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Robeson County, NC


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2000 Census Data Summary: Robeson County

Population, 2000 123,339
Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 17.3%
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2000 8.0%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 29.0%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 10.0%
White persons, percent, 2000 (a) 32.8%
Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 (a) 25.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a) 38.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (a) 0.1%
Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 (a) 2.3%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 1.4%
Female persons, percent, 2000 51.4%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b) 4.9%
White persons, not of Hispanic/Latino origin, percent, 2000 30.8%
High school graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990 35,092
College graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990 6.757
Housing units, 2000 47,779
Homeownership rate, 2000 72.8%
Households, 2000 43,677
Persons per household, 2000 2.75
Households with persons under 18, percent, 2000 43.8%
Median household money income, 1997 model-based estimate $25,518
Persons below poverty, percent, 1997 model-based estimate 22.8%
Children below poverty, percent, 1997 model-based estimate 28.8%


Links to county websites:


Selected Community and Environmental NGOs with Websites:

Robeson County Church & Community Center
(http://nccumc.org/robesoncounty/)


Lumbee Regional Development Org
(http://www.lumbee.org/)


County Offices:

County Website
(http://www.co.robeson.nc.us/)

Economic Development Commission
(http://www.robesoncountyoed.org/)


Municipalities/Townships:

Red Springs
(http://www.redsprings.org/)

Pembroke
(http://www.pembrokenc.com/)

Lumberton
(http://www.ci.lumberton.nc.us/)

Fairmont
(http://www.fairmontnc.com/)

Maxton
(http://www.bbtyner.com/maxton/)


Agencies:

Division of Forest Resources
(http://www.dfr.state.nc.us/)

Cooperative Extension Service
(http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/robeson/)

Natural Resource Conservation Service
(
http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app)

Farm Service Agency
(http://www.Natural Resources Conservation Service.usda.gov/NC/robesons.htm)


Others:

Lumber River Council of Governments
(http://www.lrcog.dst.nc.us/)

Please send suggestions of other websites to link to this page to: erin_sills@ncsu.edu

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List of tables, graphs, and maps:

Economy:


Agriculture:

  • Agricultural Census data
    Table showing total number of farms and acreage, and number of farms with land in different uses.
  • Agricultural crops
    Table of crops planted on greatest acreage in the county over the past 30 years.
  • Number and acreage of farms
    Table showing number of farms, total acres in farms, and average acres per farm.
  • Federal funds
    Table of funding amounts for natural resource programs in the county over the past 5 years.


Forestry:

Water Quality

  • Water quality
    Map of sub-basins in the county and table of available data on water quality in those sub-basins.


Maps of Limited Resource Areas:

  • Income
    Map showing areas of the county with median income below the state average.
  • Poverty rates
    Map showing areas of the county with above-average poverty rates.
  • Education
    Map showing areas of the county with below-average highschool graduation rates.
  • Race
    Map showing areas of the county with above average minority population.

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