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Bald Head Island, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Village of Bald Head Island had a population of 200 as of July 1, 2019. Bald Head Island 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 Bald Head Island is located at latitude 33.8618 and longitude -77.9944 in Brunswick County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Bald Head Island encompass a land area of 3.87 sq. miles and a water area of 1.9 sq. miles. Brunswick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Village of Bald Head Island (GNIS ID: 2407414) 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 Village of Bald Head Island is located within Township of Smithville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brunswick County.


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Bald Head Island, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Bald Head Island, NC Housing Affordability Index is 77
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Bald Head Island, NC Wealth Index is 346
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 200 (100%)
Population in Households 200 (100.0%)
Population in Families 179 (89.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 52
Diversity Index2 23
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $108,778
Average Household Income $162,348
Per Capita Income $86,045
Wealth Index4 346

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,435 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 100 ( 7.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 ( 0.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,329 (92.6%)
Median Home Value $732,759
Housing Affordability Index3 77
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 106
Average Household Size 1.89
Family Households 87
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.58% 2.66%
Households 2.68% 2.68%
Families 2.54% 2.62%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   0.92%

Bald Head Island, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bald Head Island to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 687 7th
Population Density # 725 2nd
Diversity Index # 618 17th
Median Household Income # 9 99th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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