Pinehurst, a small city in North Carolina, has a population of just over 15,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (39%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 51, skew notably older than most cities in North Carolina. Only 20% of residents rent in Pinehurst, as most own their homes. With an average rent of $1,462 a month, exceeding the state average by $531/month, relatively high rent costs could be a factor in the higher levels of ownership.
There are two primary industries in Pinehurst: healthcare and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 11% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 6% of residents work in management, making it the top profession in the city. Pinehurst workers earn an average annual income of nearly $91K, about $23,000 more than their peers elsewhere in the state. Pinehurst's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Pinehurst has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 15% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 25% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
Pinehurst has an average commute time of about 25 minutes. Driving is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 30% of residents, while public transit isn't used. A small percentage of residents commute to work on foot.
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