Introduction to Pinehurst, North Carolina

Pinehurst, North Carolina, in Moore county, is 34 miles W of Fayetteville, North Carolina (center to center) and 61 miles SW of Raleigh, North Carolina. The village has a population of 9,706.

Pinehurst History

Pinehurst, which is located in an area called 'the Sandhills', was established in 1895, but it was not incorporated as a municipality until 1980. In 1895, James Walker Tufts purchased roughly 598 acres to create a health resort. Within three weeks, a plan for the Pinehurst Village was formed, and in 1920, a corporate ownership was established. In the 1960s, the Diamondhead Corporation took over Pinehurst from the shareholders, and in 1996, Pinehurst Village and Resort was awarded the National Landmark status for playing a significant role in US golf history.

Pinehurst and Nearby Attractions

  • Rankin Museum of American and Natural History
  • House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site
  • Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve
  • North Carolina Zoo
  • J.C. Raulston Arboretum
  • Sandhills Horticultural Gardens

Things To Do In Pinehurst

The National Railroad Museum & Hall of Fame, Rankin Museum of American and Natural History, and Taxidermy Hall of Fame are located near Pinehurst. House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site, State Capitol, and Town Creek Indian Mound are places of historic interest not far from the village. Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Morrow Mountain State Park, and Cheraw State Recreation Area provide opportunities for camping, boating, hiking, and picnicking.

Pinehurst Transportation

Raleigh-Durham International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Pinehurst Higher Education

Sandhills Community College is the local college. Some of the nearby colleges are Central Carolina Community College, Richmond Community College, and Montgomery Community College.


Total Population 15,313
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 42.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,367
Age of the Population 61


% of people married 71.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 56%
Median Earnings25+ $47,733
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,092


Median Family Income $90,071
% Above Poverty Level 98.2%
% Below Poverty Level 1.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 30.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,558
Median House Value $284,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 16.6%
Irish 14.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pinehurst Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles W of Fayetteville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 61 miles SW of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Moore
Standard Zip Codes 28374
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28370
Phone Area Codes 910
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.195
Longitude -79.469

Pinehurst Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 72 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Station HAMLET
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 53 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Station SANFORD 8 NE
Distance 33.3 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 52 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 47.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aberdeen 6,914 $63,000
Carthage 2,531 $52,557
Foxfire 1,344 $78,250
Pinebluff 1,255 $51,094
Southern Pines 13,018 $75,909
Whispering Pines 3,067 $78,558

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pinehurst Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(910) 715-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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