Comprehensive land use plan UPDATE

population by age

Current Population: 57,941 and growing!

  • ​Pender is the 5th fastest growing county in North Carolina
  • Pender is the 2nd fastest growing of the 20 coastal counties in North Carolina
  • The county has doubled in size since 1990 (pop. 29,000)
  • At this growth rate, the county can expect approximately 1,000 new residents per year
  • NEW CENSUS DATA: 2016 Population estimate is now 59,090!
  • School-aged​ population is the 3rd ranking segment in percentage growth.
  • Ages 65+ will see the largest increase between now and 2036: 82%

population data