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Calabash, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Calabash had a population of 2,048 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Calabash is located at latitude 33.8951 and longitude -78.5565 in Brunswick County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Calabash (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Brunswick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Town of Calabash (GNIS ID: 2405358) 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 Calabash is located within Township of Shallotte, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brunswick County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Calabash population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Calabash: Pea Landing.

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Calabash, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,048
Daytime Population: Workers 1,179
Daytime Population: Residents 1,324
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,503
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 2,048
Population in Familes 1,571
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 614
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $43,783
Average Household Income $61,112
Per Capita Income $29,629


Total Housing Units 1,632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 743 (45.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 223 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 666 (40.8%)
Median Home Value $197,561
Average Home Value $272,136


Total Households 966
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 602
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.91% 2.21%
Households 1.68% 2.22%
Families 3.0% 2.07%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Calabash, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Calabash to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 317 57th
Population Density # 398 46th
Diversity Index # 513 31st
Median Household Income # 309 58th
Per Capita Income # 151 80th

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