Pender County, NC

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2020 Population
61,891
2.47% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
42.7
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
14%
0.593% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$60,044
4.9% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$198,100
0.302% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Pender County, NC had a population of 61.9k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $60,044. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Pender County, NC grew from 60,399 to 61,891, a 2.47% increase and its median household income grew from $57,240 to $60,044, a 4.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pender County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.2%), Other (Hispanic) (4.79%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.44%), and White (Hispanic) (2.22%).

None of the households in Pender County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.7% of the residents in Pender County, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Pender County, NC was $198,100, and the homeownership rate was 80.6%.

Most people in Pender County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Pender County, NC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Pender County, NC is home to a population of 61.9k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.33% of Pender County, NC residents were born outside of the country (2.06k people).

In 2020, there were 5.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.5k people) in Pender County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.79k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.96k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2020 Citizenship
97.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.7% of Pender County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Pender County, NC was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pender County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    46.5k ± 74
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.79k ± 338
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    2.96k ± 399
7.3%
Hispanic Population
4.52k people

In 2020, there were 5.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.5k people) in Pender County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.79k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.96k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.3% of the people in Pender County, NC are hispanic (4.52k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pender County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.33%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.06k people
3.81%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.3k people

As of 2020, 3.33% of Pender County, NC residents (2.06k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pender County, NC was 3.81%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,698 ± 254
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,269 ± 258
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,018 ± 313

Pender County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Pender County, NC employs 27.3k people. The largest industries in Pender County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,792 people), Retail Trade (2,965 people), and Construction (2,654 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($121,071), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,347), and Public Administration ($55,556).

Occupations

27.3k
2020 Value
± 1,323
4.07%
1 Year growth
± 6.26%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pender County, NC grew at a rate of 4.07%, from 26.2k employees to 27.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pender County, NC, are Management Occupations (3,395 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,875 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,518 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pender County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

27.3k
2020 Value
± 1,323
4.07%
1 Year growth
± 6.26%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pender County, NC grew at a rate of 4.07%, from 26.2k employees to 27.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pender County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,792 people), Retail Trade (2,965 people), and Construction (2,654 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pender County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Pender County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,887
Median earning men ± $4,404
$30,243
Median earning women ± $2,237

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,924), Information ($65,705), and Public Administration ($55,642).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($113,561), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,266), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,715).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 362
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 231
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 198
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $53.9B
  2. $49B
  3. $48.7B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $53.9B, followed by Machinery ($49B) and Pharmaceuticals ($48.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$488B
2020 Value in North Carolina
$926B
Projected 2050 Value in North Carolina
89.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $488B. This is expected to increase 89.6% to $926B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $27B
  3. $18.5B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $35.1B, followed by Virginia with $27B and Georgia and $18.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pender County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 64.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.963%).

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.849% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.733% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.14M), Some college (1.89M), and Bachelors Degree (1.54M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Pender County, NC was $198,100 in 2020, which is 0.862 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $198,700 to $198,100, a 0.302% decrease. The homeownership rate in Pender County, NC is 80.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Pender County, NC have an average commute time of 31.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pender County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pender County, NC is $60,044. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pender County, NC was Census Tract 9202.02 with a value of $98,504, followed by Census Tract 9202.01 and Census Tract 9202.03, with respective values of $75,156 and $69,648.

Property

$198,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$10,501
$18,390
Median Property Taxes
±$1,017

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pender County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Pender County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

80.6%
Homeownership
2020
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 80.6% of the housing units in Pender County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9202.02
  2. Census Tract 9202.01
  3. Census Tract 9202.03

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pender County, NC was Census Tract 9202.02 with a value of $98,504, followed by Census Tract 9202.01 and Census Tract 9202.03, with respective values of $75,156 and $69,648.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pender County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$60,044
Median Household Income
± $2,197
22.8k
Number of Households
± 1,126

In 2020, the median household income of the 22.8k households in Pender County, NC grew to $60,044 from the previous year's value of $57,240.

The following chart displays the households in Pender County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pender County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2020 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.472
2019 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2020, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.395% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81%)
  2. Carpooled (9.74%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.47%)

In 2020, 81% of workers in Pender County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.74%) and those who worked at home (7.47%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pender County, NC have a longer commute time (31.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.15% of the workforce in Pender County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pender County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pender County, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pender County, NC (8.49k out of 60.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pender County, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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91% of the population of Pender County, NC has health coverage, with 40.4% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 18.2% on non-group plans, and 4.51% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Carolina was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Pender County, NC see 3453 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.71% decrease from the previous year (3586 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2742 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 985 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,453 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pender County, NC

Primary care physicians in Pender County, NC see an average of 3,453 patients per year. This represents a 3.71% decrease from the previous year (3,586 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pender County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 16% between 18 and 34 years, 42% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.98%
Uninsured
40.4%
Employer Coverage
15.9%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
18.2%
Non-Group
4.51%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pender County, NC declined by 12.2% from 10.2% to 8.98%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 66 in Pender County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 28.9% in Pender County, NC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.8% in Pender County, NC.

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