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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.

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 Population17,966
Male Share of the Population50.9%
Female Share of the Population49.1%
Senior Citizens5.3%
Employed Population 16+6,504
Age of the Population21

Families

% of people married9.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.4%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,760
% Above Poverty Level35.5%
% Below Poverty Level64.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work19.3%
% Using Public Transportation8.4%

Housing

People Living Alone36.8%
Median Gross Rent$823
Median House Value$266,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.8%
US/American0.1%
English15.5%
Irish16.4%

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

Boone Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 38 miles E of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City82 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
CountyWatauga
Standard Zip Codes28607
Company Zip Codes28608
Phone Area Codes828
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude36.216
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)

StationBOONE 1 SE
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp59 to 76 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationGRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp36 to 51 F
Jul Temp57 to 69 F
Oct Temp40 to 54 F
Annual Precip62.7 inches
StationTRANSOU
Distance24.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 41 F
Apr Temp35 to 61 F
Jul Temp56 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 63 F
Annual Precip56.7 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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Banner Elk1,183$82,500
Beech Mountain571$74,479
Blowing Rock1,206$77,935
Newland844$54,375
Seven Devils240$99,688
West Jefferson1,232$38,807

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

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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