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Overview

Introduction to Laurinburg, North Carolina

Laurinburg, North Carolina, in Scotland county, is 38 miles SW of Fayetteville, North Carolina (center to center) and 83 miles SW of Raleigh, North Carolina.About 15,874 people live in Laurinburg.

Laurinburg History

The present day city of Laurinburg was first settled in 1785. It was named after the McLaurin family, the area's prominent settlers. Originally, it was spelled Laurinburgh but, eventually, the letter h was dropped from the name. The area's first private school was established in 1852 and was known as Laurinburgh High School. The Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherfordton Railroad first entered the city in 1861. Laurinburg was incorporated in 1877 and became the county seat, of the newly formed Scotland County, in 1899.

Laurinburg and nearby Attractions

  • Historic John Blue House and Cotton Gin
  • Scottish Heritage Center
  • Indian Museum of the Carolinas
  • Raeford Hoke Museum
  • Marlboro County Historical Museum
  • Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

Things To Do In Laurinburg

Laurinburg is home to the Indian Museum of the Carolinas. You can also visit the Historic John Blue House and Cotton Gin and Marlboro County Historical Museum. The Ellicott Rock Wilderness, which is only few minutes from the city, offers facilities for camping, hiking, and fishing. You can enjoy shopping at the Westwood Shopping Center. The Cheraw State Recreation Area and Lumber River State Park are also worth visiting.

Laurinburg Transportation

Air transportation is available from Moore County Airport.

Laurinburg Higher Education

St Andrews Presbyterian College is the local college. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Francis Marion University, Fayetteville Technical Community College, and several other colleges and universities also offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 17,802
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 4.1%
Employed Population 16+ 7,494
Age of the Population 21

Families

% of people married 10.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 48.1%
Median Earnings25+ $27,305
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $7,423
Median Earnings With High School Degree $12,786

Wealth

Median Family Income $75,644
% Above Poverty Level 37.5%
% Below Poverty Level 62.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 20.4%
% Using Public Transportation 5%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.9%
Median Gross Rent $828
Median House Value $275,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.6%
US/American 0%
English 14.8%
Irish 16.3%

Boone Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles E of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Watauga
Standard Zip Codes 28607
Company Zip Codes 28608
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.216
Longitude -81.674

Boone Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BOONE 1 SE
Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 76 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 51 F
Jul Temp 57 to 69 F
Oct Temp 40 to 54 F
Annual Precip 62.7 inches
Station TRANSOU
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 63 F
Annual Precip 56.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Boone, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Adams (28607)

Deerfield (28607)

Grandview Heights (28607)

Hillcrest (28607)

Hodges Gap (28607)

Laxon (28607)

Meat Camp (28607)

Perkinsville (28607)

Rutherwood (28607)

Sands (28607)

Shulls Mills (28607)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Banner Elk 1,078 $85,972
Beech Mountain 561 $75,625
Blowing Rock 1,175 $68,125
Newland 725 $54,271
Seven Devils 228 $79,063
West Jefferson 1,508 $28,558

Boone Hospitals

WATAUGA MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
PO BOX 2600
(828) 262-4100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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