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People

Total Population 1,465
Male Share of the Population 45.3%
Female Share of the Population 54.7%
Senior Citizens 32.4%
Employed Population 16+ 441
Age of the Population 53

Families

% of people married 43.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,766
% Above Poverty Level 81.4%
% Below Poverty Level 18.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.5%
Median Gross Rent $778
Median House Value $248,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.5%
US/American 0%
English 11.9%
Irish 6.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WHITEVILLE 7 NW
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
Station LONGWOOD
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
Station WILMINGTON 7 N
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bolton 796 $33,264
Brunswick 988 $28,250
Chadbourn 2,169 $33,864
Clarkton 671 $0
White Lake 1,248 $68,000
Whiteville 5,512 $37,202

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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1 GATOR LANE
910-646-4094
Serves 656 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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