Southern Pines, North Carolina


Southern Pines, North Carolina

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Southern Pines, North Carolina
settlement_type = Town
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map_caption = Location of Southern Pines, North Carolina


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = North Carolina
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Moore
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leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Mike Haney
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unit_pref = Imperial
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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_footnotes =
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_footnotes =
elevation_m = 163
elevation_ft = 535
latd = 35 |latm = 10 |lats = 55 |latNS = N
longd = 79 |longm = 23 |longs = 54 |longEW = W

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

Geography

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.

Demographics

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 density was 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 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.

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]

Notable People

*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

Media

*Southern Pines Pilot
*WYBE Sandhills Lifetime TV 44
*WEEB Talk Radio 990 AM
*WIOZ Star 102.5 FM

Transportation

*Southern Pines (Amtrak station)
* Moore County Airport

References

External links

* [http://www.southernpines.net/ Official website of Southern Pines, NC]
* [http://www.sandhillsonline.com/ Community website in Southern Pines, NC]


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