Holden Beach, North Carolina

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Holden Beach, North Carolina

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Holden Beach College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Holden Beach Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Holden Beach Well-Paid Single Women
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 7% Holden Beach Low Violent Crime
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Holden Beach Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 8% Holden Beach Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 9% Holden Beach Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Holden Beach People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Holden Beach, North Carolina

Comparing Holden 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
People Above Poverty 9 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Short Commute Times 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 10
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 10
Low Property Crime 1 2

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Holden Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 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 28462
Phone Area Codes 910
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.913
Longitude -78.304

Holden 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 15.8 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 LORIS 1 S
Distance 33.6 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 52.4 inches
Distance 33.7 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
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Holden Beach Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 787 100%
Male 386 49%
Female 401 51%
Under 18 94 11.9%
18+ 693 88.1%
65+ 202 25.7%
Median Age 55.4
Average Family Size 2.43
White 777 98.7%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Holden Beach Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 847
Growth 60
Growth % 7.6%

Holden 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 33.3%
German 17.6%
US/American 13.9%
Irish 4.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.9%
British 3.7%
Scottish 3.4%
Scotch-Irish 3.2%
Italian 2.8%
Polish 2%
Welsh 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
European 1.2%
Czech 0.9%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Russian 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Slovak 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Alsatian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Supply (28462)

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)
Holden Beach 787 $70,000
Bolivia 148 $35,625
Caswell Beach 370 $63,750
Oak Island 6,571 $48,775
Ocean Isle Beach 426 $65,625
Shallotte 1,381 $50,069
Sunset Beach 1,824 $57,019

Holden Beach Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(910) 755-8121
Emergency Service: Yes

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