Lumberton, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lumberton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Lumberton had a population of 21,278 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Lumberton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,278
Daytime Population: Workers 22,663
Daytime Population: Residents 13,105
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,768
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.68
Population in Households 19,639
Population in Familes 15,553
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,639
Population Density2 1,189
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $34,000
Average Household Income $53,922
Per Capita Income $21,716


Total Housing Units 9,118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,757 (41.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,206 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,155 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $107,869
Average Home Value $141,773


Total Households 7,963
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 5,072
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.17% -0.03%
Households -0.21% -0.03%
Families -0.2% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

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, 2017 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 Density # 166 78th
Diversity Index # 51 93rd
Median Household Income # 574 22nd
Per Capita Income # 417 44th

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