Southern Pines, North Carolina Population 2021

15,371
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Southern Pines is a city located in Moore County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 15,371, it is the 65th largest city in North Carolina and the 2279th largest city in the United States . Southern Pines is currently growing at a rate of 2.38% annually and its population has increased by 24.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,334 in 2010. Southern Pines reached it's highest population of 15,371 in 2021. Spanning over 17 miles, Southern Pines has a population density of 902 people per square mile.

The average household income in Southern Pines is $92,746 with a poverty rate of 14.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $912 per month, and the median house value is $289,700. The median age in Southern Pines is 42.8 years, 38.8 years for males, and 48.4 years for females.

Southern Pines Demographics

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

  • White: 73.70%
  • Black or African American: 20.89%
  • Asian: 2.43%
  • Other race: 1.35%
  • Two or more races: 1.15%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.24%
The current population of Southern Pines, North Carolina is 15,371 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,300.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,334.

Southern Pines, North Carolina Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021105,0302,0751.98%
2020102,9552,0752.02%
2019100,8802,0752.06%
201898,8051,4371.45%
201797,3681,9632.02%
201695,4051,3921.46%
201594,0131,1971.27%
201492,8161,4501.56%
201391,3661,1751.29%
201290,1919291.03%
201189,2626680.75%
201088,5940.00%

Southern Pines Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,33473.70%
Black or African American2,92920.89%
Asian3412.43%
Some Other Race1891.35%
Two or More Races1611.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander340.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.24%
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Southern Pines Population by Race

Southern Pines Population Pyramid $2021

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Southern Pines Median Age

42.8


Total

38.8


Male

48.4


Female

Southern Pines Adults

There are 11,389 adults, (3,808 of whom are seniors) in Southern Pines.

Southern Pines Age Dependency

85

Age Dependency Ratio

50.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Southern Pines Sex Ratio

Female

7,818

55.76%

Male

6,204

44.24%

Southern Pines Population by Age

Southern Pines Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Southern Pines Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.7%16.3%
Male73.3%26.7%
All55.3%44.7%
Non Family37.9%62.1%
Female23.6%76.4%

55.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Southern Pines Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3212.1255.3
Non Family2,8161.1437.9
Married2,4622.8283.7
Female8002.9923.6
Male2433.5373.3

2.82

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

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Southern Pines Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4123.90%
9th to 12th Grade3813.61%
High School Graduate1,42313.47%
Some College2,00618.99%
Associates Degree9048.56%
Bachelors Degree3,10929.44%
Graduate Degree2,32622.02%
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Southern Pines Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Southern Pines Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,9197,6134,867
Black1,9041,554196
Hispanic372342165
Asian215116108
Other Race959124
2+ Races898965
Native American342616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 73.03%.

Southern Pines Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,267$53,519$30,833
Less Than 9th Grade$22,462$25,559$
High School Graduate$21,759$40,972$19,217
Some College$26,731$32,783$22,909
Bachelors Degree$59,904$77,631$49,801
Graduate Degree$69,934$102,952$50,071

$42,267

Average Earnings

$53,519

Average Male

$30,833

Average Female

Southern Pines Earnings by Educational Attainment

Southern Pines Language by Age

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Southern Pines Language

92.83% of Southern Pines residents speak only English, while 7.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.93% of the population.

Southern Pines Language

Southern Pines Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,8051,04537.25%
White9,5349059.49%
Hispanic593569.44%
Multiple161138.07%
Other18942.12%
Native10440.00%

14.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.54%

Male Poverty Rate

17.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Southern Pines

The race most likely to be in poverty in Southern Pines is Native, with 40.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Southern Pines is Other, with 2.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.25%.

Southern Pines Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.24%
High School21.40%
Some College17.74%
Bachelors or Greater5.02%

Southern Pines Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed63.00%
Male Unemployed57.36%
Female Employed11.06%
Male Employed3.20%

Southern Pines Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Southern Pines Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,843$92,746
Families$82,944$126,920
Married Families$126,181-
Non Families$38,362$49,179
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Income by Household Type

Southern Pines Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

39.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Southern Pines Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Southern Pines Marital Status by Race

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Southern Pines Marital Status

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1,331

Number of Veterans

1,107

Male Veterans

224

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War454
Second Gulf War373
Vietnam352
World War II146
Korea111

Southern Pines Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+374
35 to 54365
65 to 74295
55 to 64256
18 to 3441

Southern Pines Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,24115.54%
Black451.93%
Hispanic318.52%
2+ Races2929.29%
Asian166.45%

Southern Pines Veterans by Race

Southern Pines Veterans by Education

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3.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Southern Pines Veterans by Education

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56.5%

Labor Force Participation

48.2%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Southern Pines Employment by Age

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Southern Pines Employment by Race

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Southern Pines Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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41.98%

Born in Southern Pines

94.69%

Native Born

5.31%

Foreign Born

2.46%

Non Citizen

2.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.69% of Southern Pines residents were born in the United States, with 41.98% having been born in North Carolina. 2.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Southern Pines Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,3713572.38%
202015,0143572.44%
201914,6573572.50%
201814,3002511.79%
201714,0493912.86%
201613,6582481.85%
201513,4102091.58%
201413,2012752.13%
201312,9262051.61%
201212,7211531.22%
201112,5681090.87%
201012,4591,5411.33%
200010,9181,7891.81%
19909,1295090.58%
19808,6202,6833.80%
19705,9377391.34%
19605,1989261.98%
19504,2721,0472.85%
19403,2257012.48%
19302,5240.00%

Southern Pines Population by Year