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Moore County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2016: 95,776 (49% urban, 51% rural); it was 74,769 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 17,320
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,726
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 24,143
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,494 (it was 6,570 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

33%

Land area: 698 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 137 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Moore County: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.2%), Educational, health and social services (12.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.1%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Moore County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (76.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (12.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  45.4 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years
Males: 45,342  (47.3%)
Females: 50,434  (52.7%)

Moore County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Moore County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $52,279 ($41,240 in 1999)

This county:

$52,279
North Carolina:

$50,584

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $703 (lower quartile is $417, upper quartile is $1,109)
This county:

$703
State:

$670


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $217,600 (it was $111,900 in 2000)
Moore:

$217,600
North Carolina:

$165,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $125,300 - $321,300

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $308,981
Here:

$308,981
State:

$235,833

Townhouses or other attached units: $238,079
Here:

$238,079
State:

$191,052

In 2-unit structures: $255,217
Here:

$255,217
State:

$221,545

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $92,297
Here:

$92,297
State:

$144,611

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,661
Here:

$131,661
State:

$188,356

Mobile homes: $62,602
Here:

$62,602
State:

$74,306
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,383
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $374

Institutionalized population: 693

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 67
  • Burglaries: 421
  • Thefts: 406
  • Auto thefts: 80

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 13
  • Assaults: 61
  • Burglaries: 439
  • Thefts: 394
  • Auto thefts: 81
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 782 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2007: 784 buildings, average cost: $219,800
  • 2008: 408 buildings, average cost: $259,900
  • 2009: 312 buildings, average cost: $233,100
  • 2010: 366 buildings, average cost: $201,900
  • 2011: 396 buildings, average cost: $195,500
  • 2012: 414 buildings, average cost: $260,000
  • 2013: 490 buildings, average cost: $257,400
  • 2014: 608 buildings, average cost: $205,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,422 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,276 (0.7%)

Moore County household income distribution in 2009 Moore County home values distribution Moore County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.2%
Moore County:

10.2%
North Carolina:

15.4%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.2% for Black residents, 32.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.4% for American Indian residents, 18.3% for other race residents, 44.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 45.4 years old
(Males: 44.8 years old, Females: 46.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.2 years old, Black residents: 37.2 years old, American Indian residents: 50.5 years old, Asian residents: 37.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18.7 years old, Other race residents: 45.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Moore County is $461 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $580 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $834 a month.

Cities in this county include: Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Aberdeen, Seven Lakes, Whispering Pines, Carthage, Robbins, Pinebluff, Taylortown, Vass.

Moore County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Moore County: Camp Steere (A), Camp Stewart (B), Hunters Dairy Farm (C), Outrigger Harbor (D), Wher-Rena Marina (E), Larkhaven Golf Club (F), Mallard Creek Community House (G), Buzzard Rock Overlook (H), West Pointe Business Park (I), Gateway Park (J), Berryhill Park (K), University Research Park (L), Sunset Hills Golf Club (M), Pleasant Hill (N), Pawtuckett Golf Course (O), Oakgrove (P), Moores Chapel (Q), McGuire Nuclear Station (R), Mallard Creek (S), Steele Creek Masonic Lodge 737 AF & AM (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Moore County include: Harrison Church (A), Hillside Church (B), Hopewell Church (C), Hunter Chapel (D), Independence Hill Church (E), Saint Johns Chapel Primitive Baptist Church (F), Jonahville Church (G), Temple Church (H), Lake View Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Beatties Ford Memorial Gardens (1), Berryhill Cemetery (2), Charlotte Memorial Gardens (3), Mount Olive Presbyterian Cemetery (4), Moores Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery (5), Woodland United Presbyterian Church Cemetery (6), George Elliott Family Slave Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: MacConnell Lake (A), Stillwell Lake (B), Kelly Lake (C), Crescent Pond (D), Hasting Lake (E), Dream Lake (F), Vance Pond Number Two (G), Vance Pond Number One (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ferrelltown Creek (A), Dixon Branch (B), Davidson Creek (C), Cane Creek (D), Beaverdam Creek (E), Wiley Branch (F), West Branch Rocky River (G), Walker Branch (H), Ticer Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Moore County include: Alexandriana Historic Site (1), General Davidson Memorial Historic Site (2), Cowans Ford Wildlife Refuge (3), Steele Creek Athletic Association Park (4), Steele Creek Elementary Park (5), Withers Creek Access Area (6), Stephens Road Nature Preserve (7), North Carolina State Wildlife Landing (8), Mecklenburg County Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Anson County , Beckham County, Oklahoma , Armstrong County, Texas , Carteret County , Harnett County , Transylvania County , Roberts County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,803
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 37.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,940 (46.7% naturalized citizens)

Moore County:

4.1%
Whole state:

7.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,099
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,027
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,457
  • 1980 to 1989: 578
  • 1970 to 1979: 269
  • Before 1970: 640
Note: State values scaled to Moore County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.1%

Moore County marital status for males Moore County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 31,945
  • One, attached: 1,417
  • Two: 881
  • 3 or 4: 1,975
  • 5 to 9: 1,587
  • 10 to 19: 202
  • 20 to 49: 675
  • 50 or more: 621
  • Mobile homes: 6,989

Housing units in Moore County with a mortgage: 16,115 (65 second mortgage, 2,311 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,998

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

63.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Moore County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,49089
Mainline Protestant12,67549
Catholic5,6533
Black Protestant4,07225
Other8754
None43,482-
Moore County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Moore County:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Moore County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 83
This county:

9.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Moore County:

10.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Moore County:

24.1%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.7%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Moore County:

Average size of farms: 123 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $111,017
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $916.27
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.62%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.96%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $95,442
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.71%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.14%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,526
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.80%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.43
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.32%
Corn for grain: 1345 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1256 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4847 harvested acres
Vegetables: 347 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 212 acres

Tornado activity:

Moore County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 4367983.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 19 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/10/1992, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Moore County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 197.1 miles away from Moore County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 166.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 156.1 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 183.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 72.1 miles away from Moore County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 322.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4285: October 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4285, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1448: December 12, 2002, FEMA Id: 1448, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North Carolina Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 24, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1312: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1312, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd & Irene, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to November 02, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1292: September 16, 1999, FEMA Id: 1292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to October 04, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3146: September 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3146, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 05, 1996 to October 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1134: September 06, 1996, FEMA Id: 1134, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1087: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 11, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3049: August 11, 1977, FEMA Id: 3049, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Moore County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
  • Apparel (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (36%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Colombia (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (3%)
  • Germany (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Moore County (%):

  • American (17%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Scottish (4%)
  • Italian (3%)

Moore County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 33,043 (86.3%)
  • Carpooled: 2,297 (6.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 323 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 843 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 1,864 (4.9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Moore County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 639 people in nursing homes
  • 572 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 210 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 117 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 38 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 25 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 19 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 15 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 10 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Moore County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 635 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 117 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 34 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 33 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,653.

6.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,271 average AGI)
Moore County:

0.14%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

2.94% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($20,462 average AGI)
3.71% relocated from other states ($34,742 average AGI)
Moore County:

3.71%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cumberland County, NC  0.46% ($76,987 average AGI)
from Hoke County, NC  0.28% ($40,267)
from Harnett County, NC  0.25% ($38,608)
from Richmond County, NC  0.25% ($35,190)
from Wake County, NC  0.23% ($69,813)
from Lee County, NC  0.19% ($36,817)
from Montgomery County, NC  0.13% ($28,953)


5.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.93%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,295 average AGI)
Moore County:

0.11%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

3.07% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($20,396 average AGI)
2.75% relocated to other states ($25,777 average AGI)
Moore County:

2.75%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, NC  0.34% ($41,264 average AGI)
to Wake County, NC  0.33% ($59,625)
to Lee County, NC  0.27% ($36,553)
to Hoke County, NC  0.23% ($31,147)
to Richmond County, NC  0.22% ($26,529)
to Randolph County, NC  0.16% ($41,120)
to Montgomery County, NC  0.15% ($37,857)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Moore County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Moore County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Moore County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Moore County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Moore County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 19,996 (17,516 aged, 2,480 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,155 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Moore County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,151)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (893)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (779)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (750)
  • Unspecified dementia (679)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (657)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (625)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (547)
  • Congestive heart failure (284)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (277)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.25
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,175
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 445
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 67,994

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,249
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,247
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 70.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 47.3
  • Other - 23.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 130.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 70.9
  • Poisoning - 41.8
  • Other - 18.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 95,776
  • In family households: 79,314 (13,235 male householders, 12,073 female householders)
    20,507 spouses, 27,442 children (26,143 natural, 864 adopted, 435 stepchildren), 2,392 grandchildren, 838 brothers or sisters, 1,049 parents, 634 other relatives, 1,144 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15,004 (5,365 male householders (4,908 living alone)), 8,113 female householders (7,502 living alone)), 1,526 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,458

Size of family households: 13,918 2-persons, 3,547 3-persons, 5,411 4-persons, 2,073 5-persons, 259 6-persons, 100 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,410 1-person, 1,068 2-persons.

13,231 married couples with children.
4,937 single-parent households (641 men, 4,296 women).

93.2% of residents of Moore speak English at home.
5.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $528,944,000 ($6,610 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $64,103,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $324,599,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $99,728,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,387,000
Federal grants: $73,658,000
Federal procurement contracts: $13,512,000 ($10,160,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $16,061,000 ($3,402,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $673,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $27,488,000
Federal Government insurance: $64,514,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,686
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,704
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +994
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +6,046
Here:

+74 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Moore County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.97 millions of gallons per day (44% from ground, 56% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,468
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,847
  • 2000 to 2009: 7,765
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,542
  • 1980 to 1989: 9,625
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,563
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,551
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,246
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,055
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,630
Note: State values scaled to Moore population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Moore County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Moore County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 842
  • 4 rooms: 1,756
  • 5 rooms: 4,695
  • 6 rooms: 7,287
  • 7 rooms: 5,285
  • 8 rooms: 4,033
  • 9+ rooms: 5,215
  • 1 room: 169
  • 2 rooms: 505
  • 3 rooms: 1,222
  • 4 rooms: 2,840
  • 5 rooms: 2,100
  • 6 rooms: 1,621
  • 7 rooms: 427
  • 8 rooms: 284
  • 9+ rooms: 505
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Moore County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Moore County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 500
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,145
  • 3 bedrooms: 17,824
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,721
  • 5+ bedrooms: 923
  • no bedroom: 169
  • 1 bedroom: 1,907
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,989
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,633
  • 4 bedrooms: 837
  • 5+ bedrooms: 138
Cars and other vehicles available in Moore County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Moore County population
  • no vehicle: 757
  • 1 vehicle: 8,318
  • 2 vehicles: 12,057
  • 3 vehicles: 5,318
  • 4 vehicles: 2,179
  • 5+ vehicles: 484
  • no vehicle: 1,363
  • 1 vehicle: 4,292
  • 2 vehicles: 2,552
  • 3 vehicles: 1,202
  • 4 vehicles: 212
  • 5+ vehicles: 52

89% of Moore County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in North Carolina.

Moore County:

88.7%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 50,436
  • Other state: 40,279
  • Northeast: 13,079
  • Midwest: 7,943
  • South: 13,195
  • West: 6,062

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Moore County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (81.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.1%)
  • Utility gas (5.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.3%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Electricity (85.5%)
  • Utility gas (5.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 671
Here:

7.2%
North Carolina:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 235
Here:

3.7%
North Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 726
Here:

17.7%
North Carolina:

17.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Moore County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $3,671,000
  • Construction - Other Higher Education: $1,070,000
    Air Transportation: $910,000
    Housing and Community Development: $373,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $80,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $87,836,000
    Health - Other: $65,564,000
    Other Higher Education: $24,889,000
    Police Protection: $4,968,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,943,000
    Liquor Stores: $4,814,000
    Sewerage: $4,540,000
    General - Other: $3,795,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,435,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,925,000
    Financial Administration: $2,493,000
    Water Utilities: $1,946,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,595,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,569,000
    Transit Utilities: $836,000
    Parks and Recreation: $527,000
    Libraries: $499,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $499,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,563,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $5,240,000
    Health - Other: $612,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $4,502,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Other Higher Education: $966,000
    Water Utilities: $699,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $613,000
    Transit Utilities: $250,000
    Health - Other: $206,000
    Police Protection: $164,000
    General - Other: $65,000
    Central Staff Services: $39,000
    Solid Waste Management: $39,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $32,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $95,184,000

Moore County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,536,000
    Higher Education - Other: $3,816,000
    All Other: $2,193,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,918,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,036,000
    Parks and Recreation: $128,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $67,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $14,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $925,000
    All Other: $409,000
    Education: $220,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,770,000
    Highways: $56,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,638,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $120,000
    Rents: $17,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $5,651,000
    Water Utilities: $2,801,000
    Transit Utilities: $595,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $83,257,000
    Health and Hospitals: $57,262,000
    Public Welfare: $6,545,000
    All Other: $2,700,000
    Housing and Community Development: $527,000
    General Local Government Support: $413,000
  • Tax - Property: $41,271,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $17,258,000
    NEC: $1,809,000
    Other License: $630,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $598,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $371,000

Moore County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,361,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,386,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,550,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $8,550,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,975,000

Moore County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,611,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,333,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,550,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,476
  • Number of aged recipients: 208
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,268
  • Number of recipients under 18: 251
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 840
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 385
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 642
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 573
Moore County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Moore County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Moore County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John68075.0 years
William62874.1 years
Mary57378.9 years
James57371.9 years
Robert43874.2 years
Charles28273.5 years
George24277.0 years
Margaret23980.3 years
Dorothy18378.6 years
Thomas17375.5 years
Most common last names in Moore County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith26075.2 years
Williams24874.2 years
Garner17674.7 years
Brown15976.4 years
Johnson15375.8 years
Maness15274.3 years
Thomas14575.7 years
Davis13477.1 years
Jones12975.4 years
Frye11475.8 years
Businesses in Moore County, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Marriott2
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets7
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's1Microtel1
AutoZone1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works1Nike8
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Best Western1Olive Garden1
Blockbuster1Outback1
Burger King1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet2Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A1Papa John's Pizza1
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske1
Comfort Inn1PetSmart1
Cracker Barrel1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen1Quiznos2
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid4
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts3SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx12Shoe Carnival1
Ford2Staples1
GNC3Starbucks1
GameStop1Subway6
Goodwill4T-Mobile1
H&R Block4T.J.Maxx1
Hardee's3Taco Bell1
Hilton2Talbots1
Holiday Inn1The Room Place1
Honda1Toyota1
Hyundai1True Value1
JoS. A. Bank1U-Haul8
Jones New York3U.S. Cellular3
KFC1UPS21
Kincaid1Verizon Wireless2
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture2Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Lowe's1

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