Carolina Beach, North Carolina

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina

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High Points

Carolina Beach strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 6% Carolina Beach Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Carolina Beach Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Carolina Beach Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 14% Carolina Beach Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Carolina Beach College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Comparing Carolina Beach 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
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Age of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 5 1
Senior Citizens 3 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
Median Family Income 7 7
People Above Poverty 6 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 9
People Living Alone 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 2
Affordability of Rents 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 2 5
Low Property Crime 1 4

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Carolina Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles S of Wilmington, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina
County New Hanover
Metro Area Wilmington
Standard Zip Codes 28428
Phone Area Codes 910
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.035
Longitude -77.893

Carolina Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 71 F
Jul Temp 70 to 88 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 60.9 inches
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 56 F
Apr Temp 51 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 54 to 76 F
Annual Precip 57 inches
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 58.4 inches
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Carolina Beach Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,701 100%
Male 2,392 50.9%
Female 2,309 49.1%
Under 18 694 14.8%
18+ 4,007 85.2%
65+ 595 12.7%
Median Age 43.6
Average Family Size 2.59
White 4,557 96.9%
African-American 56 1.2%
Asian 21 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 28 0.6%
Other 8 0.2%
Mixed Race 31 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 36 0.8%

Estimated Carolina Beach Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,388
Growth 687
Growth % 14.6%

Carolina Beach 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
English 17.3%
US/American 16.1%
German 15.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
Irish 10.4%
Scottish 5.3%
Italian 4.9%
Scotch-Irish 4.3%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Polish 2.7%
European 1.8%
Dutch 1.3%
French Canadian 1.2%
Swedish 1.2%
Hungarian 1%
Welsh 0.8%
Russian 0.4%
Turkish 0.3%
British 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Carolina Beach 4,701 $44,882
Bald Head Island 173 $56,964
Boiling Spring Lakes 2,972 $40,810
Caswell Beach 370 $63,750
Kure Beach 1,507 $55,875
Southport 2,351 $45,714
Wrightsville Beach 2,593 $71,641
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