Southern Pines, North Carolina Population 2024

17,632

Southern Pines is a city located in Moore County North Carolina. Southern Pines has a 2024 population of 17,632. Southern Pines is currently growing at a rate of 3.03% annually and its population has increased by 12.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,679 in 2020.

The average household income in Southern Pines is $110,507 with a poverty rate of 9.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Southern Pines is 38.4 years, 36.3 years for males, and 42.6 years for females.

Southern Pines Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Southern Pines was:

  • White: 75.47%
  • Black or African American: 13.29%
  • Two or more races: 4.77%
  • Other race: 3.04%
  • Asian: 2.97%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.25%
  • Native American: 0.21%
Land Area (mi²)
17.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,034.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
12.46% (1,953)
The current population of Southern Pines, North Carolina is 17,632 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,679.

Southern Pines, North Carolina Population 2024

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Southern Pines Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,85075.47%
Black or African American2,08713.29%
Two or more races7494.77%
Other race4773.04%
Asian4662.97%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander390.25%
Native American330.21%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Southern Pines Population by Race

Southern Pines Population Pyramid 2024

Southern Pines Median Age

38.4

Total

36.3

Male

42.6

Female

Southern Pines Adults

There are 12,713 adults, (4,026 of whom are seniors) in Southern Pines.

Southern Pines Age Dependency

80.7

Age Dependency Ratio

46.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Southern Pines Sex Ratio

Female8,22452.38%
Male7,47747.62%

Southern Pines Population by Age

Southern Pines Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,0802.1460.439.6
Married3,2752.8783.616.4
Non Family3,0051.142.157.9
Female6903.093070
Male1103.156040
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2.84

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

60.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Southern Pines Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Southern Pines Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Southern Pines Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.14%.

Southern Pines Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$53,831

Average Earnings

$66,080

Average Male

$35,490

Average Female

Southern Pines Earnings by Educational Attainment

Southern Pines Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Southern Pines Language

89.96% of Southern Pines residents speak only English, while 10.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.46% of the population.

Southern Pines Language

Southern Pines Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11,1717556.76%
Black1,96643522.13%
Hispanic1,22517414.2%
Multiple74913117.49%
Asian4669520.39%
Other4776112.79%
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9.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.25%

Male Poverty Rate

10.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Southern Pines

The race most likely to be in poverty in Southern Pines is Black, with 22.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Southern Pines is White, with 6.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.66%.

Southern Pines Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.14%
High School21.13%
Some College10.83%
Bachelors or Greater2.58%
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Southern Pines Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed61.23%
Female Unemployed25.58%
Female Employed7.75%
Male Employed2.82%
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Southern Pines Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Southern Pines Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Southern Pines Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Southern Pines Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Southern Pines Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Southern Pines Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Southern Pines Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,561

Number of Veterans

1,345

Male Veterans

216

Female Veterans

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Southern Pines Veterans by War

count

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Southern Pines Veterans by Age

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Southern Pines Veterans by Race

Southern Pines Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Southern Pines Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59%

Labor Force Participation

47.9%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Southern Pines Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Southern Pines Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Southern Pines Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

37.72%

Born in Southern Pines

94.77%

Native Born

5.23%

Foreign Born

2.85%

Non Citizen

2.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.77% of Southern Pines residents were born in the United States, with 37.72% having been born in North Carolina. 2.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Southern Pines Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202920,2225182.63%
202819,7045182.7%
202719,1865182.77%
202618,6685182.85%
202518,1505182.94%
202417,6325183.03%
202317,1145183.12%
202216,5965183.22%
202116,0783992.54%
202015,6799846.7%
201914,6953672.56%
201814,3282701.92%
201714,0583852.82%
201613,6732481.85%
201513,4252111.6%
201413,2142762.13%
201312,9382051.61%
201212,7331541.22%
201112,5791100.88%
201012,4691,55114.21%
200010,9181,78919.6%
19909,1295095.9%
19808,6202,68345.19%
19705,93773914.22%
19605,19892621.68%
19504,2721,04732.47%
19403,22570127.77%
19302,524
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Southern Pines Population by Year