Lumberton, North Carolina Population 2024

18,741

Lumberton is a city located in Robeson County North Carolina. Lumberton has a 2024 population of 18,741. It is also the county seat of Robeson County.Lumberton is currently declining at a rate of -0.27% annually and its population has decreased by -1.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,966 in 2020.

The average household income in Lumberton is $61,002 with a poverty rate of 29.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lumberton is 37.2 years, 35.7 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.

Lumberton Demographics

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

  • White: 38.51%
  • Black or African American: 36.59%
  • Native American: 12.93%
  • Other race: 6.92%
  • Two or more races: 3.62%
  • Asian: 1.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
17.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,057.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.19% (-225)
The current population of Lumberton, North Carolina is 18,741 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,966.

Lumberton, North Carolina Population 2024

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Lumberton Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,35538.51%
Black or African American6,98936.59%
Native American2,47012.93%
Other race1,3216.92%
Two or more races6913.62%
Asian2731.43%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lumberton Population by Race

Lumberton Population Pyramid 2024

Lumberton Median Age

37.2

Total

35.7

Male

38.3

Female

Lumberton Adults

There are 14,061 adults, (3,284 of whom are seniors) in Lumberton.

Lumberton Age Dependency

77.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lumberton Sex Ratio

Female9,96452.17%
Male9,13547.83%

Lumberton Population by Age

Lumberton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,9472.5346.853.2
Non Family2,7981.1539.660.4
Married2,0963.3373.526.5
Female1,7183.5429.270.8
Male3353.8229.670.4
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3.36

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

46.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lumberton 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

Lumberton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lumberton 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 98.88%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.45%.

Lumberton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,139

Average Earnings

$41,915

Average Male

$31,384

Average Female

Lumberton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lumberton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lumberton Language

89.95% of Lumberton residents speak only English, while 10.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.11% of the population.

Lumberton Language

Lumberton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black6,3522,87445.25%
Native2,38197140.78%
White6,45371711.11%
Hispanic1,69445326.74%
Other1,23241333.52%
Multiple67612919.08%
Asian259145.41%
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29.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.07%

Male Poverty Rate

32.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lumberton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lumberton is Black, with 45.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lumberton is Asian, with 5.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.28%.

Lumberton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.13%
High School34.7%
Some College16.36%
Bachelors or Greater9.11%
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Lumberton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed33.08%
Male Unemployed32.43%
Female Employed17.88%
Male Employed7.47%
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Lumberton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lumberton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lumberton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

31.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.5%

Male Marriage Rate

29.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Lumberton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lumberton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lumberton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lumberton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

978

Number of Veterans

778

Male Veterans

200

Female Veterans

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Lumberton Veterans by War

count

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Lumberton Veterans by Age

count

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Lumberton Veterans by Race

Lumberton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lumberton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.5%

Labor Force Participation

46%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Lumberton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lumberton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lumberton 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

73.77%

Born in Lumberton

92.82%

Native Born

7.18%

Foreign Born

5.17%

Non Citizen

2.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.82% of Lumberton residents were born in the United States, with 73.77% having been born in North Carolina. 5.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lumberton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,491-50-0.27%
202818,541-50-0.27%
202718,591-50-0.27%
202618,641-50-0.27%
202518,691-50-0.27%
202418,741-50-0.27%
202318,791-50-0.27%
202218,841-50-0.26%
202118,891-75-0.4%
202018,966-1,540-7.51%
201920,506-280-1.35%
201820,786-203-0.97%
201720,989-195-0.92%
201621,184-198-0.93%
201521,382-164-0.76%
201421,546-16-0.07%
201321,562-86-0.4%
201221,64810%
201121,647630.29%
201021,5847893.79%
200020,7952,19411.8%
199018,6013601.97%
198018,2411,2807.55%
197016,9611,65610.82%
196015,3056,11966.61%
19509,1863,38358.3%
19405,8031,66340.17%
19304,1401,44953.85%
19202,6912,091348.5%
1900600
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Lumberton Population by Year