Moore County, North Carolina facts for kids
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Location in the state of North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
706 sq mi (1,829 km²)
698 sq mi (1,808 km²)
8.0 sq mi (21 km²), 1.1%
126/sq mi (49/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
|Named for: Alfred Moore|
Moore County comprises the Aberdeen- Pinehurst-Southern Pines, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area and is sometimes included in the Research Triangle and Greater Raleigh-Durham CSA. It lies at the northern edge of the area known as the Sandhills region.
Moore County has many golf resorts in the Southern Pines/Pinehurst area, and hosted the 1996 and 2001 Women's U.S. Opens as well as the 1999 and 2005 Men's U.S. Opens. The Women's Open returned to Southern Pines in 2007. In 2014, they consecutively hosted both the Women's and Men's Opens in the same year, a first in U.S. Open history.
Celebrities who frequent or have private homes in the area are Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, and Sean Connery. Past residents of the area include Annie Oakley, Harvey Firestone, and John D. Rockefeller.
John Edwards, Charles Brady, Shannon Moore, Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy, were raised in Moore County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 706 square miles (1,830 km2), of which 698 square miles (1,810 km2) is land and 8.0 square miles (21 km2) (1.1%) is water.
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|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 88,247 people, 34,625 households, and 21,959 families residing in the county. The population density was 107 people per square mile (41/km²). There were 44,468 housing units at an average density of 50 per square mile (19/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.8% White, 13.4% Black or African American, 0.9% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 2.20% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 6.1% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
By 2005 78.0% of the county population was non-Hispanic whites. 5.1% of the population was Latino. 14.8% of the population was African-American.
There were 30,713 households out of which 26.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.81.
In the county, the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $48,348, and the median income for a family was $48,492. Males had a median income of $31,260 versus $23,526 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,377. About 8.00% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.60% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.
The county is divided into ten townships, which are both numbered and named:
- 1 (Carthage)
- 2 (Bensalem)
- 3 (Sheffields)
- 4 (Ritter)
- 5 (Deep River)
- 6 (Greenwood)
- 7 (McNeill)
- 8 (Sandhill)
- 9 (Mineral Springs)
- 10 (Little River)
Attractions and places of interest
- Fort Bragg, a large military installation centered in neighboring Cumberland County, also has portions in Moore County.
- Occoneechee Scout Reservation, site of Camp Durant (with facilities) and Camp Reeves (primitive) campgrounds. Located 9 miles west of Carthage.
- Pinehurst Race Track, a horse racing track located in Pinehurst.
- Pinehurst Resort, historic golf resort located in Pinehurst.
- Moore County Courthouse, historic Renaissance Revival courthouse building located in Carthage
- Pottery Road, extending from the neighboring Randolph County, known for a large number of potteries.
- Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, located near Southern Pines.
|Randolph County||Chatham County||Lee County|
|Montgomery County||Harnett County|
|Moore County, North Carolina|
|Richmond County||Hoke County and Scotland County||Cumberland County|
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