Southport, NC 28461 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 28461: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Southport, NC 28461

Acceptable Alternative
Bald Head Isl, NC 28461
Bald Head Island, NC 28461
Blng Spg Lks, NC 28461
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461
Saint James, NC 28461

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bald Head, NC 28461
Bling Spr Lks, NC 28461
Oak Island, NC 28461

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Brunswick County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.983, Longitude -78.048
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 921
  • PO Box Addresses: 661
  • Residential Addresses: 10,373
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 489
    • Single Family Addresses: 9,884

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Southport, NC 28461 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,684
Daytime Population: Workers 8,493
Daytime Population: Residents 11,643
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,136
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 19,460
Population in Familes 15,978
Population in Group Qrtrs 224
Population Density2 186
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $53,376
Average Household Income $76,125
Per Capita Income $33,738


Total Housing Units 12,834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,573 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,076 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,185 (32.6%)
Median Home Value $290,192
Average Home Value $362,258


Total Households 8,649
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 6,106
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 2.84% 2.7%
Households 2.67% 2.74%
Families 2.5% 2.64%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Southport, NC 28461 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28461 to the other 782 ZIP Codes 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 # 197 75th
Population Density # 326 58th
Diversity Index # 592 24th
Median Household Income # 158 80th
Per Capita Income # 97 88th

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