Orrum, North Carolina

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Orrum is a town in Robeson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 79 at the 2000 census.


Orrum is located at 34°27′54″N 79°0′36″W / 34.465°N 79.01°W / 34.465; -79.01 (34.465018, -79.010073).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 79 people, 32 households, and 20 families residing in the town. The population density was 140.0 people per square mile (54.5/km²). There were 36 housing units at an average density of 63.8/sq mi (24.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.75% White, 15.19% African American, 2.53% Native American and 2.53% Pacific Islander.

There were 32 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 34.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,417, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $13,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,095. There were 22.2% of families and 17.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 35.7% of those over 64.



Fairmont | Lumber Bridge | Marietta | Maxton‡ | McDonald | Orrum | Parkton | Pembroke | Proctorville | Raynham | Red Springs‡ | Rennert | Rowland | St. Pauls

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