Robeson County, North Carolina Population 2020

Robeson County, North Carolina's estimated population is 130,313 with a growth rate of -0.58% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Robeson County, North Carolina is the 24th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020130,313-759-0.58%
2019131,072-759-0.58%
2018131,831-759-0.57%
2017132,590-794-0.60%
2016133,384-1,077-0.80%
2015134,461-484-0.36%
2014134,945-195-0.14%
2013135,140-320-0.24%
2012135,4602840.21%
2011135,1766800.51%
2010134,49629,31727.87%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.58%
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Founded
1787
County Seat

Robeson County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native52,63039.44%
White38,13728.58%
Black or African American32,09224.05%
Some Other Race6,7485.06%
Two or More Races2,9842.24%
Asian8310.62%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.01%

Robeson County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Robeson County, North Carolina Median Age

36.4


Total

34.6


Male

38.2


Female

Robeson County, North Carolina Adults

There are 99,539 adults, (18,955 of whom are seniors) in Robeson County, North Carolina.

Robeson County, North Carolina Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Robeson County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

69,077

51.77%

Male

64,365

48.23%

Robeson County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Robeson County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.2%18.8%
All65%35%
Male61%39%
Non Family54.7%45.3%
Female50.6%49.4%

65.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All45,9692.8365
Married18,6323.4481.2
Non Family14,9171.1954.7
Female9,5803.8550.6
Male2,8403.9661

3.5

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Robeson County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,1058.29%
9th to 12th Grade12,54214.64%
High School Graduate29,09233.96%
Some College17,81020.79%
Associates Degree7,7899.09%
Bachelors Degree7,7729.07%
Graduate Degree3,5484.14%

Robeson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Native American33,58024,9114,361
White25,56222,0764,596
Black20,12115,8791,762
Hispanic4,8161,797198
Other Race2,80888498
Multiple Races1,255976169
Asian505450228
Islander201010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 89.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 50.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,714$33,020$25,768
Less Than High School$22,338$24,264$16,745
High School Grad$26,570$31,232$21,664
Some College$29,515$36,773$25,493
Bachelors Degree$38,866$44,746$35,645
Graduate Degree$49,207$60,000$45,147

$29,714

Average Earnings

$33,020

Average Male

$25,768

Average Female

Robeson County, North Carolina Language

Robeson County, North Carolina Language by Age

Robeson County, North Carolina Language

92.18% of Robeson County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.81% of the population.

Robeson County, North Carolina Poverty

Robeson County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native52,38414,62527.92%
Black30,42110,69235.15%
White32,5975,58917.15%
Hispanic11,3454,75041.87%
Other6,5952,77642.09%
Multiple2,93070323.99%
Asian80620925.93%

28.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.29%

Male Poverty Rate

29.80%

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 42.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Robeson County, North Carolina is White, with 17.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.18%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.42%
High School23.97%
Some College17.72%
Bachelors or Greater5.74%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.23%
Male Unemployed41.81%
Female Employed14.34%
Male Employed8.95%

Robeson County, North Carolina Income

Robeson County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,679$47,980
Families$41,334$55,385
Married Families$56,886$69,029
Non Families$18,584$29,234

Robeson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Robeson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.3%

Male Marriage Rate

37.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Robeson County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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

Robeson County, North Carolina Veterans

6,775

Number of Veterans

5,929

Male Veterans

846

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,477
First Gulf War1,581
Second Gulf War1,086
Korea340
World War II161
Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,949
65 to 741,791
55 to 641,528
75+1,046
18 to 34461
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7088.81%
Indian1,9895.10%
Black1,8277.57%
2 or More16710.48%
Hispanic1532.58%
Other541.61%
Asian203.36%
Hawaiian1050.00%

$Robeson County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

12.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Robeson County, North Carolina Employment Status

50.4%

Labor Force Participation

46.2%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Robeson County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

80.90%

Born in North Carolina

95.77%

Native Born

4.23%

Foreign Born

3.23%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.77% of Robeson County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 80.90% having been born in North Carolina. 3.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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