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Calabash, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Calabash had a population of 1,984 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Calabash is located at latitude 33.8951 and longitude -78.5565 in Brunswick County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Calabash (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Brunswick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Town of Calabash (GNIS ID: 2405358) 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 Town of Calabash is located within Township of Shallotte, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brunswick County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Calabash: Pea Landing.

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Calabash, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,984
Population in Households 1,984
Population in Familes 1,527
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 595
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 937
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 585
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 725 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 212 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 667 (41.6%)
Median Home Value $192,690
Average Home Value $259,427


Median Household Income $42,233
Average Household Income $57,425
Per Capita Income $27,927
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.7% 2.19%
Households 1.46% 2.03%
Families 3.01% 1.91%
Median Household Income   0.05%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
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.

Calabash, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Calabash 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 # 320 57th
Population Density1 # 408 45th
Diversity Index2 # 517 30th
Median Household Income # 316 57th
Per Capita Income # 159 79th

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