Burgaw, North Carolina Population 2024

3,402

Burgaw is a city located in Pender County North Carolina. Burgaw has a 2024 population of 3,402. It is also the county seat of Pender County.Burgaw is currently growing at a rate of 1.4% annually and its population has increased by 9.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,101 in 2020.

The average household income in Burgaw is $67,998 with a poverty rate of 21.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Burgaw is 44.1 years, 43.1 years for males, and 45.8 years for females.

Burgaw Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Burgaw was:

  • White: 52.76%
  • Black or African American: 35.55%
  • Two or more races: 6.52%
  • Other race: 4.49%
  • Native American: 0.56%
  • Asian: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
4.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
725.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
9.71% (301)
The current population of Burgaw, North Carolina is 3,402 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,101.

Burgaw, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,69252.76%
Black or African American1,14035.55%
Two or more races2096.52%
Other race1444.49%
Native American180.56%
Asian40.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Burgaw Population by Race

Burgaw Population Pyramid 2024

Burgaw Median Age

44.1

Total

43.1

Male

45.8

Female

Burgaw Adults

There are 2,621 adults, (671 of whom are seniors) in Burgaw.

Burgaw Age Dependency

64.5

Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Burgaw Sex Ratio

Female1,39643.53%
Male1,81156.47%

Burgaw Population by Age

Burgaw Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0782.4158.541.5
Married5252.6771.228.8
Non Family2991.1850.549.5
Female1632.9443.656.4
Male914.0238.561.5
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2.8

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

58.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Burgaw Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Burgaw Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Burgaw Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Burgaw Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,348

Average Earnings

$38,542

Average Male

$27,564

Average Female

Burgaw Earnings by Educational Attainment

Burgaw Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Burgaw Language

93.32% of Burgaw residents speak only English, while 6.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.27% of the population.

Burgaw Language

Burgaw Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black88636541.2%
White1,396936.66%
Multiple1686941.07%
Other1422316.2%
Hispanic1912312.04%
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21.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.67%

Male Poverty Rate

24.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Burgaw

The race most likely to be in poverty in Burgaw is Black, with 41.2% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burgaw is White, with 6.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.36%.

Burgaw Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade53.42%
High School11.48%
Some College9.07%
Bachelors or Greater5.95%
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Burgaw Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed72.06%
Female Unemployed26.55%
Female Employed22.51%
Male Employed0.53%
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Burgaw Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Burgaw Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Burgaw Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.7%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Burgaw Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Burgaw Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Burgaw Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Burgaw Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

144

Number of Veterans

129

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

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Burgaw Veterans by War

count

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Burgaw Veterans by Age

count

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Burgaw Veterans by Race

Burgaw Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burgaw Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

45.7%

Labor Force Participation

38.9%

Employment Rate

14.8%

Unemployment Rate

Burgaw Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Burgaw Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Burgaw Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.07%

Born in Burgaw

96.45%

Native Born

3.55%

Foreign Born

2.53%

Non Citizen

1.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.45% of Burgaw residents were born in the United States, with 67.07% having been born in North Carolina. 2.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Burgaw Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,637471.31%
20283,590471.33%
20273,543471.34%
20263,496471.36%
20253,449471.38%
20243,402471.4%
20233,355471.42%
20223,308471.44%
20213,2611605.16%
20203,101-1,061-25.49%
20194,162431.04%
20184,119340.83%
20174,085431.06%
20164,04250.12%
20154,037451.13%
20143,992270.68%
20133,965491.25%
20123,916180.46%
20113,898350.91%
20103,86352615.76%
20003,337
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Burgaw Population by Year