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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, who were the prominent settlers of the area. 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. 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 Population15,601
Male Share of the Population44.7%
Female Share of the Population55.3%
Senior Citizens16.7%
Employed Population 16+4,855
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married36.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.2%
Median Earnings25+$28,268
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,093
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,141

Wealth

Median Family Income$34,918
% Above Poverty Level63.4%
% Below Poverty Level36.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone32.4%
Median Gross Rent$594
Median House Value$98,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)63.1%
English4.8%
Irish3.1%
Scottish2.7%
Italian1%
French Except Basque0.5%
Polish0.5%
African0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Arab0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
German0.1%
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Laurinburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Scotland County
Standard Zip Codes28352
P.O. Box Zip Codes28353
Phone Area Codes910
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.76
Approximate Longitude-79.47

Laurinburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLAURINBURG
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip48.1 inches
StationHAMLET
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp28 to 53 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationCHERAW
Distance24.4 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Laurinburg327$28,750
Gibson537$30,982
Hamlet6,500$40,016
Maxton2,676$27,768
Red Springs3,456$29,848
Wagram798$42,708

Laurinburg Public Libraries

Scotland County Memorial Library
312 W CHURCH ST
Laurinburg, North Carolina
(910) 276-0577

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Laurinburg Hospitals

Scotland Memorial Hospital And Edwin Morgan Center
(Proprietary)
500 Lauchwood Drive
(910) 291-7000

Laurinburg Public Schools

Covington Street Elementary
615 W Covington St
ZIP: 28352
(910) 277-4312
Primary
Total Enrollment 317
I E Johnson Elementary
815 Mcgirts Bridge Road
ZIP: 28352
(910) 277-4308
Primary
Total Enrollment 386
North Laurinburg Elementary
831 N Gill St
ZIP: 28352
(910) 277-4336
Primary
Total Enrollment 275
Scotland Early College High
1700 Dogwood Mile
ZIP: 28352
(910) 277-3951
High
Total Enrollment 217
Scotland High School
1000 West Church Street
ZIP: 28352
(910) 266-4100
High
Total Enrollment 1581
Shaw Academy
18700 Old Wire Road
ZIP: 28352
(910) 276-0611
Other
Total Enrollment 68
South Scotland Elementary
17200 Barnes Bridge Rd
ZIP: 28352
(910) 277-4356
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Spring Hill Middle
22801 Airbase Road
ZIP: 28352
(910) 369-0590
Middle
Total Enrollment 417
Sycamore Lane Middle
2100 Sycamore Ln
ZIP: 28352
(910) 277-4350
Middle
Total Enrollment 485
Washington Park Elementary
1225 S Caledonia Rd
ZIP: 28352
(910) 277-4364
Primary
Total Enrollment 380

Laurinburg Private Schools

Christ The Cornerstone Academy
10401 Mccoll Rd
ZIP: 28352
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
Laurinburg Normal & Industrial Institute
125 Mcgirts Bridge Rd
ZIP: 28352
Secondary
Total Enrollment 13
Scotland Christian Academy
10300 Mccoll Rd
ZIP: 28352
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 238
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