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0.22% decline
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Median Household Income
2.25% growth
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1.35% growth
Median Property Value
1.14% growth

About the photo: A tobacco barn visible from U.S. Route 301 between St. Pauls and Lumberton in Robeson County, North Carolina.


The economy of Robeson County, NC employs 48,047 people. The economy of Robeson County, NC is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Construction, which employ respectively 2.01; 1.69; and 1.39 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Robeson County, NC are Manufacturing (8,373), Healthcare & Social Assistance (7,959), and Retail trade (5,489), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($42,171), Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($36,958), and Transportation & Warehousing ($32,045).

Median household income in Robeson County, NC is $31,298. Males in Robeson County, NC have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,744. The income inequality of Robeson County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Robeson County, NC. In Robeson County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 43 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,758. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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Robeson County, NC is home to a population of 134,576 people, from which 96.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Robeson County, NC is composed of 51,646 Native residents (38.4%), 34,960 White residents (26%), 32,525 Black residents (24.2%), 11,213 Hispanic residents (8.33%), and 2,755 Two+ residents (2.05%). The most common foreign languages in Robeson County, NC are Spanish (8,558 speakers), Arabic (226 speakers), and French (175 speakers), but compared to other places, Robeson County, NC has a relative high number of Other Native North American (95 speakers), Hmong (68 speakers), and Arabic (226 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Robeson County, NC awarded 1,602 degrees. The student population of Robeson County, NC is skewed towards females, with 611 male students and 991 female students. Most students in Robeson County, NC are White (633 and 39.5%), followed by Black or African American (454 and 28.3%), American Indian (364 and 22.7%), and Hispanic or Latino (66 and 4.12%). The largest universities in Robeson County, NC by number of graduates are University of North Carolina at Pembroke (1,145 and 71.5%), Robeson Community College (457 and 28.5%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Robeson County, NC are Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (102 and 6.37%), General Business Administration & Management (96 and 5.99%), and General Health & Physical Education (95 and 5.93%). The median tuition costs in Robeson County, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,531 and $14,475 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Robeson County, NC is $71,000, which is 0.35 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $70,200 to $71,000, a 1.14% increase. The homeownership rate of Robeson County, NC is 64%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Robeson County, NC have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Robeson County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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