Robbins, North Carolina

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Robbins, North Carolina
City
Nickname(s): Cookie Town, USA
Robbins, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Robbins, North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°25′48″N 79°34′49″W / 35.43000°N 79.58028°W / 35.43000; -79.58028Coordinates: 35°25′48″N 79°34′49″W / 35.43000°N 79.58028°W / 35.43000; -79.58028
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyMoore
Government
 • MayorLonnie B. English [1]
Area
 • Total1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Land1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation440 ft (134 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,195
 • Density935.1/sq mi (361.1/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code27325
Area code(s)910
FIPS code37-57000[2]
GNIS feature ID0993441[3]
 
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Robbins, North Carolina
City
Nickname(s): Cookie Town, USA
Robbins, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Robbins, North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°25′48″N 79°34′49″W / 35.43000°N 79.58028°W / 35.43000; -79.58028Coordinates: 35°25′48″N 79°34′49″W / 35.43000°N 79.58028°W / 35.43000; -79.58028
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyMoore
Government
 • MayorLonnie B. English [1]
Area
 • Total1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Land1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation440 ft (134 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,195
 • Density935.1/sq mi (361.1/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code27325
Area code(s)910
FIPS code37-57000[2]
GNIS feature ID0993441[3]

Robbins is a city in Moore County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,195 at the 2000 census.

Robbins is the hometown of the late Charles E. Brady, NASA astronaut of STS-78 space shuttle mission in 1996. A physician, Brady held the rank of captain in the US Navy, flight surgeon for the Blue Angels Navy flight squadron, an avid amateur radio operator (N4BQW) and BSA Eagle Scout.

Robbins is the hometown of former North Carolina senator and 2004 Democratic vice-presidential candidate John Edwards, and is the annual site of the Mid Atlantic Star Party, a regional gathering of amateur astronomers.

Robbins' name has changed 10 times over the years. It started as Cagles Goldmine Community in the early 18th century and was settled by the descendants of Leonard "Lionheart" Cagle who immigrated there via Philadelphia from the Palatine Valley of Germany at age 70. His son Henry is believed to be the one that settled in between the creeks that border the city to the east and owned the land where the gold mine was located. Kennedy gunworks (Mechanics Hill) was located in Robbins during the War of 1812 and Mexican War 1846-1848. It is also home to the Standard Mineral Company, a mine on the outskirts of town that ships Pyrophyllite all over the world.

Geography[edit]

Robbins is located at 35°25′48″N 79°34′49″W / 35.43000°N 79.58028°W / 35.43000; -79.58028 (35.430024, -79.580284)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,195 people, 423 households, and 286 families residing in the city. The population density was 935.1 people per square mile (360.5/km²). There were 471 housing units at an average density of 368.6 per square mile (142.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.60% White, 2.34% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.42% Pacific Islander, 32.30% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 48.37% of the population.

There were 423 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.45.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,828, and the median income for a family was $33,523. Males had a median income of $21,346 versus $17,391 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,468. About 18.4% of families and 22.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.1% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

Robbins Today[edit]

There are many attractions in the Robbins area such as the annual Farmers Day, the Northern Moore Fiddlers Convention, etc. The most popular places in Robbins are Milliken (mill-a-ken) Park, Bear Creek Trails, Bear Creek, Tracy Brown Park, Jake's Place Cafe, Carolina Fried Chicken Restaurant, and The Little Village Restaurant. Currently, Robbins is in the middle of restoring its historic train depot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cape Fear Region Results". Fayetteville Observer. November 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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