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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Pumpkin Center is a town in North Carolina with a population of 1,708. Pumpkin Center is in Onslow County. Living in Pumpkin Center offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Pumpkin Center and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Pumpkin Center are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,106
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    18%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    47%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Pumpkin Center

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,016
National
$55,322
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Pumpkin Center Reviews

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The Housing in this area is catered to the military community, and sense most people in this area aren't here long, most houses and apartments are for rent. This creates a lot of competition keeping the prices low. The prices are also catered to the military "basic allowance for housing." There's houses in town, houses 20 to 30 minutes away with lots of land, new neighborhoods for custom builds, lots of apartments, and lots of town houses.
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This area has double or even triple of every store or restaurant you could think of, the problem is tens of thousands of people live here and the two main roads are only 2 lanes which causes heavy traffic. And since most people in this area are military everyone gets off work at the same time and live the same schedule. So after 1630 on weekdays its impossible to get anywhere and same on the weekends.
Given all the military in the area you feel very safe and theres a general respect for one another. I mean you'll always have the people that commit crimes but in this area the majority of people do not. And given all the young marines experiencing freedom for the first time, police are always trying around and on the move, but mostly for traffic violations.