Southern Pines, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Southern Pines, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Southern Pines had a population of 14,799 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Southern Pines: Vineland.

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Southern Pines, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,799
Population in Households 14,686
Population in Familes 11,186
Population in Group Qrtrs 113
Population Density2 895
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $45,538
Average Household Income $71,105
Per Capita Income $34,249


Total Housing Units 8,268 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,219 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,871 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,178 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $251,235
Average Home Value $315,997


Total Households 7,090
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 4,088
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.1% 1.72%
Households 2.23% 1.82%
Families 2.48% 1.73%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.16%

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, 2018 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 # 69 91st
Population Density # 267 64th
Diversity Index # 367 50th
Median Household Income # 325 56th
Per Capita Income # 96 87th

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