POPULATION GROWTH IN MOORE COUNTY

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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.

AREA
Census 2010 Population
2014 Estimate Population
Moore County Total 88,247 93,078
Aberdeen 6,350 7,168
Cameron 285 309
Carthage 2,205 2,289
Foxfire Village 902 985
Pinebluff 1,337 1,396
Pinehurst 13,124 15,763
Robbins 1,097 1,130
Southern Pines 12,334 13,310
Taylortown 722 735
Vass 720 747
Whispering Pines 2,928 3,193
Balance of Moore County 46,243 46,053

Source: 2010 Census data – U.S. Census Bureau
Source: 2014 Estimates – NC State Data Center, Municipal Estimates (as of 10/14/15)

WORKFORCE:
Annual Unemployment Rate 9.7% 2010 (Annual)
Latest Unemployment Rate 9.1% 2011 (Annual)
% 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