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Southern Pines, North Carolina
Amtrak Station in Southern Pines
Amtrak Station in Southern Pines
Location in Moore County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Moore County and the state of North Carolina.
Coordinates: 35°10′55″N 79°23′54″W / 35.18194°N 79.39833°W / 35.18194; -79.39833Coordinates: 35°10′55″N 79°23′54″W / 35.18194°N 79.39833°W / 35.18194; -79.39833
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Moore
Area
 • Total 17.23 sq mi (44.61 km2)
 • Land 17.05 sq mi (44.16 km2)
 • Water 0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
Elevation
535 ft (163 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 12,334
 • Estimate 
(2019)
14,657
 • Density 859.65/sq mi (331.90/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
28387-28388
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-63120
GNIS feature ID 0995240
Website www.southernpines.net

Southern Pines is a town in Moore County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 12,334 as of the 2010 United States Census.

History

The James Boyd House, Shaw House, Southern Pines Historic District, Firleigh Farms, and Moore County Hunt Lands and Mile-Away Farms are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Southern Pines is located at 35°10′55″N 79°23′54″W / 35.18194°N 79.39833°W / 35.18194; -79.39833 (35.181892, −79.398287). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.5 square miles (40.2 km²), of which 15.4 square miles (39.8 km²) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.5 km²) (1.16%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 517
1910 542 4.8%
1920 743 37.1%
1930 2,524 239.7%
1940 3,225 27.8%
1950 4,272 32.5%
1960 5,198 21.7%
1970 5,937 14.2%
1980 8,620 45.2%
1990 9,129 5.9%
2000 10,918 19.6%
2010 12,334 13.0%
2019 (est.) 14,657 18.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
Southern Pines N Broad St Shops
Shops along N Broad Street

As of the 2010 census, there were 12,334 people, 5,866 households, and 3,304 families residing in the town. The population density was 806 people per square mile (311.2/km2). There were 6,859 housing units at an average density of 371 houses/condos per square mile (143.24/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 71.7% White, 24% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

Of the 5,866 households, 21% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 13% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7 had a male householder with no female present, and 38.9% were non-families. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 21.9% aged 19 and younger, 4.7% from 20 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 27.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47. For every 100 females, there were 82 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,297 in 2011, and the median income for a family was $60,683. Males had a median income of $29,855 versus $23,920 for females. The per capita income for the town was $30,886. Of families, 9.26% were below the poverty level, along with 12.4% of the population poverty line, including 23.0% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

  • Southern Pines (Amtrak station)
  • Moore County Airport

Education

  • The O'Neal School
  • Pinecrest High School
  • St. John Paul II Catholic School
  • Episcopal Day School
  • Sandhills Classical Christian School
  • Academy of Classical Design - Fine Art Atelier
  • Calvary Christian School
  • Moore Montessori Community School
  • Sandhills Community College
  • North Moore High School
  • Union Pines High School

Infrastructure

Transportation

  • Southern Pines (Amtrak station)
  • Moore County Airport

Notable people

  • James Baldwin — former All-Star pitcher for the Chicago White Sox
  • PT Barnum — built a home for his family in Southern Pines at 285 N. Bethesda Rd.
  • Peggy Kirk Bell – golf instructor, and founding member of the LPGA
  • Jeff Capel II - An American National Basketball Association assistant coach and a college basketball head coach
  • Bobby Collins — college basketball coach
  • Sarah Dessen – New York Times bestseller author
  • Denny Emerson - An American equestrian
  • Charlie Engle — ultramarathon runner and author
  • Augustus M. Gurney- United States general officer who retired here
  • James Holshouser, Jr. – former Republican Governor of North Carolina
  • Sandy Koufax – Hall of Fame pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers formerly owned a home in Southern Pines
  • Julien J. LeBourgeois — former vice admiral of the United States Navy
  • Carwood Lipton — member 101st Airborne Division in World War II, portrayed in Band of Brothers, spent his retirement years in Southern Pines
  • James Russell McGregor (James 3X Shabazz), a leader of the Nation of Islam and an associate of Malcolm X
  • Armelia McQueen - actress
  • Jeffrey Mims – artist, and founder of Academy of Classical Design
  • Richard T. Morgan — North Carolina state legislator, businessman, and farmer
  • Winant Sidle – U.S. Army Major General
  • John Frank Stevens – railroad builder, discoverer of Stevens Pass, and lead engineer for the Panama Canal
  • Michael Walsh — Horse Trainer and founder of the Stoneybrook Steeplechase, National Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee
  • Toni Lynn Washington — blues singer
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