Population Growth in Moore County

During the period of 2000-2010, Moore County's population grew at the rate of 18.0%, while the State of North Carolina grew by 18.5%. Population growth in Moore County can be contributed to the pleasant climate, varied lifestyle, excellent medical services, and other amenities available to residents. These assets make the county attractive and draw many newcomers to the area each year as permanent residents.

Pinehurst is Moore County’s largest town and Carthage is the county seat. Moore County has a total area of 705.23 square miles, with 698.83 square miles of land area. The county’s average temperature in January is 39°F and the average July temperature is 78°F. The average rainfall is 47 inches and the elevation of Moore County is 575 feet above sea level.

Please note: Some of the population data presented here are estimates, and do not match data from the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau total population figures for Moore County.

AREA July 1, 2002
Population
Census 2010
Population

Moore County Total

78,191

88,247

Aberdeen

3,850

6,350

Cameron

155

285

Carthage

1,898

2,205

Foxfire Village

477

902

Pinebluff

1,126

1,337

Pinehurst

10,439

13,124

Robbins

1,202

1,097

Southern Pines

11,419

12,334

Taylortown

861

722

Vass

762

720

Whispering Pines

2,123

2,928

Seven Lakes

-

4,888

Balance of Moore County 43,869 41,355
Source: U.S. Census 2010
WORKFORCE:    

Annual Unemployment Rate

9.7%

2010 (Annual)

Latest Unemployment Rate

9.1%

2011 (March)

% Population in Labor Force

36.9%

2010 (Annual)

POPULATION:    

2010 Population

 

88,247

Percent Change 2000-2010

 

18.0%

Population Density

 

126.5 per sq. mile

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010
http://www.census.gov/
Dept. of Commerce