Sunset Beach, NC 28468 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28468: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sunset Beach, NC 28468

Acceptable Alternative
Shallotte, NC 28468

Not Acceptable, USPS
Sunset Bch, NC 28468

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Brunswick County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.885, Longitude -78.509
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 91
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 3,558
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 401
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,157

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

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Sunset Beach, NC 28468 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,054
Daytime Population: Workers 1,829
Daytime Population: Residents 3,216
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,045
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 5,054
Population in Familes 4,064
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 246
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $59,176
Average Household Income $84,738
Per Capita Income $42,034


Total Housing Units 6,531 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,076 (31.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 431 ( 6.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,024 (61.6%)
Median Home Value $292,599
Average Home Value $314,812


Total Households 2,507
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 1,708
Average Family Size 2
  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 1.9% 2.14%
Households 1.7% 2.13%
Families 1.49% 1.98%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

Sunset Beach, NC 28468 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28468 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 # 440 44th
Population Density # 288 63rd
Diversity Index # 610 22nd
Median Household Income # 92 88th
Per Capita Income # 39 95th

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