Pink Hill, situated in Lenoir County, is a small town made up of half a square mile.
August 29, 2017
Pink Hill received incorporation in 1915.
The median resident age in Pink Hill is 41 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 $25,000. The average price for a home in Pink Hill is about $106,000 (2015) which is $54,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Pink Hill is 52% White, 27% Black, 20% Hispanic, and 1% Two or more races. 76% of the population are high school graduates, with 22% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 49% are married, 12% are divorced, 1% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 31% that have never been married.
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Pink Hill belongs to Lenoir County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The county, named after William Lenoir, is part of the Kinston, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. In 1791, the county was formed from a part of Dobbs County. Lenoir County has a population of 60,000 and its largest city Kinston, with a population of 21,000, is the county seat.
Lenoir County borders Pitt, Jones, Craven, Duplin, Wayne, and Greene counties.
Lenoir County is made up of 403 square miles. 401 of which is land with the remaining 2 as water.
The population of Pink Hill, NC is about 550. The population has seen an overall increase since its founding, but the population is not as high as it was during its peak in the 1980s.
The elevation of Pink Hill, NC is 135 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Pink Hill, NC is 28572.
The area code for Pink Hill, NC is 252.
Historically speaking Pink Hill and Lenoir County have voted mostly Republican, with 51% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 44% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 51% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 5%.
The unemployment rate for Pink Hill is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction, education, and Other make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Free Press is primary newspaper that covers the Lenoir County area.