Demographic Data

Moore County


… is a thriving location, appealing to individuals and families within a wide range of demographic profiles.  Young professionals, families, active and retired military, retirees  — talented and innovative people live here, enhance our workforce, and desire to see our communities grow and prosper.

Current 2020 population estimates indicate Moore County has 102,950 residents, and projections are that by the year 2035, the county’s population will be over 125,000.  A 60-mile radius from central Moore County encompasses a population of almost 3.3 million people (2018 estimate).

It’s true that Moore County is a popular retirement destination because of our temperate climate, the abundance of senior-oriented healthcare services, and our excellent golf courses. But our communities are also seeing an increase in the number of people aged 20 to 45 moving to the area, as more and more people in this age group are discovering the business and employment opportunities, safe neighborhoods, good schools, and other amenities here. Moore County is growing, but with its large land area, it maintains a more rural, uncongested feeling.

 

 

Demographic Profiles

To view summary demographic data for Moore County, choose one of the resources below:

N.C. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILEView a current demographic profile report from the N.C. Department of Commerce.

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA FROM THE N.C. BUDGET & MANAGEMENT OFFICEView demographic data at the state, county, and municipal levels.

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA FROM THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU View demographic data for decennial census years or using data from the American Community Surveys.

Population Data

Population Growth

1990 Census = 59,013
2000 Census = 74,768
% Population Change from 1990 to 2000 = 26.7%
2010 Census = 88,247
% Population Change from 2000 to 2010 = 18.0%

» North Carolina 2010 Census population: = 9,535,483

Population Projections

2010 Census 88,247
July 2020 Estimate 102,950
July 2025 Projection 111,534
July 2030 Projection 119,674
July 2035 Projection 127,398

Source:  NC Budget & Management Office – Projections updated as of 11/15/19

Population by Municipality

Municipality

1990

Census

2000

Census

% Change

1990-2000

 

2010

Census

% Change

2000-2010

 

2018

Estimate

Aberdeen 2,700 3,400 25.9%   6,350 86.8%   7,859
Cameron 215 151 (29.8%)   285 88.7%   361
Carthage 976 1,871 91.7%   2,205 17.9%   2,415
Foxfire Village 334 474 41.9%   902 90.3%   1,096
Pinebluff 876 1,109 26.6%   1,337 20.6%   1,513
Pinehurst 5,103 9,706 90.2%   13,124 35.2%   17,100
Robbins 970 1,195 23.2%   1,097 (8.2%)   1,165
Southern Pines 9,129 10,918 19.6%   12,334 13.0%   14,224
Taylortown 543 845 55.6%   722 (14.6%)   757
Vass 670 750 11.9%   720 (4.0%)   799
Whispering Pines 1,243 2,090 68.1%   2,928 40.1%   3,520
Balance of Moore County 36,254 42,260 16.6%   46,243 9.4%   48,581
                 
Total Moore County 59,013 74,768 26.7%   88,247 18.0%   99,390
                 
North Carolina 6,632,448 8,049,313 21.4%   9,535,483 18.5%   10,389,148

Source: 1990, 2000 & 2010 Census data:  U.S. Census Bureau.   2018 Estimates:  NC Budget & Management Office – Municipal estimates updated as of 9/16/19

Population by Age Group

Population 0-9 Years Old 10-19 Years Old 20-34 Years Old 35-44 Years Old 45-54 Years Old 55-64 Years Old 65+ Years Old Total Population Median Age
April 2000 Census 8,780 9,298 12,054 10,597 9,355 8,407 16,278 74,769 41.8
Census 2010 10,390 10,490 12,752 10,543 11,945 12,141 19,986 88,247 45.0
July 2020 Projection 11,240 12,175 15,293 10,874 11,902 13,814 27,652 102,950 46.6
July 2025 Projection 12,753 12,375 17,039 11,646 12,169 14,140 31,412 111,534 47.0
July 2030 Projection 13,880 13,292 18,352 12,394 12,651 14,293 34,812 119,674 47.0
July 2035 Projection 14,887 14,743 18,989 13,618 13,373 14,529 37,259 127,398 46.8

Source: 2000 & 2010 Census data:  U.S. Census Bureau.   2017-2035 Projections:  NC Budget & Management Office – Projections updated as of 11/15/19

Population by Race

  Census 2010 Population %   2020 Estimate Population %
Total Population 88,247 100%   102,950 100%
White 70,913 80.4%   85,060 82.6%
Black/African American 11,839 13.4%   12,906 12.5%
Asian 818 0.9%   1,688 1.6%
American Indian 732 0.8%   1,089 1.1%
2 or More Races/Other 3,945 4.5%   2,207 2.2%

Source:  2010 Census data:  U.S. Census Bureau.   2017 Estimates:  NC Budget & Management Office – Estimates updated as of 11/15/19

Population by Gender

 

Census 2010

Population

% Median Age  

2020 Estimates

Population

% Median Age
Male 42,176 47.8% 43.2   49,158 47.7% 44.6
Female 46,071 52.2% 46.5   53,792 52.3% 48.5

Source:  2010 Census data:  U.S. Census Bureau.   2017 Estimates:  NC Budget & Management Office – Estimates updated as of 11/15/19

Income Data

Moore County, NC Census 2000
Estimate 2014 Estimate 2015 Estimate 2016 Estimate 2017 Estimate 2018
Median Household Income $41,240 $50,393 $50,998 $51,873 $54,468 $57,899
Median Family Income $48,492 $62,914 $63,254 $66,449 $69,991 $75,306
Per Capita Income $23,377 $29,570 $29,643 $29,679 $31,554 $33,462

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau:  2000 Census, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates for 2014-2018

Average weekly wage per employee

(Private Industry Sector):

Year Moore County
2010 $654
2011 $659
2012 $673
2013 $676
2014 $688
2015 $709
2016 $721
2017 $747
2018 $757
2019 $785

Source:  NCDOC Labor & Economic Analysis D4 System – Quarterly Census Employment & Wages

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