Community Profile

With over 100,000 residents, Moore County was the 10th fastest growing county in NC in 2023. Moore County is a vibrant and diverse community with a highly educated population that has become increasingly attractive to younger residents and families.

We encourage you to explore these sources for more data and information about our community:

  • Access NC – NC’s official labor market data source
  • US Census Bureau – The nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.
  • US Bureau of Labor Statistics – The principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

Population

106,898

Population Estimate
(2023)

Source: US Census Bureau

179,890

Projected Population
(2050)

Source: NC Office of Budget & Management

3.5 Million

60 mile radius
Population (2028)

Source: AccessNC

Demographics

42.3

Median Age
(2022)

Source: US Census Bureau

38.8

Median Age of Workers
Ages 16-64 (2022)

Source: US Census Bureau

Education

96%

% of Residents with a High School Degree or higher (2022)

Source: US Census Bureau

40%

% of Residents with a Bachelor Degree or higher (2022)

Source: US Census Bureau

Income

$85,382

Median Household Income (2022)

Source: US Census Bureau

$102,593

Mean Household Income (2022)

Source: US Census Bureau

Housing

44,625

Number of Households (2022)

Source: US Census Bureau

2.34

Average Household Size (2022)

Source: US Census Bureau

$338,800

Median Value of Owner-Occupied Housing Units (2022)

Source: US Census Bureau

77.3%

% of Owner Occupied Housing Units (2022)

Source: US Census Bureau

Major Industries & Employment

Moore County’s three largest private industry sectors and their employment percentages (2022) include:

  • Healthcare & Social Assistance – 28%
  • Accommodation & Food Services – 17%
  • Retail Trade – 14%

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 42,000+ total workforce (2022):

  • FirstHealth of Carolinas – +3,000 employees
  • Moore County Schools – +1,000 employees
  • Pinehurst, LLC – +1,000 employees

Tax Snapshot

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.

Taxes

$.33

Moore County R&P property
tax rate (per $100)

2.5%

NC corporate income
tax rate

4.5%

NC personal income
tax rate

7.00%

State & local sales
tax rate

Wages

$964

Average private-sector weekly wage
(Q3 2023)

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Accolades

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.

ACCOLADES

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