Robeson County, North Carolina Population 2021

Robeson County, North Carolina's estimated population is 128,107 with a growth rate of -0.97% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Robeson County, North Carolina is the 25th largest county inNorth Carolina. The 2010 Population was 134,493 and has seen a growth of -4.75% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021128,107-1,259-0.97%
2020129,366-1,259-0.96%
2019130,625-1,259-0.95%
2018131,884-742-0.56%
2017132,626-757-0.57%
2016133,383-1,077-0.80%
2015134,460-471-0.35%
2014134,931-205-0.15%
2013135,136-326-0.24%
2012135,4622790.21%
2011135,1836900.51%
2010134,49329,31427.87%
1990105,1793,5693.51%
1980101,61016,76819.76%
197084,842-4,260-4.78%
196089,1021,3331.52%
195087,76910,90914.19%
194076,86010,34815.56%
193066,51211,83821.65%
192054,6742,7295.25%
191051,94511,57428.67%
190040,3718,88828.23%
189031,4837,60331.84%
188023,8807,61846.85%
187016,2627734.99%
186015,4892,66320.76%
185012,8262,45623.68%
184010,3709379.93%
18309,4331,22914.98%
18208,2046768.98%
18107,52868910.07%
18006,8391,51328.41%
17905,3260.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.97% (-1,259)
County Website
Founded
1787
County Seat
2010 Population
134,493
Growth Since 2010
-4.75% (-6,386)
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Robeson County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native52,86339.87%
White37,09627.98%
Black or African American31,58523.82%
Some Other Race7,4515.62%
Two or More Races2,7692.09%
Asian7980.60%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander340.03%
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Robeson County, North Carolina Population by Race

Robeson County, North Carolina Population Pyramid $2021

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Robeson County, North Carolina Median Age

36.6


Total

34.8


Male

38.2


Female

Robeson County, North Carolina Adults

There are 99,191 adults, (19,512 of whom are seniors) in Robeson County, North Carolina.

Robeson County, North Carolina Age Dependency

66.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Robeson County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

68,601

51.74%

Male

63,995

48.26%

Robeson County, North Carolina Population by Age

Robeson County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Robeson County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female51.8%48.2%
Non Family56.1%43.9%
Male58.7%41.3%
All65.6%34.4%
Married81.5%18.5%

65.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Robeson County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All45,9272.8165.6
Married18,4833.4381.5
Non Family15,2191.1856.1
Female9,3123.8851.8
Male2,913458.7

3.5

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

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Robeson County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,7517.89%
9th to 12th Grade12,63314.77%
High School Graduate28,60733.44%
Some College17,84220.86%
Associates Degree7,9979.35%
Bachelors Degree7,9899.34%
Graduate Degree3,7304.36%
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Robeson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Robeson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American34,01325,5744,456
White25,19121,5454,651
Black20,06715,9121,942
Hispanic4,7861,757193
Other Race2,974993106
2+ Races1,172989213
Asian490457235
Islander342222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 93.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 64.71%.

Robeson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,677$33,966$26,653
Less Than 9th Grade$23,828$26,649$16,210
High School Graduate$27,613$32,030$22,970
Some College$29,483$36,722$25,921
Bachelors Degree$40,940$47,500$37,184
Graduate Degree$52,312$70,291$47,359

$30,677

Average Earnings

$33,966

Average Male

$26,653

Average Female

Robeson County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Robeson County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Robeson County, North Carolina Language

92.10% of Robeson County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.87% of the population.

Robeson County, North Carolina Language

Robeson County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native52,62314,59027.73%
Black29,86510,03633.60%
White31,8965,51517.29%
Hispanic11,5374,90042.47%
Other7,2783,12342.91%
Multiple2,74852118.96%
Asian76615420.10%

27.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.20%

Male Poverty Rate

29.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Robeson County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Robeson County, North Carolina is Other, with 42.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Robeson County, North Carolina is White, with 17.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.64%.

Robeson County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.30%
High School24.07%
Some College17.47%
Bachelors or Greater5.98%

Robeson County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed44.27%
Male Unemployed37.17%
Female Employed14.07%
Male Employed8.71%

Robeson County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Robeson County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,976$49,701
Families$44,100$58,751
Married Families$60,590$73,288
Non Families$18,454$28,254
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Income by Household Type

Robeson County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.9%

Male Marriage Rate

37.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Robeson County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Robeson County, North Carolina 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.

Robeson County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Robeson County, North Carolina Marital Status

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6,792

Number of Veterans

5,994

Male Veterans

798

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,514
First Gulf War1,675
Second Gulf War1,171
Korea259
World War II143

Robeson County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,999
65 to 741,906
55 to 641,416
75+1,061
18 to 34410

Robeson County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6758.92%
Native American2,0245.14%
Black1,8417.66%
2+ Races18513.06%
Hispanic1632.73%
Other Race371.01%
Islander2264.71%
Asian81.41%

Robeson County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Robeson County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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12.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Robeson County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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50.6%

Labor Force Participation

47.1%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Robeson County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Robeson County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Robeson County, North Carolina Employment by Education

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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81.27%

Born in Robeson County, North Carolina

95.81%

Native Born

4.19%

Foreign Born

3.08%

Non Citizen

1.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.81% of Robeson County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 81.27% having been born in North Carolina. 3.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Robeson County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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