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The 2000 Census showed that Moore County had a population of 74,769 people. This represented 0.93% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 32nd most populous county (out of 100 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Moore had a population of 87,158 people. This is an increase of 16.57% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201088,247+18.03%+1.25% since 2009
200987,158+16.57%+1.31% since 2008
200886,031+15.06%+1.57% since 2007
200784,703+13.29%+2.4% since 2006
200682,718+10.63%+2.39% since 2005
200580,790+8.05%+1.65% since 2004
200479,482+6.3%+1.37% since 2003
200378,409+4.87%+1.07% since 2002
200277,579+3.76%+1.66% since 2001
200176,311+2.06%+2.06% since 2000
200074,769The Last Census

Moore County had 35,151 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Moore County has a total area<3> of 705 square miles [1,827 km²]. Of this total, 697 square miles [1,807 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.12%) being water (7.94 square miles [20.56 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Moore County had a population density of 107.2 people per square mile [41.37 people/km²], making it the state's 48th most densely populated county (out of 100 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Moore County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Moore and the state of North Carolina.

Click here for the Moore County QuickFact (QF-37125).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Moore County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Southern PinesQF-376312012,86210,91817.81%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Moore County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ChathamQF-37037   N64,77249,32931.31%
CumberlandQF-37051   E315,207302,9634.04%
HarnettQF-37085   E115,76191,02527.17%
HokeQF-37093   SE45,14833,64634.19%
LeeQF-37105   NE60,47749,04023.32%
MontgomeryQF-37123   W27,74526,8223.44%
RandolphQF-37151   NW142,151130,4548.97%
RichmondQF-37153   SW45,97046,564-1.28%
ScotlandQF-37165   S36,29235,9980.82%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Moore. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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