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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,258
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens32.2%
Employed Population 16+5,383
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married44.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.9%
Median Earnings25+$36,017
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,389
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,681

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,071
% Above Poverty Level85.5%
% Below Poverty Level14.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone41.2%
Median Gross Rent$772
Median House Value$278,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.2%
English16.3%
German15.3%
Irish10.4%
Scottish4.7%
Italian3.8%
French Except Basque3.4%
Polish2.1%
Greek1.1%
Dutch1%
Welsh0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Iranian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Arab0.6%
Russian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
African0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Czech0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
US/American0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Southern Pines Almanac

CategoryValue
County Moore County
Standard Zip Codes28387
P.O. Box Zip Codes28388
Phone Area Codes910
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.18
Approximate Longitude-79.4

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)

StationJACKSON SPRINGS 5 WNW
Distance19.5 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
Distance26.6 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
Distance31.5 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
Foxfire1,102$82,000
Pinebluff1,284$50,972
Pinehurst15,522$92,086
Vass666$42,500
Whispering Pines3,125$80,862

Southern Pines Public Libraries

Southern Pines Public Library
170 W CONNECTICUT AVE
Southern Pines, North Carolina
(910) 692-8235

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Southern Pines Public Schools

Pinecrest High
250 Voit Gilmore Lane
ZIP: 28387
(910) 692-6554
High
Total Enrollment 2149
Southern Pines Elementary
255 S May St
ZIP: 28387
(910) 692-2357
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Southern Pines Primary
1250 W New York Ave
ZIP: 28387
(910) 692-8659
Primary
Total Enrollment 470

Southern Pines Private Schools

Calvary Christian School
400 S Bennett St
ZIP: 28387
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 115
Episcopal Day School
340 E Massachusetts Ave
ZIP: 28387
Elementary
Total Enrollment 121
Longleaf Academy
600 Valley View Rd
ZIP: 28387
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
Pope John Paul Ii Catholic School
2922 Camp Easter Rd
ZIP: 28387
Elementary
Total Enrollment 166
Sandhills Classical Christian School
650 Pee Dee Rd
ZIP: 28387
Elementary
Total Enrollment 137
The O'neal School
3300 Airport Rd
ZIP: 28388
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 402
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