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Southern Pines is a town in Moore County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 12,334 as of the 2010 United States Census.

Southern Pines, North Carolina
Amtrak Station in Southern Pines
Amtrak Station in Southern Pines
Location in Moore County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Moore County and the state of North Carolina.
Coordinates: 35°10′55″N 79°23′54″W / 35.18194°N 79.39833°W / 35.18194; -79.39833Coordinates: 35°10′55″N 79°23′54″W / 35.18194°N 79.39833°W / 35.18194; -79.39833
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyMoore
Government
 • MayorDavid McNeil
Area
 • Total15.5 sq mi (40.2 km2)
 • Land15.4 sq mi (39.8 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation
535 ft (163 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total12,334
 • Estimate 
(2018)[1]
14,277
 • Density800/sq mi (310/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
28387-28388
Area code(s)910
FIPS code37-63120[2]
GNIS feature ID0995240[3]
Websitewww.southernpines.net

Contents

HistoryEdit

Southern Pines was founded as a winter health resort for Northerners. As of 1898, it was a sundown town where African Americans were not allowed to reside or conduct business.[4]

The James Boyd House, Shaw House, Southern Pines Historic District, Firleigh Farms, and Moore County Hunt Lands and Mile-Away Farms are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5][6][7]

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.5 square miles (40.2 km²), of which 15.4 square miles (39.8 km²) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.5 km²) (1.16%) is water.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1900517
19105424.8%
192074337.1%
19302,524239.7%
19403,22527.8%
19504,27232.5%
19605,19821.7%
19705,93714.2%
19808,62045.2%
19909,1295.9%
200010,91819.6%
201012,33413.0%
Est. 201814,277[8]15.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
 
Shops along N Broad Street

As of the 2010 census,[2] there were 12,334 people, 5,866 households, and 3,304 families residing in the town. The population density was 806 people per square mile (311.2/km²). There were 6,859 housing units at an average density of 371 houses/condos per square mile (143.24/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 71.7% White, 24% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.[10]

Of the 5,866 households, 21% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 13% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7 had a male householder with no female present, and 38.9% were non-families. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.75.[10]

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.9% aged 19 and younger, 4.7% from 20 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 27.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47. For every 100 females, there were 82 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males.[10]

The median income for a household in the town was $41,297 in 2011,[11] and the median income for a family was $60,683.[12] Males had a median income of $29,855 versus $23,920 for females. The per capita income for the town was $30,886.[12] Of families, 9.26% were below the poverty level, along with 12.4% of the population poverty line, including 23.0% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

MediaEdit

  • The Pilot (fka The Southern Pines Pilot)
  • The Pinestraw Magazine
  • WYBE Sandhills Lifetime TV 44
  • WEEB Talk Radio 990 AM and 97.3 FM
  • WIOZ Star 102.5 FM
  • WMGU Magic 106.9 FM
  • WMAG 99.5 Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High-Point
  • WQSM 98.1 Q98 Fayetteville

The metro area has TV broadcasting stations that serve the Raleigh-Durham Designated Market Area (DMA) as defined by Nielsen Media Research.

InfrastructureEdit

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "US Census Bureau QuickFacts". Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "State Press". The Semi-Weekly Messenger. Wilmington, North Carolina. November 18, 1898. p. 4 – via Chronicling America. Southern Pines, in Moore county, this state, is a typical northern community. It was built, is settled and is governed by people from the northern and New England states, and it is interesting to know how the negro is treated there. … Southern Pines was founded by eastern capitalists as a resort for invalids and hundreds go there every winter seeking restoration of health. Its founders, notwithstanding their birth-place and traditions, did not allow any sentimental notions about the negroes to enter in their plans. No negro is allowed to live or do business in Southern Pines. They are all congregated in a place called 'Jimtown', and when they visit the town proper, are models of quiet and orderly behavior.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  6. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties, 9/09/13 through 9/13/13. National Park Service. 2013-09-20.
  7. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 5/29/14 through 5/23/14. National Park Service. 2014-05-30.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ a b c "2010 Census data for City of Southern Pines, NC". www.zip-codes.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Southern Pines, North Carolina (NC 28387) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, news, sex offenders". www.city-data.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Southern Pines, NC Income and Careers - USA.com™". www.usa.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.

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