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Overview

Introduction to Southern Pines, North Carolina

Southern Pines, North Carolina, in Moore county, is 30 miles W of Fayetteville, North Carolina (center to center) and 59 miles SW of Raleigh, North Carolina.The town has a population of 10,918.

Southern Pines History

The present day town of Southern Pines was founded in 1884 by John T. Patrick. It was originally named Vineland but was changed to Southern Pines. In 1931, the town annexed West Southern Pines, the first incorporated African American town of North Carolina. Southern Pines was the hometown of James Holshouser, Jr., the Republican Governor of North Carolina in 1973.

Southern Pines and nearby Attractions

  • Taxidermy Hall of Fame
  • Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve
  • Shaw House
  • Blanchie Carter Discovery Park
  • Town Creek Indian Mound
  • House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site

Things To Do In Southern Pines

Southern Pines offers a number of recreational facilities for its residents and visitors. You can enjoy bowling at Sandhills Bowling Center and canoeing at Lumber River State Park. Golf lovers can spend their leisure time at the Beacon Ridge Golf and Country Club, Longleaf Golf and Country Club, Deercroft Golf Club, National Golf Club, Seven Lakes Country Club, Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, and Talamore Golf Club. You can also enjoy shopping at the Center Park Shopping Center. Other attractions are the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, Campbell House Galleries, Carthage Historical Museum, and Carolina Horse Park at Five Points.

Southern Pines Transportation

Moore County Airport is nearby.

Southern Pines Higher Education

Central Carolina Community College, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, North Carolina Central University, Fayetteville Technical Community College, and several other colleges and universities provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 12,782
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 27.9%
Employed Population 16+ 4,769
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 44%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.9%
Median Earnings25+ $33,658
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,467
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,131

Wealth

Median Family Income $76,615
% Above Poverty Level 83.6%
% Below Poverty Level 16.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 42.7%
Median Gross Rent $723
Median House Value $246,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.8%
US/American 0%
English 13%
Irish 9.1%

Southern Pines Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles W of Fayetteville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles SW of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Moore
Standard Zip Codes 28387
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28388
Phone Area Codes 910
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.173
Longitude -79.392

Southern Pines Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station JACKSON SPRINGS 5 WNW
Distance 19.5 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 26.6 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 31.5 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Southern Pines, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Southern Pnes (28387, 28388)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aberdeen 6,702 $59,714
Foxfire 1,130 $70,417
Pinebluff 1,342 $53,333
Pinehurst 15,052 $87,797
Vass 604 $33,214
Whispering Pines 3,023 $82,708

Southern Pines Public Libraries

Library
Southern Pines Public Library
170 WEST CONNECTICUT AVENUE
Southern Pines, North Carolina
(910) 692-8235
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Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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