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North Topsail Beach, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of North Topsail Beach is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Onslow County at latitude 34.4885 and longitude -77.4375. Onslow County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 0 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of North Topsail Beach, but most people and references simply refer to it as North Topsail Beach, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for North Topsail Beach indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

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


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


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


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


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


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.