Pinehurst, NC
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Pinehurst is a somewhat small village located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 15,752 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pinehurst is the 68th largest community in North Carolina.

Pinehurst real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Pinehurst house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Pinehurst is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.23% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pinehurst is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pinehurst who work in sales jobs (13.17%), management occupations (12.86%), and business and financial occupations (10.95%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Pinehurst. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.94% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Pinehurst is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Pinehurst really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Pinehurst perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Being a small village, Pinehurst does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Pinehurst. 56.02% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Pinehurst in 2010 was $49,503, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,012 for a family of four.

The people who call Pinehurst home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pinehurst residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pinehurst include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Pinehurst is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.