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Time Zone: Robeson County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Lumberton is the Seat for Robeson County.

Robeson County was founded in 1787 and was created by taking area from BladenCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Robeson had a population of 129,559 people. This is an increase of 5.04% since the last Census (which gave a population of 123,339 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Robeson represented 1.53% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 19th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010134,168+8.78%+3.56% since 2009
2009129,559+5.04%+0.67% since 2008
2008128,696+4.34%+0.72% since 2007
2000123,339The Last Census

More information can be found on the Robeson County Census Page for Robeson County.


Below are some of the communities located in Robeson County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Robeson County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Lumberton   21,92420,7955.43% increase  
Red Springs   3,4993,4930.17% increase  
Pembroke   2,7492,39914.59% increase  
Maxton   2,7242,5516.78% increase  
Fairmont   2,6222,6040.69% increase  

Websites for Robeson County

Official Website:   www.co.robeson.nc.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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