Pinehurst, situated in Moore County, is a town made up of 14.9 square miles.
August 29, 2017
The town was settled in the 1890s when James Walker Tufts bought the land that would become to location of Pinehurst.
It was originally named Tuftstown in honor of its founder, but the town assumed its current name shortly after it was built.
The median resident age in Pinehurst is 61 years. The median estimated household income is about $76,000 making it about $28,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $51,000. The average price for a home in Pinehurst is about $292,000 (2015) which is $132,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,600 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Pinehurst is 91% White, 4% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 4% other. 98% of the population are high school graduates, with 56% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 66% are married, 8% are divorced, 2% are separated, 13% are widowed, leaving 11% that have never been married.
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Pinehurst 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 Pinehurst, NC is about 13,000. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990s.
The elevation of Pinehurst, NC is 561 feet above sea level.
The zip codes for Pinehurst, NC are 28370 and 28374.
The area code for Pinehurst, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Pinehurst 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 unafiliated (Nones). About 45% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 6%.
The unemployment rate for Pinehurst is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%. Various entertainment jobs, manufacturing, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.