Sunset Beach, NC Profile: Facts & Data

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Sunset Beach, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Sunset Beach had a population of 4,099 as of July 1, 2018. Sunset Beach ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Sunset Beach is located at latitude 33.8948 and longitude -78.505 in Brunswick County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sunset Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.79 sq. miles. Brunswick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 0 feet.

The Town of Sunset Beach (GNIS ID: 2406693) 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 Sunset Beach is located within Township of Shallotte, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brunswick County.


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Sunset Beach, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,099
Population in Households 4,099
Population in Familes 3,300
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 625
Diversity Index3 20
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,154
Average Household Income $84,982
Per Capita Income $43,583

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,971 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,791 (30.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 357 ( 6.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,823 (64.0%)
Median Home Value $304,286
Average Home Value $327,930
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,148
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 1,458
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.68% 2.0%
Households 1.69% 2.0%
Families 1.27% 1.88%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Sunset Beach, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunset Beach to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 189 75th
Population Density # 393 47th
Diversity Index # 632 15th
Median Household Income # 110 85th
Per Capita Income # 31 96th

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