Southern Pines, North Carolina
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Southern Pines, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Southern Pines, North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°10′55″N 79°23′54″W / 35.18194, -79.39833Coordinates: 35°10′55″N 79°23′54″W / 35.18194, -79.39833
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Moore
 • Mayor Mike Haney
 • Total 15.5 sq mi (40.2 km2)
 • Land 15.4 sq mi (39.8 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 535 ft (163 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 10,918
 • Density 710.9/sq mi (274.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 28387-28388
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-63120[1]
GNIS feature ID 0995240[2]

Southern Pines is a town in Moore County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 10,918 at the 2000 census.


Southern Pines is located at 35°10′55″N 79°23′54″W / 35.18194, -79.39833 (35.181892, −79.398287)[3].

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) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (1.16%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,918 people, 4,754 households, and 2,904 families residing in the town. The population density was 710.9 people per square mile (274.4/km²). There were 5,488 housing units at an average density of 357.3 per square mile (138.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 70.79% White, 26.57% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.04% of the population.

There were 4,754 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 27.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 80.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,822, and the median income for a family was $50,128. Males had a median income of $35,176 versus $23,222 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,034. About 11.2% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.0% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

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Notable people[]

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax

  • James Baldwin – former All-Star pitcher for the Chicago White Sox; graduate of Pinecrest High School
  • Peggy Kirk Bell – golf instructor, and founding member of the LPGA
  • Sarah DessenNew York Times bestseller author
  • James Holshouser, Jr. – former Republican Governor of North Carolina
  • Sandy Koufax – Hall of Fame pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers; formerly owned a home in Southern Pines
  • Jeffrey Mims – artist, and founder of Academy of Classical Design
  • Shannon Mooreprofessional wrestler
  • Winant SidleU.S. Army Major General
  • John Frank Stevens – railroad builder, discoverer of Stevens Pass, and lead engineer for the Panama Canal



  • Southern Pines (Amtrak station)
  • Moore County Airport
  • {Southern Pines Transportation offering 24 hour cab service, wheelchair accommodations, airport and amtrak transportation


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