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Time Zone: Moore County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Carthage is the Seat for Moore County.

Moore County was founded in 1784 and was created by taking area from CumberlandCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Moore had a population of 87,158 people. This is an increase of 16.57% since the last Census (which gave a population of 74,769 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Moore represented 0.93% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 32nd most populous county (out of 100 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
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% 
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200074,769The Last Census

More information can be found on the Moore County Census Page for Moore County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Moore County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Moore County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Southern Pines   12,86210,91817.81% increase  
Pinehurst   12,4429,70628.19% increase  
Aberdeen   5,8103,40070.9% increase  
Whispering Pines   2,1692,0903.78% increase  
Carthage   2,0701,87110.64% increase  

Websites for Moore County

Official Website:   www.co.moore.nc.us/

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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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