Pender County, NC

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2022 Population
61,592
2.71% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.6
0.235% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.7%
6.47% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$74,538
13.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$240,800
14.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pender County, NC had a population of 61.6k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $74,538. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pender County, NC grew from 59,964 to 61,592, a 2.71% increase and its median household income grew from $65,681 to $74,538, a 13.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pender County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (74%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.3%), Other (Hispanic) (4.93%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.92%), and White (Hispanic) (1.77%).

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.

97.9% of the residents in Pender County, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Pender County, NC was $240,800, and the homeownership rate was 82.3%.

Most people in Pender County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Pender County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pender County, NC is home to a population of 61.6k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.7% of Pender County, NC residents were born outside of the country (2.28k people).

In 2022, there were 5.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.6k people) in Pender County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.04k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Pender County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pender County, NC was 97.6%, 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)
    45.6k ± 459
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.17k ± 359
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3.04k ± 487
7.8%
Hispanic Population
4.8k people

In 2022, there were 5.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.6k people) in Pender County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.04k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.8% of the people in Pender County, NC are hispanic (4.8k 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

3.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.28k people
3.59%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.15k people

As of 2022, 3.7% of Pender County, NC residents (2.28k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pender County, NC was 3.59%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,544 ± 318
  2. Vietnam
    1,500 ± 221
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    922 ± 301

Pender County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pender County, NC employs 27.7k people. The largest industries in Pender County, NC are Retail Trade (3,340 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,308 people), and Construction (2,995 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($111,228), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($77,992), and Public Administration ($63,746).

Occupations

27.7k
2022 Value
± 1,405
4.42%
1 Year growth
± 6.82%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pender County, NC grew at a rate of 4.42%, from 26.6k employees to 27.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pender County, NC, are Management Occupations (3,471 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,030 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,482 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

27.7k
2022 Value
± 1,405
4.42%
1 Year growth
± 6.82%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pender County, NC grew at a rate of 4.42%, from 26.6k employees to 27.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pender County, NC, are Retail Trade (3,340 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,308 people), and Construction (2,995 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

$49,585
Median earning men ± $3,724
$34,857
Median earning women ± $2,540

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($81,927), Information ($75,328), and Public Administration ($64,259).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,554), Public Administration ($53,917), and Wholesale Trade ($50,341).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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

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Civics

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%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd 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 14 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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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd 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 14 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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pender County, NC was $240,800 in 2022, which is 0.854 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $210,600 to $240,800, a 14.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Pender County, NC is 82.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pender County, NC have an average commute time of 31.2 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 $74,538. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pender County, NC was Census Tract 9202.02 with a value of $108,326, followed by Census Tract 9202.03 and Census Tract 9202.01, with respective values of $95,750 and $87,770.

Property

$240,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,650
$19,143
Median Property Taxes
±$1,033

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.

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Rent vs Own

82.3%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 82.3% of the housing units in Pender County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.4%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pender County, NC was Census Tract 9202.02 with a value of $108,326, followed by Census Tract 9202.03 and Census Tract 9202.01, with respective values of $95,750 and $87,770.

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

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$74,538
Median Household Income
± $4,322
23.3k
Number of Households
± 1,208

In 2022, the median household income of the 23.3k households in Pender County, NC grew to $74,538 from the previous year's value of $65,681.

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
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.7%)
  3. Carpooled (10.1%)

In 2022, 77.6% of workers in Pender County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.7%) and those who carpooled to work (10.1%).

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

31.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pender County, NC have a longer commute time (31.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.01% 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

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pender County, NC (7.05k out of 60.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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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Health

90.7% of the population of Pender County, NC has health coverage, with 40.1% on employee plans, 13.4% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 19.7% on non-group plans, and 5.04% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pender County, NC see 3153 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.69% decrease from the previous year (3453 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2940 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,153 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pender County, NC

Primary care physicians in Pender County, NC see an average of 3,153 patients per year. This represents a 8.69% decrease from the previous year (3,453 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 16.2% between 18 and 34 years, 41.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.28%
Uninsured
40.1%
Employer Coverage
13.4%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
19.7%
Non-Group
5.04%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pender County, NC declined by 2.97% from 9.56% to 9.28%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pender County, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 48.5 in Pender County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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 33.9% in Pender County, NC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.4% in Pender County, NC.

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