Southern Pines, NC
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Southern Pines profile

Living in Southern Pines

Southern Pines is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 15,545 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Southern Pines is the 68th largest community in North Carolina.

Southern Pines home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Southern Pines real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Southern Pines is a military town: the armed forces employs 7.86% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Healthcare and Accommodation are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 14.98% and 12.61% of the civilian workforce respectively.

Of important note, Southern Pines is also a town of artists. Southern Pines has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Southern Pines’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.73% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Southern Pines is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Southern Pines, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Southern Pines is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.02% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Southern Pines in 2018 was $42,744, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,976 for a family of four. However, Southern Pines contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Southern Pines is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Southern Pines home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Southern Pines residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Southern Pines include English, German, Irish, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Southern Pines is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.