Wrightsville Beach, NC Profile: Facts & Data

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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Wrightsville Beach had a population of 2,770 as of July 1, 2018. Wrightsville 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 Wrightsville Beach is located at latitude 34.2134 and longitude -77.7978 in New Hanover County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wrightsville Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.88 sq. miles. New Hanover County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Town of Wrightsville Beach (GNIS ID: 2406920) 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 Wrightsville Beach is located within Township of Harnett, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Hanover County.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 2,770
Population in Households 2,741
Population in Familes 1,457
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density2 1,956
Diversity Index3 7
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $78,198
Average Household Income $132,534
Per Capita Income $60,811

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,033 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 582 (19.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 684 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,767 (58.3%)
Median Home Value $1,135,321
Average Home Value $1,283,391
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,266
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 529
Average Family Size 3
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 1.36% 1.42%
Households 1.18% 1.35%
Families 0.88% 1.18%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Wrightsville Beach, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wrightsville 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 # 267 64th
Population Density # 35 95th
Diversity Index # 736 1st
Median Household Income # 35 95th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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