, NC awarded 1,745 degrees. The student population of Robeson County, NC in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 3,501 male students and 6,589 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Robeson County, NC are White (683 and 39.6%), followed by Black or African American (496 and 28.7%), American Indian or Alaska Native (329 and 19.1%), and Hispanic or Latino (114 and 6.6%).

The largest universities in Robeson County, NC by number of degrees awarded are University of North Carolina at Pembroke (1,417 and 81.2%) and Robeson Community College (328 and 18.8%).

The most popular majors in Robeson County, NC are General Business Administration & Management (233 and 13.4%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (140 and 8.02%), and Sociology (109 and 6.25%).

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

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In 2020 in Robeson County, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 91.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 10,090 (34.7% men and 65.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 10,090 students enrolled in Robeson County, NC, 34.7% men and 65.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,585 records, of which 63.2% were women and 36.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 133 degree-majors awarded
  2. 109 degree-majors awarded
  3. 106 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Robeson County, NC was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 133 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,417 degrees awarded
  2. 328 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Carolina at Pembroke with 1,417 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 591 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Robeson County, NC, which is 0.512 times less than the 1,154 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 683 degrees mean that there were 1.38 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 496 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 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,456) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.849% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.733% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.14M), Some college (1.89M), and Bachelors Degree (1.54M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Robeson County, NC was $75,600 in 2020, which is 0.329 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $75,600 to $75,600, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in Robeson County, NC is 66.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Robeson County, NC have an average commute time of 24.7 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 $35,362. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Robeson County, NC was Census Tract 9613.01 with a value of $62,292, followed by Census Tract 9607.01 and Census Tract 9609, with respective values of $50,662 and $48,194.

In 2021, 16% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Robeson County, NC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.49%.

Property

$75,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,036
$30,438
Median Property Taxes
±$922

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Robeson County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Robeson County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.3%
Homeownership
2020
62.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 66.3% of the housing units in Robeson County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.6%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Robeson County, NC was Census Tract 9613.01 with a value of $62,292, followed by Census Tract 9607.01 and Census Tract 9609, with respective values of $50,662 and $48,194.

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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$35,362
Median Household Income
± $1,375
45.9k
Number of Households
± 1,252

In 2020, the median household income of the 45.9k households in Robeson County, NC grew to $35,362 from the previous year's value of $34,976.

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
2020 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.472
2019 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2020, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.395% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (86.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.07%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.46%)

In 2020, 86.4% of workers in Robeson County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.07%) and those who worked at home (2.46%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Robeson County, NC have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.71% 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

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 16% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Robeson County, NC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.49%.

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Poverty & Diversity

27.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Robeson County, NC (34.6k out of 128k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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 2021, 48.1% of the children was living in poverty in Robeson County, NC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 461 in Robeson County, NC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 405 per 100,000 population.

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85.8% of the population of Robeson County, NC has health coverage, with 31.3% on employee plans, 30.6% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Robeson County, NC see 2441 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.12% decrease from the previous year (2600 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3628 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 504 patients per year.

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

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,441 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Robeson County, NC

Primary care physicians in Robeson County, NC see an average of 2,441 patients per year. This represents a 6.12% decrease from the previous year (2,600 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 15% over 64 years.

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

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

14.2%
Uninsured
31.3%
Employer Coverage
30.6%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
1.49%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Robeson County, NC grew by 0.802% from 14.1% to 14.2%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 94.5 in Robeson County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 38.7% in Robeson County, NC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 18.5% in Robeson County, NC.

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