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Shallotte, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Shallotte had a population of 4,601 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Shallotte is located at latitude 33.9745 and longitude -78.3796 in Brunswick County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Shallotte (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Brunswick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Town of Shallotte (GNIS ID: 2407319) 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 Shallotte is located within Township of Lockwoods Folly, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brunswick County.

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

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


Total Population 4,601
Daytime Population: Workers 5,549
Daytime Population: Residents 2,678
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,227
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.79
Population in Households 4,528
Population in Familes 3,642
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density2 489
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $40,086
Average Household Income $58,265
Per Capita Income $24,645


Total Housing Units 2,337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,302 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 649 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 386 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $214,503
Average Home Value $264,793


Total Households 1,951
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,292
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 3.67% 2.95%
Households 3.41% 2.93%
Families 4.45% 2.84%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Shallotte, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shallotte 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 # 166 78th
Population Density # 454 39th
Diversity Index # 431 42nd
Median Household Income # 407 45th
Per Capita Income # 292 61st

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