Southport, NC 28461 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 28461: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Southport, NC 28461

Acceptable Alternative
Bald Head Isl, NC 28461
Bald Head Island, NC 28461
Blng Spg Lks, NC 28461
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461
Saint James, NC 28461

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bald Head, NC 28461
Bling Spr Lks, NC 28461
Oak Island, NC 28461

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 926
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,206
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 384
  • County: Brunswick County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.983, Longitude -78.048
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Southport, NC 28461 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,728
Population in Households 18,525
Population in Familes 15,245
Population in Group Qrtrs 203
Population Density1 178
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 8,254
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 5,843
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,428 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,309 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,945 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,174 (33.6%)
Median Home Value $281,687
Average Home Value $361,044


Median Household Income $52,043
Average Household Income $73,668
Per Capita Income $32,744
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.46% 2.56%
Households 2.31% 2.48%
Families 2.16% 2.39%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Southport, NC 28461 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28461 to the other 775 ZIP Codes 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 # 206 74th
Population Density1 # 328 58th
Diversity Index2 # 590 24th
Median Household Income # 153 80th
Per Capita Income # 92 88th

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