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Kure Beach, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Kure Beach had a population of 2,317 as of July 1, 2018. Kure Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Kure Beach is located at latitude 33.9993 and longitude -77.9076 in New Hanover County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Kure Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Hanover County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Town of Kure Beach (GNIS ID: 2405961) 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 Kure Beach is located within Township of Federal Point, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Hanover County.

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


Total Population 2,317
Population in Households 2,317
Population in Familes 1,872
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,635
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $84,592
Average Household Income $120,952
Per Capita Income $55,334


Total Housing Units 2,495 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 694 (27.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 366 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,435 (57.5%)
Median Home Value $460,656
Average Home Value $516,030


Total Households 1,060
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 714
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.73% 1.69%
Households 1.55% 1.55%
Families 1.39% 1.47%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Kure Beach, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kure 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 # 294 60th
Population Density # 14 98th
Diversity Index # 718 3rd
Median Household Income # 21 97th
Per Capita Income # 12 99th

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