Pine Level, NC

Pine Level, situated in Johnston County, is a small town made up of 1.1 square miles.

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The town was settled in the late 1860s. Pine Level was incorporated in 1872.


The median resident age in Pine Level is 36 years.

The median estimated household income is about $38,000 making it about $10,000 less than the North Carolina average.

The estimated per capita is about $22,000.

The average price for a home in Pine Level is about $130,000 (2015) which is $30,000 less than the North Carolina Average.

Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Pine Level is 70% White, 15% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 14% other.

81% of the population are high school graduates, with 19% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

43% are married, 16% are divorced, 3% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 32% that have never been married.

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Johnston County

Pine Level belongs to Johnston County in the east-central part of North Carolina.

The County, named for Governor Gabriel Johnston (1734-1752) has a population of 170,000 and is part of the Raleigh Metro Area. Smithfield, with a population of 13,000 is the county seat.

Johnston County was sliced from Craven County during the 1740's. Parts of the county were taken during the 1750's and 1770's to form Bladen, Granville, Orange, and Dobbs Counties.

And, during the 1850's more land was allocated to help form Wilson County.

Today, Johnston County consists of 796 square miles. 791 being land with the other four square miles making up water.


The population of Pine Level, NC is about 1,700.

The population has been steadily increasing since the 1980's.


The elevation of Pine Level, NC is 167 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Pine Level, NC is 27568.

Area Code

The area code for Pine Level, NC is 919.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Pine Level and Johnston County have voted mostly Republican, with 63% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election.

This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 64% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 33% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 3%.


The unemployment rate for Pine Level is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average. Construction, production, and sales make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Smithfield Herald and The Kenly News are the primary newspapers that cover the Johnston County area.


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