Laurinburg, NC Senior Guide

The Laurinburg, NC Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in Laurinburg live. Use this tool to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for Laurinburg with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.

Key Senior Statistics

Use these key statistics to learn more about Laurinburg, NC seniors.

  • 16% of the population of Laurinburg, NC are seniors Source: Census.gov
  • 33% of those seniors living in Laurinburg, NC are living alone Source: Census.gov
  • 14% of Laurinburg senior households have an annual income of less than $10k and 42% less than $20k Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 30% of Laurinburg, NC residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The average Social Security Income in Laurinburg is $15,026/year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The median household income for a Laurinburg senior is $23,145 Source: Census.gov ACS
  • Compared to other states, North Carolina ranks 24th for Long Term Care and 32nd for America's Health Rankings Source: AmericasHealthRankings.org
  • There are 169 working seniors in Laurinburg Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 14% of the seniors in Laurinburg are veterans Source: Census.gov ACS

Population by Age

children (22%) working aged (62%) seniors (16%)

(as of 2010)

In the U.S., around 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 today and everyday for over the next 15 years.

Learn more about the aging population explosion.

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Senior Housing

Use our senior housing data to get a snapshot of the housing characteristics and living arrangements of the aging population in Laurinburg, NC.

Who do Seniors Live with?

There are 826 seniors living alone in Laurinburg. Of these, 76% are female. Source: Census.gov

Seniors Living Alone

Percent Living Alone

Gender of Seniors Living Alone

70% of males 65 and older are married compared with 29% of females.
48% of females are widowed compared with 17% of males. Source: Census.gov

Marital Status

Males

Females

Senior Households: Homeowners vs. Renters

Year Home was Built

Renters

Homeowners

Year Current Resident Moved In

Renters

Homeowners

Percentage with Telephone Service

Overall, 0% of Laurinburg senior households do not have access to phone service.

Renters

Homeowners

Access to a Vehicle

Overall, 19% of Laurinburg senior households do not have access to a vehicle.

Renters

Homeowners

Units in Rental Building

12% of senior renters reside in a large development - one that has 50 or more units.

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Long Term Care Choices

Just 37% of people think they will need long term care, but 69% of people actually will.

Click here for a senior care reality check.

Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care Services in North Carolina

Care TypeNorth Carolina Average CostNational Average Cost
Home Health Care
8 hours per week
$632$693
Adult Day Care
Weekdays only
$1,105$1,492
Assisted Living$3,000$3,600
Homemaker Services
44 hours per week
$3,337$3,721
Home Health Care
44 hours per week
$3,476$3,813
Nursing Home
Semi-Private - double occupancy room for one person
$6,266$6,692
Nursing Home
Private - single occupancy room for one person
$6,844$7,604
Data from Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2015
Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care

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Senior Healthcare Quality

Compare the quality of healthcare in North Carolina with the rest of the country by looking at these state-level quality rankings.

North Carolina Long Term Care Scorecard Rankings

Click here for an expanded view of North Carolina's Long Term Care Rankings

The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. are ranked on a scale of 1 to 51, where 1 is the highest quality, 51 the lowest.

Ranking DimensionNorth Carolina 2011 RankNorth Carolina 2014 Rank
Affordability & Access Rank#11#24
Choice of Setting & Provider#7#19
Quality of Life & Quality of Care Rank#45#35
Support for Family Caregivers#35#31
Effective Transitions Rank#N/A#21
Overall Rank#24#24

Data from LongTermScorecard.org - A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers created by:

AARP, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The SCAN Foundation

America's Health Rankings® for North Carolina

Click here for an expanded view of North Carolina's America's Health Rankings® for seniors.

The states are ranked on a scale of 1 to 50, where 1 is the highest ranking, 50 the lowest.

Determinant North Carolina 2013 Rank North Carolina 2015 Rank
Overall #29 #32
All Determinants #18 #27
Behaviors #17 #17
Smoking #26 #34
Chronic Drinking #8 #11
Obesity #28 #15
Underweight #13 #37
Physical Inactivity #15 #18
Dental Visit #38 #28
Pain Management #33 #10
Education #31 #32
Community #34 #44
Community & Environment - Macro #37 #38
Poverty #35 #35
Volunteerism #28 #22
Nursing Home Quality #40 #38
Community & Environment - Micro #34 #48
Food Insecurity #35 #46
Community Support #38 #34
Policy #7 #11
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents #9 #9
Prescription Drug Coverage #11 #11
Geriatrician Shortfall #20 #17
Clinical Care #8 #9
Dedicated Health Care Provider #15 #24
Flu Vaccine #8 #4
Health Screenings #14 #17
Recommended Hospital Care #11 #5
Diabetes Management #12 #9
Home Health Care #8 #17
Preventable Hospitalizations #25 #26
Hospital Readmissions #18 #21
Hospice Care #26 #21
Hospital Deaths #39 #34
All Outcomes #38 #38
ICU Use #29 #29
Falls #15 #20
Hip Fracture #38 #40
Health Status #42 #32
Able-bodied #37 #36
Premature Death #37 #37
Teeth Extractions #41 #40
Poor Mental Health Days #30 #27
Multiple Chronic Conditions #27 #24
Cognition #35 #34
Depression #31 #37

America's Health Rankings® is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America's Health Rankings® has provided a holistic view of the health of the nation. America's Health Rankings® is the result of a partnership between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention™.

Americas Health Rankings - United Health Foundation
United Health Foundation
ALPHA - American Public Health Association

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Senior Financial Overview

View our Laurinburg, NC financial data below to learn about the income, wealth and costs incurred of those seniors living in the community.

The median household income for seniors in Laurinburg is $23,145 Source: Census.gov ACS

Annual Income for Senior Households

63% of senior households in Laurinburg earn less than $30,000 per year, while 5% earn more than $100K/year


Only those where the head of household is 65 or over are included. As an example, an elderly widow and her children's income would be counted if her children choose to live with her. However, if she chooses to live with her children, neither would be counted.

Also, keep in mind the distinction between household and individual income. A married couple over the age of 65 that is still working and earning $30,000 per year each would have a household income of $60,000.

The average Social Security income per household receiving the benefit in Laurinburg is $15,026 Source: Census.gov ACS
The average retirement income per household receiving it in Laurinburg is $17,061 Source: Census.gov ACS
7% of seniors in Laurinburg, NC are employed. Source: Census.gov ACS

Employment Status

Males

Females

How Seniors Travel to/from Work

20% of Laurinburg seniors have a college degree. Source: Census.gov ACS

Highest Level of Education

Males

Females

99% of seniors living in Laurinburg speak English at home. Source: Census.gov ACS
7% of the seniors in Laurinburg are below the poverty level. Source: Census.gov ACS

Percentage of Seniors Below the Poverty Level

Male

Female

Percent of People 60 and Over Receiving Food Stamps

29% of senior homeowners in Laurinburg have a mortgage. Source: Census.gov ACS

Home Ownership Cost as a Percent of Income

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Helpful Contacts for Seniors

  • North Carolina Division on Aging

    Services Provided: State Agency on Aging
    693 Palmer Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27603
    Dennis Streets
    (919) 855-3400
    dennis.streets@ncmail.net
    Website
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Lumber River Area Agency on Aging

    Services Provided: Area Agencies on Aging, Long-term Care Ombudsman
    30 CJ Walker Road
    Pembroke, NC 28372
    Margaret Lennon
    (910) 618-5533
    lcrog@lumberrivercog.org
    Website
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Eastern Time, M-F
  • The NC Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling

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Sources

Census.gov - Data from the 2010 United States Census. The Census counts every resident in the U.S. and is conducted once every 10 years.

Census.gov ACS - Data from the the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. Because every resident is not surveyed each year, data from a 5 year period is used to improve accuracy.