Pender County NC Information


Pender County Subdivisions

Pender County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 58,248
Population in Households 57,158
Population in Familes 47,778
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,090
Population Density1 67
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 22,611
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 16,056
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 29,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,957 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,654 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,930 (23.5%)
Median Home Value $176,853
Average Home Value $234,922


Median Household Income $43,448
Average Household Income $61,852
Per Capita Income $24,470
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.76% 1.91%
Households 1.71% 1.89%
Families 1.58% 1.81%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Pender County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pender County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 50 51st
Population Density1 # 74 27th
Diversity Index2 # 58 44th
Median Household Income # 40 61st
Per Capita Income # 28 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.