A town located in North Carolina, Laurinburg has a population of slightly more than 15,000. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (17%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young professionals appear in smaller numbers. With an average age of just under 39, the city's population is younger than most cities in North Carolina. Residents are fairly evenly split between renting (51%) and owning (49%) their home, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $271 a month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Laurinburg will save around $3,300 compared to the state average.
Laurinburg has a relatively high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (21%) compared to the North Carolina average. In addition, 8% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Laurinburg residents work in one of two industries: manufacturing and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 11% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 6% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. Laurinburg workers bring in an average annual income of just over $42K, about $25,000 less than the state average. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.
With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Laurinburg residents have found that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a vehicle is the typical means of commuting to work, opted for by 30% of workers, while public transit isn't widely used. Few residents commute to work on foot.
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