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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+
Erwin is a town in North Carolina with a population of 4,956. Erwin is in Harnett County. Living in Erwin offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Erwin and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$90,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$790
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Erwin Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    97.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    38.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    58.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    777
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,282.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Erwin

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,076
National
$55,322
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Erwin Reviews

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So far my experience with Erwin is what I expected. Not a very big town/city , it's quiet, friendly neighborhoods, etc. Some people in Erwin aren't that friendly, it just seems that they have a nasty attitude towards people when you talk to them. I like that Erwin is quiet, there is not much crime that goes on around Erwin, and it's peaceful. I think the public school systems are very good because we have the same privileges as the big cities and Erwin is just a little town. I would like to see Erwin change by building more subdivisions around the area so there can be more options for people to live, and if they want to live somewhere more quiet and peaceful. Other than that I think Erwin is a pretty good town/city to live in.
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I was born and raised in this town. It is peaceful, but there is not enough to do around here. Unfortunately, you have to drive far to get somewhere to do something.
I grew up in Erwin and found that there isn't much to do there. Most of the residence turn to drugs, whether that be because of lack of entertainment or lack of mental health services. It's quite dreary place. I wouldn't recommend anyone live there unless they're looking for cheap housing, willing to commute, and don't have kids that would be enrolled in the public school system.