Laurinburg, North Carolina

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Laurinburg is a mid-sized city in Scotland County, North Carolina, United States. It is the county seat of Scotland County.[3] Located in southern North Carolina near the South Carolina state border, Laurinburg is southwest of Fayetteville and is home to St. Andrews Presbyterian College. The Laurinburg Institute, a historically African-American school, is also located in Laurinburg.



Laurinburg is located at 34°45′53″N 79°28′13″W / 34.76472°N 79.47028°W / 34.76472; -79.47028 (34.764663, -79.470146).[4]

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 census[1] of 2000, there were 15,874 people, 6,136 households, and 4,221 families residing in the city. The population density was 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.

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