Calabash, North Carolina

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Comparative Profile of Calabash, North Carolina

Comparing Calabash to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 4
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 8
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
College Educated Adults 6 5
Median Family Income 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 5 7
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
People Living Alone 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
Affordability of Rents 4 4

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Calabash Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles SW of Wilmington, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Brunswick
Metro Area Wilmington
Standard Zip Codes 28467
Phone Area Codes 910
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.89
Longitude -78.568

Calabash Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 54.9 inches
Station CONWAY
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Distance 40 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 58 F
Apr Temp 52 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 55 to 77 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches
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Calabash Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 711 100%
Male 343 48.2%
Female 368 51.8%
Under 18 69 9.7%
18+ 642 90.3%
65+ 261 36.7%
Median Age 57.9
Average Family Size 2.32
White 663 93.2%
African-American 26 3.7%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 16 2.3%
Mixed Race 5 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 26 3.7%

Estimated Calabash Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 772
Growth 61
Growth % 8.6%

Calabash Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 18.2%
English 17.4%
German 14.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11%
US/American 9.1%
Italian 4.5%
African 3.8%
Scotch-Irish 3.8%
Polish 3.4%
Scottish 3.4%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Welsh 1.2%
Arab/Arabic 1.2%
Hungarian 1%
European 0.9%
Swiss 0.9%
Greek 0.7%
Portuguese 0.5%
Swedish 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Israeli 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Calabash, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Carolina Shor (28467)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Calabash 711 $38,403
Carolina Shores 1,482 $48,527
Holden Beach 787 $70,000
Oak Island 6,571 $48,775
Ocean Isle Beach 426 $65,625
Shallotte 1,381 $50,069
Sunset Beach 1,824 $57,019
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