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Time Zone: Pender County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Burgaw is the Seat for Pender County.

Pender County was founded in 1875 and was created by taking area from New HanoverCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Pender had a population of 52,378 people. This is an increase of 27.5% since the last Census (which gave a population of 41,082 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Pender represented 0.51% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 58th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201052,217+27.1%-0.31% since 2009
200952,378+27.5%+2.23% since 2008
200851,234+24.71%+3.05% since 2007
200041,082The Last Census

More information can be found on the Pender County Census Page for Pender County.


Below are some of the communities located in Pender County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Pender County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Burgaw   4,3713,33730.99% increase  
Topsail Beach   58147123.35% increase  
Saint Helena   53039534.18% increase  
Atkinson   27323615.68% increase  
Watha   25315167.5% increase  

Websites for Pender County

Official Website:   www.pender-county.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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