Southern Pines is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 13,539 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Southern Pines is the 72nd largest community in North Carolina.
Southern Pines real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Southern Pines house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Southern Pines, employing 6.60% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Healthcare and Accommodation industries employ 22.04% and 9.97% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
The citizens of Southern Pines are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.81% of adults in Southern Pines have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Southern Pines in 2010 was $37,429, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,716 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, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Southern Pines is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.