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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Pender County is located in North Carolina with a population of 57,630. Living in Pender County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Pender County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Pender County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$828
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Pender County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    139
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    63.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    61.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    694.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,662.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    108.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Pender County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,357
National
$55,322

Pender County Reviews

3 reviews
Quiet country life, family oriented rural town. Small, quaint town. Abundant in farm life. If you enjoy quiet life with an occasional host of event then this is the town for you.
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The area is super rural still and laid back. A great small town! Perfect for a family to settle down as well as conveniently close to Wilmington.
It's a little empty, but it's a very home-like county. There are a good bit of places to go to eat and a few places to shop, but if you need big stores, two big cities are on either side.