With over 100,000 residents, Moore County was the 7th fastest growing county in NC in 2022. Moore County is a vibrant and diverse community with a highly educated population that has become increasingly attractive to younger residents and families.
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Major Industries & Employment
Moore County’s three largest industry sectors and their employment percentages (Q1 2022) include:
- Healthcare & Social Assistance – 29%
- Accommodation & Food Services – 16%
- Retail Trade – 15%
Our strong manufacturing industry employs nearly 6% of our private sector workforce. With our proximity to the world’s largest military installation in nearby Fayetteville, we also have a growing defense & military industry sector.
Moore County’s top 3 employers each employ more than 1,000 workers of the 36,000 total workforce:
- FirstHealth of Carolinas – +3,000 employees
- Moore County Schools – +1,000 employees
- Pinehurst, LLC – +1,000 employees
Property, Sales, Corporate Income, Personal Income
Moore County has the lowest real and personal (R&P) property tax rate in the 10-county region. Of the 44 states that levy a corporate income tax, NC has the lowest rate (which is scheduled to be eliminated entirely in 2030). Incorporated municipalities also levy R&P property taxes.
Moore County R&P property
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State & local sales
Average private-sector weekly wage
Our communities and businesses are consistently recognized for all the amenities and opportunities they have to offer.
Read more about the recent accolades we’ve received.
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