Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina

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Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Lake Waccamaw Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Lake Waccamaw Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Lake Waccamaw College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Lake Waccamaw Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina

Comparing Lake Waccamaw 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
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Racial Diversity 8 3
Male Share of the Population 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 5 6
People Above Poverty 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 8
People Living Alone 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Affordability of Rents 3 3

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Lake Waccamaw Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles W of Wilmington, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 100 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Columbus
Standard Zip Codes 28450
Phone Area Codes 910
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.318
Longitude -78.5

Lake Waccamaw Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Distance 21.1 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
Distance 33.3 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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Lake Waccamaw Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,411 100%
Male 658 46.6%
Female 753 53.4%
Under 18 281 19.9%
18+ 1,130 80.1%
65+ 377 26.7%
Median Age 47.8
Average Family Size 2.67
White 1,138 80.7%
African-American 224 15.9%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 32 2.3%
Other 8 0.6%
Mixed Race 8 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.6%

Estimated Lake Waccamaw Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,460
Growth 49
Growth % 3.5%

Lake Waccamaw 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
US/American 40.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.9%
English 11.8%
Irish 5.1%
Scotch-Irish 4.9%
Scottish 4.7%
German 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2%
Celtic 1%
Norwegian 1%
Dutch 1%
Italian 0.8%
Danish 0.6%
European 0.5%
Egyptian 0.5%
Polish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Icelander 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lake Waccamaw 1,411 $57,500
Bolton 494 $33,295
Brunswick 360 $16,786
Chadbourn 2,129 $30,574
Clarkton 705 $31,146
White Lake 529 $45,625
Whiteville 5,148 $34,128
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Lake Waccamaw High Schools (2004)

Serves 656 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

Lake Waccamaw Colleges

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