Laurinburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 15,507 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Laurinburg is the 55th largest community in North Carolina.
Laurinburg is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Laurinburg is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Laurinburg who work in teaching (12.58%), office and administrative support (12.33%), and sales jobs (11.60%).
The percentage of adults in Laurinburg who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.84% of the adults in Laurinburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Laurinburg in 2010 was $16,334, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,336 for a family of four. However, Laurinburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Laurinburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.32% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Laurinburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Laurinburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Laurinburg residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Laurinburg include German, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Laurinburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.