Laurinburg, North Carolina Population 2024

14,836

Laurinburg is a city located in Scotland County North Carolina. Laurinburg has a 2024 population of 14,836. It is also the county seat of Scotland County.Laurinburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually and its population has decreased by -0.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,951 in 2020.

The average household income in Laurinburg is $62,074 with a poverty rate of 33.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Laurinburg is 38.1 years, 35.8 years for males, and 39.2 years for females.

Laurinburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Laurinburg was:

  • Black or African American: 48.93%
  • White: 34.89%
  • Native American: 7.05%
  • Two or more races: 5.97%
  • Other race: 2.38%
  • Asian: 0.77%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
12.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,184.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.77% (-115)
The current population of Laurinburg, North Carolina is 14,836 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 14,951.

Laurinburg, North Carolina Population 2024

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Laurinburg Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American7,32648.93%
White5,22334.89%
Native American1,0567.05%
Two or more races8945.97%
Other race3562.38%
Asian1160.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

White

Native American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Laurinburg Population by Race

Laurinburg Population Pyramid 2024

Laurinburg Median Age

38.1

Total

35.8

Male

39.2

Female

Laurinburg Adults

There are 11,164 adults, (2,703 of whom are seniors) in Laurinburg.

Laurinburg Age Dependency

76.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurinburg Sex Ratio

Female7,79652.07%
Male7,17547.93%

Laurinburg Population by Age

Laurinburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,2372.6945.754.3
Non Family2,0951.3233.966.1
Married1,7273.2273.926.1
Female1,1434.2528.371.7
Male2723.3830.969.1
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3.47

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

45.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Laurinburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Laurinburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Laurinburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.73%.

Laurinburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,662

Average Earnings

$38,902

Average Male

$27,657

Average Female

Laurinburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Laurinburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Laurinburg Language

95.07% of Laurinburg residents speak only English, while 4.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.07% of the population.

Laurinburg Language

Laurinburg Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black7,0303,35447.71%
White4,69350010.65%
Multiple82637345.16%
Hispanic61534956.75%
Other30227992.38%
Native1,03424823.98%
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33.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.36%

Male Poverty Rate

36.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurinburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurinburg is Other, with 92.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurinburg is White, with 10.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.8%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.12%.

Laurinburg Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.27%
High School29.32%
Some College21.07%
Bachelors or Greater4.71%
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Laurinburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed67.54%
Male Unemployed59.94%
Female Employed22.7%
Male Employed11.7%
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Laurinburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Laurinburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Laurinburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.2%

Male Marriage Rate

31.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Laurinburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Laurinburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Laurinburg Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Laurinburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

521

Number of Veterans

493

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

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Laurinburg Veterans by War

count

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Laurinburg Veterans by Age

count

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Laurinburg Veterans by Race

Laurinburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurinburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.7%

Labor Force Participation

45.9%

Employment Rate

11.2%

Unemployment Rate

Laurinburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Laurinburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Laurinburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.34%

Born in Laurinburg

96.71%

Native Born

3.29%

Foreign Born

2%

Non Citizen

1.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.71% of Laurinburg residents were born in the United States, with 71.34% having been born in North Carolina. 2% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Laurinburg Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202914,656-36-0.25%
202814,692-36-0.24%
202714,728-36-0.24%
202614,764-36-0.24%
202514,800-36-0.24%
202414,836-36-0.24%
202314,872-36-0.24%
202214,908-36-0.24%
202114,944-7-0.05%
202014,951-9-0.06%
201914,960-21-0.14%
201814,981-227-1.49%
201715,208-99-0.65%
201615,307620.41%
201515,245-169-1.1%
201415,414-200-1.28%
201315,614-29-0.19%
201215,643-164-1.04%
201115,807-108-0.68%
201015,915410.26%
200015,8744,23136.34%
199011,6431631.42%
198011,4802,62129.59%
19708,8596177.49%
19608,2421,10815.53%
19507,1341,44925.49%
19405,6852,37371.65%
19303,31266925.31%
19202,643
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Laurinburg Population by Year