Skip to Main Content
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Lumberton is a town in North Carolina with a population of 21,366. Lumberton is in Robeson County. Living in Lumberton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lumberton there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Lumberton and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$663
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Lumberton
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Lumberton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,139.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    41.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    608.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    4,243
    500.1
  • Theft
    8,841
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    742.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Lumberton

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,054
National
$55,322
Places like Lumberton
More

Lumberton Reviews

66 reviews
All Categories
LUMBERTON IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE! IT IS A PLACE WHERE SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY STILL EXIST. LUMBERTON HAS BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS. THERE AREN'T ANY NIGHT CLUBS IN LUMBERTON, HOWEVER IT DOES HAVE A FEW BARS. IF YOU AREN'T INTO CLUBS AND BARS YOU CAN ALWAYS HANG OUT AT THE WAL-MART. THERE ARE BEAUTIFUL HOMES WEATHER YOU WANT AN APARTMENT, SINGLE WIDE TRAILER, OR TWO STORY HOME LUMBERTON HAS IT ALL. LUMBERTON DOES HAVE TWO DIFFERENT GYMS AND QUIET A FEW PUBLIC PARKS. RESTURANTS AREN'T AT A SHORTAGE FAST FOOD IS ALWAYS BOOMING. TRAFFIC ISN'T BAD AT ALL, PEOPLE HERE ACTUALLY KNOW HOW TO DRIVE MOST OF THE TIME. LUMBERTON IS A DIVERSE COMMUNITY IT IS KNOWN AS THE POOREST PLACE IN NORTH CAROLINA, HOWEVER THE PEOPLE ARE FRIENDLY, MULTI-CULTURAL, AND DOWN TO EARTH.
Start Your Review of Lumberton
Rate It!
I currently reside in Lumberton, NC. I have lived in the small town for 15+ years which is a long time! I love my city but I would love to see some MAJOR changes. It is a nice place to live but there are no job opportunities whatsoever. Getting a job is almost impossible. To acquire a great job, you would have to search outside of Lumberton. I would love to see more schools built and remodeled as well as more job opportunities so that the residents of Lumberton, NC would no longer have to struggle in everyday life.
I'm a former resident of Lumberton, North Carolina. Throughout my entire childhood, I lived a happy life in that town. I enjoyed going to schools, restaurants, and the theatre. The theatre was my favorite place to go, during the weekends, because I enjoy my favorites on the big screen. So, one of my go-to places were the fast-food joints in Lumberton. Therefore, I enjoyed Outback, Waffle's House, Zaxbys, Wendy's, and Ruby Tuesday. It was delicious, and I wished to go back. And the schools are okay to me, but if people want to find out than come to Lumberton. It is a great spot to unwind, chill, and live.