Gade, Ole, and H. Daniel Stilwell. “Population Dynamics of the Coastal Plains Region. Robeson County.” North Carolina: People and Environments. Boone, NC: Geo-App, 1986. Pp. 135-42.
Robeson’s fertility rate was 33% higher than the state average between 1970 and 1980. Lumbees had a lower life expectancy than Whites and the lowest female/male ratio of the races. Predicts, like Ross (entry 499), that by the end of the century Lumbees will be the county’s largest racial group. Note: 1990 census data shows Indians as the county’s largest race; see Robesonian 28 April 1991: C1 and 3 May 1991: 6A.