Pinehurst, North Carolina

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
Village
Nickname(s): The Home of American Golf
Location in Moore County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Moore County and the state of North Carolina.
Coordinates: 35°11′46″N 79°27′51″W / 35.19611°N 79.46417°W / 35.19611; -79.46417Coordinates: 35°11′46″N 79°27′51″W / 35.19611°N 79.46417°W / 35.19611; -79.46417
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Moore
Founded 1895
Municipality 1980
Government
 • Mayor Virginia Fallon
Area
 • Total 14.9 sq mi (38.6 km2)
 • Land 14.3 sq mi (37.1 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Elevation 561 ft (171 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 13,124
 • Density 880/sq mi (340/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 28370, 28374 [2]
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-51940 [3]
GNIS feature ID 1021933 [4]
Website www.vopnc.org

Pinehurst is a village in Moore County, North Carolina, United States.[5] As of the 2010 census, the city population was 13,124.[1] It is home of the historic golf resort, Pinehurst Resort.

History[edit]

In 1895, James Walker Tufts purchased 500 acres (2.0 km2), and eventually purchased an additional 5,500 acres (22 km2), of land for approximately $1.25 per acre in the North Carolina Sandhills, with the vision of building a "health resort for people of modest means".[6]

Originally dubbed Tuftstown during development, Tuftstown became the village of Pinehurst, and home of the Pinehurst Resort. In 1980, the village became a municipality.[7]

The first golf course at Pinehurst Resort was laid out in 1897-1898. The first championship held at Pinehurst was United North and South Amateur Championship of 1901. The best known course, Pinehurst No. 2, was designed by Donald Ross and completed in 1907. The resort now has eight golf courses, three hotels, a spa, and extensive sports and leisure facilities.

In 1999, National Public Radio reported that many local business owners in Pinehurst were upset because the Pinehurst Resort was using lawsuits to prevent local businesses from using the term "Pinehurst" in the names of their businesses.[8] The village council sought a written guarantee from the Pinehurst Resort that it would not force any business in the village to remove the name "Pinehurst" from its name unless the business is a direct competitor. The request came a week later in a local newspaper. The village also sued the resort over control of the name shared between the resort and village.[9]

Geography[edit]

Pinehurst is located at 35°11′46″N 79°27′51″W / 35.19611°N 79.46417°W / 35.19611; -79.46417 (35.196053, -79.464109)[10]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 14.9 square miles (38.6 km²), of which, 14.3 square miles (37.1 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²) of it (3.89%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 9,706
2010 13,124 35.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 9,706 people, 4,510 households, and 3,310 families residing in the village. The population density was 676.9 people per square mile (261.3/km²). There were 5,668 housing units at an average density of 395.3 per square mile (152.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.31% White, 3.27% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

There were 4,510 households out of which 13.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.38.

In the village the population was spread out with 11.7% under the age of 18, 2.1% from 18 to 24, 16.7% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 42.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 60 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $58,950, and the median income for a family was $67,353. Males had a median income of $51,958 versus $32,181 for females. The per capita income for the village was $41,992. About 1.3% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Geographic Names Information System". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Tufts Archives; www.tuftsarchives.org
  7. ^ Village of Pinehurst History
  8. ^ Hosken, Chris (June 17, 1999). "Pinehurst". All Things Considered. National Public Radio. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ Village sues Pinehurst Inc over name; Associated Press.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ "Variety Kids Telethon On Channel 7 & wkbw.com". Retrieved 25 March 2012. 

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