Lumberton, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lumberton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Lumberton had a population of 21,703 as of July 1, 2016. Lumberton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lumberton is located at latitude 34.6307 and longitude -79.0176 in Robeson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lumberton (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Robeson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 128 feet.

The City of Lumberton (GNIS ID: 2404974) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lumberton is located within Township of Lumberton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Robeson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lumberton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lumberton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,703
Population in Households 20,012
Population in Familes 15,893
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,691
Population Density1 1,213
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 8,112
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 5,185
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,886 (42.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,226 (46.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,034 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $104,828
Average Home Value $139,642


Median Household Income $32,415
Average Household Income $51,139
Per Capita Income $20,669
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.09%
Households 0.05% 0.1%
Families 0.12% 0.02%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lumberton, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lumberton to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 43 94th
Population Density1 # 159 79th
Diversity Index2 # 48 94th
Median Household Income # 583 21st
Per Capita Income # 432 42nd

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