Ocean Isle Beach, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Ocean Isle Beach had a population of 617 as of July 1, 2016. Ocean Isle Beach 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 Ocean Isle Beach is located at latitude 33.9023 and longitude -78.4369 in Brunswick County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ocean Isle Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.39 sq. miles and a water area of 1.14 sq. miles. Brunswick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 0 feet.

The Town of Ocean Isle Beach (GNIS ID: 2407032) 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 Ocean Isle Beach is located within Township of Shallotte, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brunswick County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ocean Isle Beach 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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Ocean Isle Beach, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 617
Population in Households 617
Population in Familes 510
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 182
Diversity Index2 9
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 309
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 215
Average Family Size 2

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 268 ( 7.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 ( 1.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,276 (91.4%)
Median Home Value $621,495
Average Home Value $644,643
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,398
Average Household Income $101,331
Per Capita Income $51,134
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.86% 2.29%
Households 1.65% 2.11%
Families 1.49% 2.05%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

Ocean Isle Beach, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocean Isle Beach 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 # 527 29th
Population Density1 # 653 12th
Diversity Index2 # 721 3rd
Median Household Income # 67 91st
Per Capita Income # 12 99th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.