Pender County is located in the southeastern coast of North Carolina. The County Seat is Burgaw and the largest city is Burgaw . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.pendercountync.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 56,250 and the 2010 census population was 52,201. The land area is 869.80 square miles and there are 60 persons per square mile.
79.3% of the population is White, 17.3% is Black or African American, 6.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 86.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $155,600, there are 20,254 households, an average of 2.57 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,526, the median household income is $44,524, and 19.3% of the persons in Pender County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,892. Retail sales (in $1000) were $331,801, and sales per capita were $6,674. The percentage of black-owned firms is 10.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 32.3%.
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