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Lumberton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

Lumberton is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Lumberton.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Robeson County at latitude 34.6182 and longitude -79.0086. Robeson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 128 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Lumberton (see map) encompass a land area of 17.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles.

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Lumberton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 21,797
Population in Households 20,176
Population in Familes 16,037
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,621
Population Density1 1,218
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 8,212
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 5,262
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,987 (43.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,224 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 962 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $137,473
Average Home Value $171,703


Median Household Income $29,144
Average Household Income $46,321
Per Capita Income $17,614
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.28% 0.22%
Households 0.37% 0.26%
Families 0.53% 0.19%
Median Household Income   3.6%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
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, 2014 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 # 41 95th
Population Density1 # 147 80th
Diversity Index2 # 47 94th
Median Household Income # 629 15th
Per Capita Income # 563 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.