Pembroke, North Carolina Population 2024

2,836

Pembroke is a city located in Robeson County North Carolina. Pembroke has a 2024 population of 2,836. Pembroke is currently growing at a rate of 0.14% annually and its population has increased by 0.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,820 in 2020.

The average household income in Pembroke is $35,693 with a poverty rate of 40.67%. The median age in Pembroke is 24 years: 22.2 years for males, and 29.1 years for females.

Pembroke Demographics

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

  • Native American: 64.19%
  • Black or African American: 19.92%
  • White: 10.63%
  • Two or more races: 4.41%
  • Other race: 0.53%
  • Asian: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
892.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.57% (16)
The current population of Pembroke, North Carolina is 2,836 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,820.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American1,81864.19%
Black or African American56419.92%
White30110.63%
Two or more races1254.41%
Other race150.53%
Asian90.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Native American

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pembroke Population by Race

Pembroke Population Pyramid 2024

Pembroke Median Age

24

Total

22.2

Male

29.1

Female

Pembroke Adults

There are 2,187 adults, (354 of whom are seniors) in Pembroke.

Pembroke Age Dependency

54.5

Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Pembroke Sex Ratio

Female1,45251.27%
Male1,38048.73%

Pembroke Population by Age

Pembroke Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0372.2728.471.6
Non Family5201.1820.479.6
Female2943.3121.178.9
Married1713.3164.335.7
Male523.7732.767.3

3.21

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

28.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pembroke Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade13910.42%
Associates Degree14911.17%
Bachelors Degree15411.54%
Graduate Degree957.12%
High School Graduate38929.16%
Less Than 9th Grade1178.77%
Some College29121.81%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pembroke Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pembroke Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Native American1,030843176
White1348425
Black1129720
2+ Races302613
Hispanic262615
Other Race151515
Asian990

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

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

Pembroke Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$45,938$36,250$46,932
Graduate Degree$69,519$84,250$66,429
High School Graduate$26,510$26,500$26,513
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$34,257$36,696$30,985
Some College$32,277$36,250$28,846

$34,257

Average Earnings

$36,696

Average Male

$30,985

Average Female

Pembroke Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pembroke Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pembroke Language

98.13% of Pembroke residents speak only English, while 1.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.94% of the population.

Pembroke Language

Pembroke Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native1,80262834.85%
Black28520672.28%
White1506442.67%
Multiple835768.67%

40.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.28%

Male Poverty Rate

43.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pembroke

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pembroke is Black, with 72.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pembroke is Native, with 34.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 51.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 61.26%.

Pembroke Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade60.17%
High School33.69%
Some College20.58%
Bachelors or Greater10.42%

Pembroke Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed21.54%
Male Employed6.47%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Pembroke Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pembroke Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$39,241$52,684
Households$23,107$35,693
Married Families$87,708$-999,999,999
Non Families-$16,822

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pembroke Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

18.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

20.1%

Male Marriage Rate

16.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Pembroke Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pembroke Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Pembroke Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pembroke Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

66

Number of Veterans

56

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War32
Vietnam18
Second Gulf War10
Korea0
World War II0

Pembroke Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5428
55 to 6420
65 to 7413
75+5
18 to 340

Pembroke Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Native American413.37%
Black193.51%
2+ Races65.56%
Hispanic412.12%

Pembroke Veterans by Race

Pembroke Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

33.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.3%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pembroke Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

38.6%

Labor Force Participation

36.7%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Pembroke Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pembroke Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pembroke 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

83.51%

Born in Pembroke

99.08%

Native Born

0.92%

Foreign Born

0.78%

Non Citizen

0.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.08% of Pembroke residents were born in the United States, with 83.51% having been born in North Carolina. 0.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Pembroke Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,85640.14%
20282,85240.14%
20272,84840.14%
20262,84440.14%
20252,84040.14%
20242,83640.14%
20232,832150.53%
20222,817130.46%
20212,804-16-0.57%
20202,820-139-4.7%
20192,959-45-1.5%
20183,004-26-0.86%
20173,030-22-0.72%
20163,052-24-0.78%
20153,076-1-0.03%
20143,077-18-0.58%
20133,09500%
20123,09590.29%
20113,086130.42%
20103,07300%

Pembroke Population by Year