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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,522
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens41.4%
Employed Population 16+5,527
Age of the Population60

Families

% of people married70%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.9%
Median Earnings25+$50,081
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$10,826
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,434

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,086
% Above Poverty Level98.3%
% Below Poverty Level1.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home10.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,545
Median House Value$287,400

Ancestry

English16.4%
Irish15.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.3%
Italian8.7%
French Except Basque6%
Scottish5.8%
Polish5.4%
Dutch3%
Swedish1.8%
Norwegian1.2%
Austrian1.1%
Welsh0.9%
Croatian0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Slovak0.6%
Russian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Arab0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Israeli0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Slovene0.2%
US/American0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
African0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Czech0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
German0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Pinehurst Almanac

CategoryValue
County Moore County
Standard Zip Codes28374
P.O. Box Zip Codes28370
Phone Area Codes910
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.18
Approximate Longitude-79.46

Pinehurst Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationJACKSON SPRINGS 5 WNW
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 72 F
Annual Precip47.9 inches
StationHAMLET
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp28 to 53 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationSANFORD 8 NE
Distance33.3 miles
Jan Temp30 to 52 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip47.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aberdeen7,107$62,500
Carthage2,644$48,472
Foxfire1,102$82,000
Pinebluff1,284$50,972
Southern Pines13,258$80,071
Whispering Pines3,125$80,862

Pinehurst Hospitals

Firsthealth Moore Reg. Hosp. And Pinehurst Treatment
(Non-profit)
155 Memorial Drive
(910) 215-1000

Pinehurst Public Schools

Pinehurst Elementary
100 Dundee Road
ZIP: 28374
(910) 295-6969
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
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