Pender County NC Information


Pender County Subdivisions

Pender County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 59,850
Daytime Population: Workers 12,826
Daytime Population: Residents 32,526
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 45,352
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 58,760
Population in Familes 49,019
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,090
Population Density2 69
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $45,925
Average Household Income $65,175
Per Capita Income $25,785


Total Housing Units 30,093 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,340 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,928 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,825 (22.7%)
Median Home Value $185,973
Average Home Value $244,439


Total Households 23,268
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 16,481
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.9% 1.94%
Households 1.88% 1.93%
Families 1.73% 1.84%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.81%


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, 2017 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 # 47 54th
Population Density # 73 28th
Diversity Index # 58 43rd
Median Household Income # 32 69th
Per Capita Income # 26 75th

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