Bald Head Island, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bald Head Island, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Village of Bald Head Island had a population of 177 as of July 1, 2016. Bald Head Island ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bald Head Island is located at latitude 33.8663 and longitude -77.9808 in Brunswick County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Bald Head Island (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.87 sq. miles and a water area of 1.9 sq. miles. Brunswick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Village of Bald Head Island (GNIS ID: 2407414) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Bald Head Island is located within Township of Smithville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brunswick County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bald Head Island population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bald Head Island, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 177
Population in Households 177
Population in Familes 159
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 46
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 92
Average Household Size 1.92
Family Households 76
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 1,245 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86 ( 6.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 ( 0.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,153 (92.6%)
Median Home Value $907,895
Average Home Value $858,721


Median Household Income $69,956
Average Household Income $93,307
Per Capita Income $48,498
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.83% 1.96%
Households 1.66% 1.88%
Families 1.56% 1.78%
Median Household Income   -0.22%
Per Capita Income   0.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bald Head Island, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bald Head Island to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 695 6th
Population Density1 # 729 1st
Diversity Index2 # 641 13th
Median Household Income # 43 94th
Per Capita Income # 16 98th

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