- Southern Pines, North Carolina
official_name = Southern Pines, North Carolina
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Southern Pines, North Carolina
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Moore
leader_name = Mike Haney
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 40.2
area_land_km2 = 39.8
area_water_km2 = 0.5
area_total_sq_mi = 15.5
area_land_sq_mi = 15.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.2
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 10918
population_density_km2 = 274.5
population_density_sq_mi = 710.9
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 163
elevation_ft = 535
latd = 35 |latm = 10 |lats = 55 |latNS = N
longd = 79 |longm = 23 |longs = 54 |longEW = W
postal_code = 28387-28388
area_code = 910
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 37-63120GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0995240GR|3
website = [http://www.southernpines.net/ www.southernpines.net]
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 coor dms|35|10|55|N|79|23|54|W|city (35.181892, -79.398287)GR|1.
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
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 10,918 people, 4,754 households, and 2,904 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 710.9 people per square mile (274.4/km²). There were 5,488 housing units at an average density of 357.3/sq mi (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 incomefor 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.
Colleges, Schools and Universities
* [http://www.pinecresthighschool.org Pinecrest High School]
* [http://www.episcopalday.org Episcopal Day School]
* [http://www.onealschool.org The O'Neal School]
* [http://www.mimsstudios.com Mims Studios School of Fine Art]
* [http://www.calvary-christian-school.com Calvary Christian School]
* [http://www.sandhills.edu Sandhills Community College]
Shannon Moore- a wrestler working for World Wrestling Entertainment.
Louis Lenhard- chemist and physicist; author of influential essay "Extraterrestrial Organic Matter"
Sandy Koufax- Hall of Fame pitcher; formerly owned a home in Southern Pines
James Baldwin- Former All-Star pitcher for the Chicago White Sox; graduate of Pinecrest High School
Peggy Kirk Bell- World-renowned golf instructor and founding member of the LPGA
James Holshouser, Jr.- Former Republican Governor of North Carolina
*Southern Pines Pilot
*WYBE Sandhills Lifetime TV 44
WEEBTalk Radio 990 AM
*WIOZ Star 102.5 FM
Southern Pines (Amtrak station)
* Moore County Airport
* [http://www.southernpines.net/ Official website of Southern Pines, NC]
* [http://www.sandhillsonline.com/ Community website in Southern Pines, NC]
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