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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+
Moore County is located in North Carolina with a population of 94,191. Moore County is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Moore County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Moore County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Moore County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$207,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$838
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Moore County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    88.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    56.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    366.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,839.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Moore County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,468
National
$55,322

Moore County Reviews

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Moore County is a wonderful place to live. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. There is such a sense of community in the county and all of the encompassing towns.
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