Lumberton, NC
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Lumberton is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 21,667 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Lumberton is the 41st largest community in North Carolina.

Lumberton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lumberton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lumberton who work in office and administrative support (11.41%), sales jobs (10.66%), and healthcare (7.33%).

The percentage of adults in Lumberton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.28% of the adults in Lumberton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lumberton in 2010 was $18,044, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,176 for a family of four. However, Lumberton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Lumberton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.95% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Lumberton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lumberton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lumberton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lumberton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lumberton include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Palestinian.

The most common language spoken in Lumberton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.