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Pender County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 869.8 square miles
Population Density 60 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 55,334
Population change 6%
Under 5 years of age 5.6%
Under 18 22.4%
65 and over 16.7%
Females 50.1%
White 79.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 6.3
Asian 0.7%
Two or more races 1.8%
Black or African American 17.3%
Native American 0.8%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 87%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 21.7%
Veterans 4,856
Households and Housing
Households 20,254
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 87%
Median household income $44,524
The per capita income $23,526
Live below the poverty line. 19.3%
housing units 26,744
Multi-unit structures 7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $155,600
Residents owning their homes. 77.3%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 4,892
Women-owned firms 32.3%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 10.4%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $331,801
Retail sales per capita $6,674
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $583,880