Pender County

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Pender County, North Carolina

PO Box 5
Burgaw, NC 28425
Phone: (910) 259-1200
Fax: (910) 259-1402
www.pender-county.com

On the southeastern shore of NC, north of Wilmington; organized Feb 16, 1875 from New Hanover County. Name Origin: For Gen. William Dorsey Pender (1834-63), officer in the Confederate Army killed at the Battle of Gettysburg

Area (sq mi):: 932.64 (land 870.67; water 61.97) Population per square mile: 53.30
Population 2005: 46,429 State rank: 53 Population change: 2000-20005 13.00%; 1990-2000 42.40% Population 2000: 41,082 (White 71.70%; Black or African American 23.60%; Hispanic or Latino 3.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 3.40%). Foreign born: 3.60%. Median age: 38.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,882; median household $35,902; Population below poverty level: 13.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,242-$21,489
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.30% Median travel time to work: 29.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 61.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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