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Shallotte, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Shallotte had a population of 4,417 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Shallotte is located at latitude 33.9745 and longitude -78.3796 in Brunswick County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Shallotte (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Brunswick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Town of Shallotte (GNIS ID: 2407319) 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 Shallotte is located within Township of Lockwoods Folly, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brunswick County.

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


Total Population 4,417
Population in Households 4,352
Population in Familes 3,507
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density1 470
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 1,879
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,247
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,264 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 615 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 387 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $210,838
Average Home Value $271,522


Median Household Income $38,810
Average Household Income $55,173
Per Capita Income $23,457
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.59% 2.95%
Households 3.34% 2.87%
Families 4.59% 2.79%
Median Household Income   -0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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.

Shallotte, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shallotte 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 # 171 77th
Population Density1 # 466 37th
Diversity Index2 # 435 41st
Median Household Income # 403 46th
Per Capita Income # 298 60th

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