Introduction to Lumberton, North Carolina

Lumberton, North Carolina, in Robeson county, is 30 miles S of Fayetteville, North Carolina and 82 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina. There are 20,795 residents in the city.

Lumberton History

Lumberton was founded in 1787 and became the county seat of the newly formed Robeson County. General John Willis, one of the two American Revolutionary War heroes who founded Robeson County, originally donated the land that became Lumberton. The city was named after the Lumber River. It was incorporated in 1859.

Lumberton and nearby Attractions

  • Robeson County Showcase Museum
  • Robeson Planetarium & Science Center
  • Exploration Station
  • Lumber River State Park
  • Museum of the Native American Resource Center
  • Little Pee Dee State Park

Things To Do In Lumberton

Lumberton is home to the Exploration Station Museum. The Robeson County Showcase Museum and the Museum of the Native American Resource Center are nearby as well. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Lumberton Golf Club. The Lumber River Shopping Center is a popular local shopping destination. The Luther Britt Park, which has two huge lakes, offers facilities for fishing and swimming. The city also celebrates the Rumba on the Lumber Festival and the Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair every year.

Lumberton Transportation

Fayetteville Regional is the closest major airport.

Lumberton Higher Education

Robeson Community College is located in the city of Lumberton. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Fayetteville State University and Coastal Carolina University are also close by.


Total Population 21,721
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 7,208
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 35.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.2%
Median Earnings25+ $26,420
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,221
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,811


Median Family Income $37,682
% Above Poverty Level 65.2%
% Below Poverty Level 34.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 30.3%
Median Gross Rent $649
Median House Value $102,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40%
US/American 0%
English 5.4%
Irish 2.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lumberton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles S of Fayetteville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Robeson
Standard Zip Codes 28358, 28360
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28359
Phone Area Codes 910
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.618
Longitude -79.008

Lumberton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.4 inches
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 48.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Biggs Park (28358)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bladenboro 1,875 $27,174
Dublin 411 $30,625
Fairmont 2,684 $30,245
Pembroke 3,002 $16,250
Proctorville 176 $48,750
St. Pauls 2,223 $32,279

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lumberton Public Libraries

Robeson County Public Library
Lumberton, North Carolina
(910) 738-4859

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Lumberton Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
300 W 27 ST PO BOX 1408
(910) 671-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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