Pender County, NC

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Population

57,630

2.26% growth

Poverty Rate

15.8%


Median Age

42.6


Median Household Income

$49,357

5.96% growth

Number of Employees

24,768

4.53% growth

Median Property Value

$167,200

4.3% growth

About

In 2017, Pender County, NC had a population of 57.6k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $49,357. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pender County, NC grew from 56,358 to 57,630, a 2.26% increase and its median household income grew from $46,580 to $49,357, a 5.96% increase.

The population of Pender County, NC is 74.5% White Alone, 15.6% Black or African American Alone, and 6.76% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Pender County, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Pender County, NC is $167,200, and the homeownership rate is 79.1%. Most people in Pender County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Pender County, NC is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Market Street in Wilmington, North Carolina in New Hanover County.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Pender County, NC employs 24.8k people. The largest industries in Pender County, NC are Retail Trade (3,549 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,287 people), and Construction (2,848 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,417), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,610), and Transportation & Warehousing ($53,455).

Median household income in Pender County, NC is $49,357. Males in Pender County, 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 Pender County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,357

2017 value

± $2,049

5.96%

1 Year Growth

± 6.1%

Households in Pender County, NC have a median annual income of $49,357, 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 $46,580 in 2016, which represents a 5.96% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pender County, 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 9201.02

  2. Census Tract 9202.02

  3. Census Tract 9202.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pender County, NC was Census Tract 9201.02 with a value of $88,519, followed by Census Tract 9202.02 and Census Tract 9202.03, with respective values of $78,061 and $59,350.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pender County, NC (8.88k out of 56.3k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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. White

    5,300 ± 529

  2. Black

    2,099 ± 326

  3. Hispanic

    1,224 ± 258

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

24.8k

2017 Value

± 1,039

4.53%

1 Year growth

± 5.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pender County, NC grew at a rate of 4.53%, from 23.7k employees to 24.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pender County, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,980 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,696 people), and Management Occupations (2,180 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pender County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pender County, NC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,980 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,696 people), and Management Occupations (2,180 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pender County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.27 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.82 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pender County, NC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,429), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($71,887), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,897).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.8k

2017 Value

± 1,039

4.53%

1 Year growth

± 5.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pender County, NC grew at a rate of 4.53%, from 23.7k employees to 24.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pender County, NC, are Retail Trade (3,549 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,287 people), and Construction (2,848 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Pender County, NC, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (3,549 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,287 people), and Construction (2,848 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pender County, NC has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.31 times higher than expected), Construction (1.84 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.69 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pender County, NC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($64,417), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,610), and Transportation & Warehousing ($53,455).

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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

87% of the population of Pender County, NC has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 2.71% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pender County, NC see 3201 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.11% increase from the previous year (2961 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2569 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1441 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

3,201 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pender County, NC see an average of 3,201 patients per year. This represents a 8.11% increase from the previous year (2,961 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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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

13%

Uninsured

40.8%

Employer Coverage

15%

Medicaid

12.2%

Medicare

16.2%

Non-Group

2.71%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pender County, NC declined by 14.7% from 15.2% to 13%.

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 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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Pender County, NC is home to a population of 57.6k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.19% of Pender County, NC residents were born outside of the country (2.42k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pender County, NC is composed of 42.9k White Alone residents (74.5%), 9.01k Black or African American Alone residents (15.6%), 3.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.76%), 1.19k Two or More Races residents (2.06%), 264 Asian Alone residents (0.458%), 196 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.34%), 92 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.16%), and 37 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0642%).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pender County, NC was 42.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Pender County, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Pender County, NC residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.19%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.42k people

3.91%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.2k people

As of 2017, 4.19% of Pender County, NC residents (2.42k 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 Pender County, NC was 3.91%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.2% of Pender County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pender County, NC was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    42.9k ± 56

  2. Black or African American Alone

    9.01k ± 334

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.9k ± 610

In 2017, there were 4.76 times more White Alone residents (42.9k people) in Pender County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.01k Black or African American Alone and 3.9k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Pender County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,594 ± 205

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    633 ± 145

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    531 ± 127

Pender County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pender County, NC was $167,200 in 2017, which is 0.728 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $160,300 to $167,200, a 4.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Pender County, NC is 79.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pender County, NC have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pender County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$167,200

2017 Median

± $5,913

$160,300

2016 Median

± $5,022

In 2017, the median property value in Pender County, NC grew to to $167,200 from the previous year's value of $160,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pender County, 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 Pender County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$49,357

Median Household Income

± $2,049

21.1k

Number of Households

± 893

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.1k households in Pender County, NC grew to $49,357 from the previous year's value of $46,580.

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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pender County, NC 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 range.

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Rent vs Own

79.1%

2017 Homeownership

77.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.1% of the housing units in Pender County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.6%.

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

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pender County, NC have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.53% of the workforce in Pender County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.3%

  2. Carpooled

    11.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.64%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pender County, NC was Drove Alone (81.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.4%) and those who Worked At Home (4.64%).

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 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, followed by 3 cars.

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