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Southern Pines, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Southern Pines had a population of 13,659 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Southern Pines is located at latitude 35.1905 and longitude -79.3958 in Moore County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Southern Pines (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Moore County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 499 feet.

The Town of Southern Pines (GNIS ID: 2407374) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Southern Pines is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Moore County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Southern Pines population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Southern Pines: Vineland.

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Southern Pines, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,659
Population in Households 13,550
Population in Familes 10,267
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density1 826
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 6,672
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 3,849
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,732 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,942 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,730 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,060 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $252,920
Average Home Value $315,023


Median Household Income $44,454
Average Household Income $67,546
Per Capita Income $33,125
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.47% 1.33%
Households 1.96% 1.56%
Families 2.3% 1.46%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Southern Pines, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Southern Pines to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 72 90th
Population Density1 # 295 60th
Diversity Index2 # 379 49th
Median Household Income # 274 63rd
Per Capita Income # 75 90th

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