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People

Total Population 2,540
Male Share of the Population 54.1%
Female Share of the Population 45.9%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,423
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 37.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 65.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $93,929
% Above Poverty Level 81.7%
% Below Poverty Level 18.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 15.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34%
Median Gross Rent $1,307
Median House Value $732,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.2%
US/American 0%
English 10.8%
Irish 9.1%

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

Wrightsville Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles E of Wilmington, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 118 miles SE of Raleigh, North Carolina
County New Hanover
Metro Area Wilmington
Standard Zip Codes 28480
Phone Area Codes 910
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.208
Longitude -77.796

Wrightsville Beach 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 WILMINGTON NEW HANVR AP
Distance 7.2 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
Station WILMINGTON 7 N
Distance 10.2 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
Station LONGWOOD
Distance 45.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belville 2,437 $72,059
Carolina Beach 5,970 $88,704
Kure Beach 2,286 $77,474
Leland 16,122 $71,621
Navassa 1,887 $49,375

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

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