Gibson, NC Demographics


Population (year 2000): 584. Estimated population in July 2005: 576 (-1.4% change)
Males: 269 (46.1%), Females: 315 (53.9%)

Scotland County

Zip code: 28343

Median resident age: 32.7 years
Median household income: $21,696 (year 2000)
Median house value: $48,100 (year 2000)

Races in Gibson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (49.5%)
  • Black (42.1%)
  • American Indian (7.4%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (15.9%), Scottish (5.0%), German (4.5%), Scotch-Irish (4.3%), English (2.1%), Irish (1.4%).

Elevation: 250 feet

Land area: 1.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Gibson

  • High school or higher: 61.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gibson town

  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 42.3%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

0.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +46 (+8.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Gibson:

  • MARLBORO PARK HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; BENNETTSVILLE, SC)
  • SANDHILLS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; HAMLET, NC)
  • SCOTLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; LAURINBURG, NC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gibson:

  • MOORE COUNTY (about 37 miles; PINEHURST/SOUTHERN PINES, NC; ID: SOP)
  • FLORENCE REGIONAL (about 41 miles; FLORENCE, SC; ID: FLO)
  • POPE AFB (about 51 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; ID: POB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gibson:

  • ROCKINGHAM-HAMLET (about 13 miles; ROCKINGHAM, NC; ID: 45J)
  • MARLBORO COUNTY JETPORT – H.E. AVENT FIELD (about 14 miles; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; ID: BBP)
  • CLIO CROP CARE (about 16 miles; CLIO, SC; ID: 9W9)
Amtrak station near Gibson:

  • 11 miles: HAMLET (MAIN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gibson:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 30 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,806)
  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; FLORENCE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,922)
  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 42 miles; FLORENCE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 4,815)
  • FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 3,506)
  • CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; SANFORD, NC; FT enrollment: 2,400)
  • HORRY-GEORGETOWN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 74 miles; CONWAY, SC; FT enrollment: 2,315)
Public primary/middle school in Gibson:

  • PATE GARDNER ELEMENTARY (Students: 237; Location: 14241 OIL MILL RD; Grades: KG – 05)