Laurinburg, North Carolina Population 2020

14,821
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Laurinburg is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 14,821, it is the 66th largest city in North Carolina and the 2321st largest city in the United States. Laurinburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.71% annually and its population has decreased by -7.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,962 in 2010. Laurinburg reached it's highest population of 15,904 in 2010. Spanning over 13 miles, Laurinburg has a population density of 1,183 people per square mile.

The average household income in Laurinburg is $44,094 with a poverty rate of 33.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $674 per month, and the median house value is $102,400. The median age in Laurinburg is 37.1 years, 35.7 years for males, and 38.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 82.3 males.

Laurinburg Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 48.95%
  • White: 39.42%
  • Native American: 7.09%
  • Other race: 1.77%
  • Asian: 1.42%
  • Two or more races: 1.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Laurinburg, North Carolina is 14,821, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,033.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,962.

Laurinburg, North Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202034,086-362-1.06%
201934,448-362-1.05%
201834,810-362-1.04%
201735,172-159-0.45%
201635,33110.00%
201535,330-335-0.95%
201435,665-250-0.70%
201335,915-175-0.49%
201236,090-182-0.50%
201136,2722090.58%
201036,0630.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American7,46748.95%
White6,01239.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0827.09%
Some Other Race2701.77%
Asian2161.42%
Two or More Races2061.35%
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Laurinburg Population Pyramid 2020

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Laurinburg Median Age

37.1


Total

35.7


Male

38.5


Female

Laurinburg Adults

There are 11,267 adults, (2,750 of whom are seniors) in Laurinburg.

Laurinburg Age Dependency

79.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurinburg Sex Ratio

Female

8,365

54.84%

Male

6,888

45.16%

Laurinburg Households and Families

Laurinburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Laurinburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.6%25.4%
All45.9%54.1%
Non Family36.4%63.6%
Male35.8%64.2%
Female24.8%75.2%

45.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,9252.4345.9
Non Family2,2111.1636.4
Married1,9343.0974.6
Female1,5123.3424.8
Male2683.0735.8

3.09

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Laurinburg Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6396.60%
9th to 12th Grade1,06410.99%
High School Graduate3,08331.84%
Some College2,09821.67%
Associates Degree8498.77%
Bachelors Degree1,16712.05%
Graduate Degree7828.08%
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Laurinburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black4,3583,494507
White4,2773,7661,258
Native American56637270
Hispanic22615430
Other Race14710430
Multiple Races14011244
Asian1198140

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.05%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.61%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,757$36,464$23,942
Less Than High School$22,784$31,389$17,235
High School Grad$26,651$32,434$20,495
Some College$23,426$32,847$18,895
Bachelors Degree$37,159$41,083$36,053
Graduate Degree$52,300$63,911$46,528

$29,757

Average Earnings

$36,464

Average Male

$23,942

Average Female

Laurinburg Language

Laurinburg Language by Age

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Laurinburg Language

95.63% of Laurinburg residents speak only English, while 4.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.33% of the population.

Laurinburg Poverty

Laurinburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,1063,56150.11%
White5,45486815.91%
Native1,03232031.01%
Hispanic3998120.30%
Other2637428.14%
Multiple1945930.41%

33.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.77%

Male Poverty Rate

36.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurinburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurinburg is Black, with 50.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurinburg is White, with 15.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.20%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.82%
High School33.78%
Some College23.52%
Bachelors or Greater8.24%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed64.98%
Male Unemployed57.89%
Female Employed21.22%
Male Employed7.39%

Laurinburg Income

Laurinburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,388$44,094
Families$39,203$51,841
Married Families$71,667-
Non Families$19,289$29,080
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Laurinburg Marital Status

Laurinburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.0%

Male Marriage Rate

29.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Laurinburg Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Laurinburg Veterans

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979

Number of Veterans

911

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam322
First Gulf War245
Second Gulf War122
Korea87
World War II49
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Age Group Veterans
75+260
55 to 64254
65 to 74217
35 to 54171
18 to 3477
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Name Veterans % of Total
White56211.48%
Black3957.68%
2 or More127.74%
Indian101.35%

Laurinburg Veterans by Education

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2.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurinburg Employment Status

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51%

Labor Force Participation

43.7%

Employment Rate

14.2%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.82%

Born in North Carolina

96.94%

Native Born

3.06%

Foreign Born

1.57%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.94% of Laurinburg residents were born in the United States, with 70.82% having been born in North Carolina. 1.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202014,821-106-0.71%
201914,927-106-0.71%
201815,033-177-1.16%
201715,210-106-0.69%
201615,316710.47%
201515,245-167-1.08%
201415,412-197-1.26%
201315,609-27-0.17%
201215,636-163-1.03%
201115,799-105-0.66%
201015,904300.02%
200015,8744,2313.15%
199011,6431630.14%
198011,4802,6212.63%
19708,8596170.72%
19608,2421,1081.45%
19507,1341,4492.30%
19405,6852,3735.55%
19303,3126692.28%
19202,6430.00%