Pembroke, NC

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Population

3,059

1.7% growth

Poverty Rate

48.7%


Median Age

24.5


Median Household Income

$19,489

13.7% growth

Number of Employees

758

4.29% decline

Median Property Value

$79,400

21.1% decline

About

In 2017, Pembroke, NC had a population of 3.06k people with a median age of 24.5 and a median household income of $19,489. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pembroke, NC grew from 3,008 to 3,059, a 1.7% increase and its median household income grew from $17,147 to $19,489, a 13.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pembroke, NC are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (54.3%), White (Non-Hispanic) (19.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17.4%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.43%), and Some Other Race (Non-Hispanic) (2.62%). N/A% of the people in Pembroke, NC speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pembroke, NC are University of North Carolina at Pembroke (1,246 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Pembroke, NC is $79,400, and the homeownership rate is 32%. Most people in Pembroke, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Pembroke, NC is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Pembroke, NC employs 758 people. The largest industries in Pembroke, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (118 people), Educational Services (116 people), and Retail Trade (105 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($40,893), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,250), and Transportation & Warehousing ($37,250).

Median household income in Pembroke, NC is $19,489. Males in Pembroke, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Pembroke, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$19,489

2017 value

± $2,956

13.7%

1 Year Growth

± 19%

Households in Pembroke, NC have a median annual income of $19,489, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $17,147 in 2016, which represents a 13.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pembroke, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9605.03

  2. Census Tract 9605.02

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pembroke, NC was Census Tract 9605.03 with a value of $46,080, followed by Census Tract 9605.02 and N/A, with respective values of $18,179 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

48.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pembroke, NC (1.27k out of 2.61k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Native American

    655 ± 102

  2. White

    245 ± 86

  3. Black

    236 ± 81

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pembroke, NC is Native American, followed by White and Black.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

758

2017 Value

± 125

-4.29%

1 Year decline

± 23.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pembroke, NC declined at a rate of -4.29%, from 792 employees to 758 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pembroke, NC, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (112 people), Sales & Related Occupations (96 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (77 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pembroke, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pembroke, NC, by number of employees, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (112 people), Sales & Related Occupations (96 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (77 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pembroke, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.23 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.58 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.92 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pembroke, NC, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($68,125), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($59,583), and Management Occupations ($51,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

758

2017 Value

± 125

-4.29%

1 Year decline

± 23.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pembroke, NC declined at a rate of -4.29%, from 792 employees to 758 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pembroke, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (118 people), Educational Services (116 people), and Retail Trade (105 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pembroke, NC, though some of these residents may live in Pembroke, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Pembroke, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (118 people), Educational Services (116 people), and Retail Trade (105 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pembroke, NC has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.37 times higher than expected), Information (2.04 times), and Educational Services (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pembroke, NC, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($40,893), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,250), and Transportation & Warehousing ($37,250).

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Domestic Trade

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. $54.9B

  2. $41.2B

  3. $40B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($41.2B) and Machinery ($40B).

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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$443B

2020 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

42.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 42.7% to $632B by 2045.

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. $28.4B

  2. $28.1B

  3. $28B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $28.4B, followed by Virginia with $28.1B and Georgia and $28B.

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

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Health

88.9% of the population of Pembroke, NC has health coverage, with 34.9% on employee plans, 32.7% on Medicaid, 7.73% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 2.09% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pembroke, NC see 2485 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.97% increase from the previous year (2323 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4164 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 631 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,485 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Robeson County, NC see an average of 2,485 patients per year. This represents a 6.97% increase from the previous year (2,323 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.1%

Uninsured

34.9%

Employer Coverage

32.7%

Medicaid

7.73%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

2.09%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pembroke, NC declined by 25% from 14.8% to 11.1%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

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Diversity

Pembroke, NC is home to a population of 3.06k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.29% of Pembroke, NC residents were born outside of the country (70 people).

In 2017, there were 2.81 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.66k people) in Pembroke, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 591 White (Non-Hispanic) and 531 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

24

Median Native-Born Age

± 5.7

28

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pembroke, NC was 24.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 24, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 28. But people in Pembroke, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Pembroke, NC residents was 28.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.29%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

70 people

2.33%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

70 people

As of 2017, 2.29% of Pembroke, NC residents (70 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pembroke, NC was 2.33%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Pembroke, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pembroke, NC was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pembroke, NC

  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)

    1.66k ± 355

  2. White (Non-Hispanic)

    591 ± 267

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    531 ± 177

In 2017, there were 2.81 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.66k people) in Pembroke, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 591 White (Non-Hispanic) and 531 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    53 ± 38

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    14 ± 24

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    5 ± 18

Pembroke, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Pembroke, NC awarded 1,246 degrees. The student population of Pembroke, NC is skewed towards women, with 2,373 male students and 3,879 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pembroke, NC are White (537 and 43.7%), followed by Black or African American (420 and 34.2%), American Indian or Alaska Native (160 and 13%), and Hispanic or Latino (47 and 3.82%).

The largest universities in Pembroke, NC by number of degrees awarded are University of North Carolina at Pembroke (1,246 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pembroke, NC are Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (142 and 11.4%), General Health & Physical Education (128 and 10.3%), and General Biological Sciences (112 and 8.99%).

The median tuition costs in Pembroke, NC are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,602 and $15,193 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 142 degrees awarded

  2. 128 degrees awarded

  3. 112 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pembroke, NC was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 142 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Pembroke, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,246 degrees awarded

$3,602

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Pembroke, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Carolina at Pembroke with 1,246 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

414

Degrees Awarded to Men

832

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 414 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pembroke, NC, which is 0.498 times less than the 832 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Pembroke, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    537 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    420 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    160 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pembroke, NC were to White students. These 537 degrees mean that there were 1.28 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 420 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pembroke, NC was $79,400 in 2017, which is 0.346 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $100,600 to $79,400, a 21.1% decrease. The homeownership rate in Pembroke, NC is 32%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pembroke, NC have an average commute time of 14.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pembroke, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$79,400

2017 Median

± $13,253

$100,600

2016 Median

± $41,725

In 2017, the median property value in Pembroke, NC declined from to $79,400 from the previous year's value of $100,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pembroke, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pembroke, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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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.

$19,489

Median Household Income

± $2,956

995

Number of Households

± 130

In 2017, the median household income of the 995 households in Pembroke, NC grew to $19,489 from the previous year's value of $17,147.

The following chart displays the households in Pembroke, 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pembroke, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pembroke, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

32%

2017 Homeownership

26.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 32% of the housing units in Pembroke, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 26.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pembroke, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

14.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pembroke, NC have a shorter commute time (14.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Pembroke, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    90.3%

  2. Carpooled

    4.51%

  3. Walked

    2.32%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pembroke, NC was Drove Alone (90.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (4.51%) and those who Walked (2.32%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pembroke, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pembroke, NC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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