Cameron, situated in Moore County, is a small town made up of 1.1 square miles...
September 9, 2016
The area of modern day Cameron was built around a plank road, and that road was eventually followed by a railroad years later. In 1875, a plan was made for the town, and was incorporated in 1876.
The Town of Cameron was ideally located, and in turn attracted entrepreneurs. They founded mercantile and hotel companies, turpentine distilleries, and built a dewberry farming business.
The median resident age in Cameron is 45 years. The median estimated household income is about $41,000 making it about $4,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $20,000. The average price for a home in Cameron is about $89,000 (2013) which is $66,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $630 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Cameron is 71% White, 23% Black, and 6% other. 89% of the population are high school graduates, with 17% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 54% are married, 10% are divorced, 11% are widowed, 2% are separated, leaving 23% that have never been married.
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Cameron belongs to Moore County in the south-central part of North Carolina. The County, named after Alfred Moore, is part of the Aberdeen-Pinehurst-Southern Pines, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Moore County has a population of 94,000 and the city Carthage, with a population of 2,000, is the county seat.
In 1785, the county was established from part of Cumberland County. Parts of Chatham and Moore County were merged to form Lee County in 1907.
Moore County is known for it's many golf resorts; mainly in the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area. The county hosted the 1996 and 2001 Women's U.S. Opens, as well as the 1999 and 2005 Men's Opens. In 2007, the Women's Open came back to Southern Pines. Southern Pines hosted the Women's and the Men's Opens simultaneously in the same year, and was the first time ever in the U.S. Open history.
Moore County borders Chatham, Lee, Harnett, Cumberland, Hoke, Scotland, Richmond, Montgomery, and Randolph counties.
Moore County is made up of 706 square miles. 698 of which is land with the remaining 8 as water.
The population of Cameron, NC is about 290. The population has fluctuated between 100-350 people on average since the town's founding.
The elevation of Cameron, NC is 358 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Cameron, NC is 28326.
The area code for Cameron, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Cameron and Moore County have voted mostly Republican, with 64% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 49% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 44% are Protestants, Catholics make up around 6%, and 1% other.
The unemployment rate for Cameron is about 5% (2015), making it the same as the state average of around 5%. Construction and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Pilot is the primary newspaper that covers the Moore County area.