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.
July 1, 2002 Population
Census 2010 Population
|Moore County Total||78,191||88,247|
|Southern Pines||11, 419||12,334|
|Balance of Moore County||43,869||41,355|
|Source: U.S. Census 2010|
|Annual Unemployment Rate||9.7%||2010 (Annual)|
|Latest Unemployment Rate||9.1%||2011 (Annual)|
|% Population in Labor Force||36.9%||2010 (Annual)|
|2010 Population||88, 247|
|Percent Change 2000-2010||18.0%|
|Population Density||126.5 per sq. mile|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010
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