- Laurinburg, North Carolina
official_name = Laurinburg, North Carolina
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Laurinburg, North Carolina
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Scotland
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 32.5
area_land_km2 = 32.1
area_water_km2 = 0.4
area_total_sq_mi = 12.6
area_land_sq_mi = 12.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.2
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 15874
population_density_km2 = 494.3
population_density_sq_mi = 1280.2
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 69
elevation_ft = 226
latd = 34 |latm = 45 |lats = 53 |latNS = N
longd = 79 |longm = 28 |longs = 13 |longEW = W
Laurinburg is a mid-sized city in
Scotland County, North Carolina, United States. It is the county seat of Scotland County.GR|6 Located in southern North Carolinanear the South Carolina state border, Laurinburg is southwest of Fayetteville and is home to St. Andrews Presbyterian College. The Laurinburg Institute, an historically African-American school, is also located in Laurinburg.
Laurinburg is located at coor dms|34|45|53|N|79|28|13|W|city (34.764663, -79.470146).GR|1
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.6 square miles (32.5 km²).12.4 square miles (32.1 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (1.27%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 15,874 people, 6,136 households, and 4,221 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,280.2 people per square mile (494.3/km²). There were 6,603 housing units at an average density of 532.5/sq mi (205.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 50.54% White, 43.06% African American, 4.23% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.
There were 6,136 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 23.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 81.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,064, and the median income for a family was $37,485. Males had a median income of $31,973 versus $25,243 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $16,165. About 19.7% of families and 23.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.5% of those under age 18 and 18.6% of those age 65 or over.
Hilee Taylor- defensive end for the Carolina Panthersof the NFL
Russ Adams- Major League Baseball Toronto Bluejaysinfielder
Brent Butler- former Major League Baseballinfielder
*Denny O'Brien - sports journalist
Terry Sanford- Governor of North Carolina and U.S. Senator
Woody Shaw- Hard-bop (jazz) trumpeter. born in Laurinburg 12/24/44
Mathew MorganLead guitarist of Divided by Friday, going on tour with Joel Dunn on bass.
Joseph Roswell HawleyFour-term US Senator, two-term US Congressman, Governor of ConnecticutUnion Brevet Major General during the American Civil War. Born near Laurinburg October 31, 1826.
Laurinburg has one sister city, as designated by
Sister Cities International:
* [http://www.laurinburg.org/ Official website of Laurinburg, NC]
* [http://www.laurinburgchamber.org/ Laurinburg-Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.laurinburginstitute.org/ Laurinburg Institute]
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