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North Topsail Beach, North Carolina - Basic Facts

North Topsail Beach is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of North Topsail Beach.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Onslow County at latitude 34.4902 and longitude -77.4316. Onslow County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 0 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of North Topsail Beach (see map) encompass a land area of 6.35 sq. miles and a water area of 4.17 sq. miles.

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Also See: Sneads Ferry, NC ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

North Topsail Beach, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Topsail Beach to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 463 37th
Population Density1 # 679 8th
Diversity Index2 # 690 7th
Median Household Income # 88 88th
Per Capita Income # 33 96th

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

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North Topsail Beach, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 872
Population in Households 872
Population in Familes 590
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 137
Diversity Index2 15
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 472
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 257
Average Family Size 2

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 243 ( 8.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 ( 7.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,471 (84.0%)
Median Home Value $352,273
Average Home Value $419,835
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,471
Average Household Income $72,549
Per Capita Income $38,038
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 3.84% 3.37%
Households 3.97% 3.44%
Families 4.75% 3.28%
Median Household Income   3.75%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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.

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