Pender County, North Carolina Population 2024

71,067

Pender County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 71,067 with a growth rate of 3.9% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pender County, North Carolina is the 39th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 52,415 and has seen a growth of 35.59% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202984,3922,6653.26%
202881,7272,6653.37%
202779,0622,6653.49%
202676,3972,6653.61%
202573,7322,6653.75%
202471,0672,6653.9%
202368,4022,6654.05%
202265,7372,6654.23%
202163,0722,4304.01%
202060,642-2,404-3.81%
201963,0469251.49%
201862,1211,3342.19%
201760,7871,9583.33%
201658,8291,3662.38%
201557,4631,5322.74%
201455,9311,1272.06%
201354,8041,0742%
201253,7305501.03%
201153,1807651.46%
201052,415
199028,8556,64029.89%
198022,2154,06622.4%
197018,149-359-1.94%
196018,508850.46%
195018,4237134.03%
194017,7102,02412.9%
193015,6868986.07%
192014,788-683-4.41%
191015,4712,09015.62%
190013,3818676.93%
189012,514460.37%
188012,468-71,924-85.23%
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2024 Growth Rate
3.9% (2,665)
County Website
Pender County
County Seat
2010 Population
52,415
Area
870 mi²
Density
82 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
35.59% (18,652)
Founded
1875

Pender County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White46,69675.82%
Black or African American8,17113.27%
Other race3,2035.2%
Two or more races2,9974.87%
Asian3180.52%
Native American1770.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander300.05%
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White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pender County, North Carolina Population by Race

Pender County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Pender County, North Carolina Median Age

42.6

Total

40.6

Male

44.1

Female

Pender County, North Carolina Adults

There are 47,989 adults, (11,090 of whom are seniors) in Pender County, North Carolina.

Pender County, North Carolina Age Dependency

66.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Pender County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female30,33449.25%
Male31,25850.75%

Pender County, North Carolina Population by Age

Pender County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All23,2582.682.317.7
Married12,7313.1591.38.7
Non Family7,3621.1972.927.1
Female2,2613.5572.427.6
Male9043.9157.542.5
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3.17

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

82.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pender County, North Carolina 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

Pender County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pender County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 60%.

Pender County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,949

Average Earnings

$55,078

Average Male

$36,547

Average Female

Pender County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pender County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pender County, North Carolina Language

92.91% of Pender County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.17% of the population.

Pender County, North Carolina Language

Pender County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White44,8253,3747.53%
Black7,7271,81423.48%
Hispanic4,7711,46730.75%
Other3,2011,01331.65%
Multiple2,91334311.77%
Native1595836.48%
Asian318247.55%
Islander301860%
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11.7%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.07%

Male Poverty Rate

12.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pender County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pender County, North Carolina is Islander, with 60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pender County, North Carolina is White, with 7.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.65%.

Pender County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.16%
Some College10.87%
High School9.11%
Bachelors or Greater4.05%
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Pender County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed36.77%
Female Unemployed16.97%
Female Employed8.21%
Male Employed4.96%
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Pender County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pender County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pender County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Pender County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pender County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pender County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pender County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,960

Number of Veterans

4,417

Male Veterans

543

Female Veterans

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Pender County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Pender County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Pender County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Pender County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pender County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Pender County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pender County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pender County, North Carolina 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

54.5%

Born in Pender County, North Carolina

96.3%

Native Born

3.7%

Foreign Born

2.09%

Non Citizen

1.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.3% of Pender County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 54.5% having been born in North Carolina. 2.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pender County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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