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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,493
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens6.5%
Employed Population 16+6,785
Age of the Population21

Families

% of people married11.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.7%
Median Earnings25+$31,298
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,142
Median Earnings With High School Degree$11,167

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,550
% Above Poverty Level41.6%
% Below Poverty Level58.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work19.1%
% Using Public Transportation6.9%

Housing

People Living Alone34.2%
Median Gross Rent$841
Median House Value$268,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.6%
English12.9%
Irish12%
Italian5.7%
Scottish4.1%
French Except Basque3%
Polish2.4%
Norwegian1.2%
Dutch0.9%
Russian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Greek0.5%
Ukrainian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Arab0.2%
Canadian0.2%
African0.2%
Jordanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
German0.1%
Czech0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Boone Almanac

CategoryValue
County Watauga County
Standard Zip Codes28607
Company Zip Codes28608
Phone Area Codes828
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.2
Approximate Longitude-81.66

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Banner Elk1,451$79,167
Beech Mountain551$74,375
Blowing Rock1,152$80,357
Newland942$48,958
Seven Devils258$84,000
West Jefferson1,357$54,722

Boone Hospitals

Watauga Medical Center, Inc.
(Non-profit)
336 Deerfield Road
(828) 262-4100

Boone Public Schools

Green Valley Elementary
189 Big Hill Road
ZIP: 28607
(828) 264-3606
Primary
Total Enrollment 397
Hardin Park Elementary
361 Jefferson Road
ZIP: 28607
(828) 264-8481
Primary
Total Enrollment 805
Parkway Elementary
160 Parkway School Dr
ZIP: 28607
(828) 264-3032
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Two Rivers Community School
1018 Archie Carroll Road
ZIP: 28607
(828) 262-5411
Primary
Total Enrollment 186
Watauga High
300 Go Pioneers Drive
ZIP: 28607
(828) 264-2407
High
Total Enrollment 1365

Boone Private Schools

Mountain Pathways School
453 Howards Creek Rd
ZIP: 28607
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
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