Holden Beach, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 638 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -18.9%
Males: 312  (49.0%)
Females: 326  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

61.3 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28462.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $98,002 (it was $59,583 in 2000)
Holden Beach:

$98,002
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $61,662 (it was $35,114 in 2000)

Holden Beach town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $436,415 (it was $244,200 in 2000)
Holden Beach:

$436,415
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $274,012; detached houses: $321,304; townhouses or other attached units: $202,966; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $163,978; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $142,294; mobile homes: $110,030

Median gross rent in 2017: $987.

March 2019 cost of living index in Holden Beach: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.4%
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  • Races in Holden Beach, NC (2010)
    • 55195.8%White alone
    • 142.4%Hispanic
    • 50.9%Black alone
    • 40.7%Two or more races
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

Races in Holden Beach detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Holden Beach, North Carolina as of July 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Holden Beach is 1,158 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Holden Beach by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(233.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(343.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(231.5)
1
(115.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(349.2)
1
(171.8)
4
(672.3)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
57
(6,597)
41
(4,751)
31
(3,613)
24
(2,800)
22
(2,561)
63
(10,825)
118
(19,832)
56
(9,032)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
28
(3,241)
50
(5,794)
26
(3,030)
43
(5,018)
32
(3,725)
44
(7,560)
57
(9,580)
28
(4,516)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(231.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(116.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(168.1)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)656.3587.5560.6406.1398.11369.41919.3812.9

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City-data.com crime index in Holden Beach, NC

Crime rate in Holden Beach detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 8 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

12.36
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: English (25.2%), American (11.9%), German (10.1%), Irish (9.2%), European (6.7%), Scottish (6.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 2.97 square miles.

Population density: 215 people per square mile   (very low).

Holden Beach, North Carolina map

7 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,169 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,233 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (30.2 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (133.2 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (455.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Varnamtown, NC (1.9 miles ),
Shallotte, NC (2.7 miles ),
Ocean Isle Beach, NC (3.0 miles ),
Oak Island, NC (3.0 miles ),
Midway, NC (3.1 miles ),
St. James, NC (3.3 miles ),
Sunset Beach, NC (3.6 miles ),
Caswell Beach, NC (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 33.92 N, Longitude: 78.29 W

Area code: 910

Distribution of median household income in Holden Beach, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Holden Beach, NC in 2017
Holden Beach satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 58 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 1998: 63 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 1999: 44 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2000: 39 buildings, average cost: $134,100
  • 2001: 35 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 2003: 63 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $208,200
  • 2005: 35 buildings, average cost: $252,300
  • 2006: 36 buildings, average cost: $277,800
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $468,000
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $391,600
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $307,400
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $350,300
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $346,800
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $395,200
  • 2013: 22 buildings, average cost: $351,500
  • 2014: 26 buildings, average cost: $334,500
  • 2015: 29 buildings, average cost: $328,800
  • 2016: 35 buildings, average cost: $409,200
  • 2017: 33 buildings, average cost: $384,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Holden Beach, NC residents
Average permit cost in Holden Beach, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +158 (+25.1%).
Most common industries in Holden Beach, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (15.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.8%)
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (14.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.3%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (16.4%)
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.4%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Holden Beach, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (14.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.7%)
  • Top executives (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (18.4%)
  • Top executives (8.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Lawyers (5.2%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.6%)
  • Registered nurses (5.7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.0%)
  • Media and communications workers (4.3%)

Average climate in Holden Beach, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Holden Beach-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/17/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.8 miles away from the Holden Beach town center injured 46 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/9/1950, a category F3 tornado 25.2 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Holden Beach-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 121.3 miles away from Holden Beach center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 141.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 241.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 122.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 133.5 miles away from Holden Beach center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brunswick County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 17, Tropical Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Holden Beach topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Holden Beach:

  • LIFE, INC LOCKWOOD STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SUPPLY, NC)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF SHALLOTTE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SHALLOTTE, NC)
  • SOUTHEASTERN DIALYSIS SHALLOTTE (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; SHALLOTTE, NC)
  • UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE / BRUNSWICK (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BOLIVIA, NC)
  • SOUTHPORT DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • J ARTHUR DOSHER MEM HOSP (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • OCEAN TRAIL HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)

Operable nuclear power plants near Holden Beach:

  • 16 miles: Brunswick 1 and 2 in Southport, NC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Holden Beach:

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 30 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,372)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 32 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 32 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 43 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 43 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Robeson Community College (about 64 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 75 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Holden Beach: Holden Ferry (A), Holden Beach Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Holden Beach (A), Big Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Gray Gull Motel (3263 Holden Beach Rd Sw) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Brunswick County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

1.9 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

68.9%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.7%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Holden Beach:

Marital status in Holden Beach, NC
  • Never married: 10.6%
  • Now married: 75.6%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

For population 25 years and over in Holden Beach:

  • High school or higher: 98.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 57.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
North Carolina average:

11.9

Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Holden Beach
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Holden Beach, NC (based on Brunswick County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,122101
Mainline Protestant8,99524
Catholic5,7822
Black Protestant2,81219
Other1,5056
None69,215-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Here:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Brunswick County:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 107
Brunswick County:

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Brunswick County:

9.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.5%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Brunswick County:

16.1%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

61.2%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Holden Beach:

61.8%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.9
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.0%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

5.0%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Holden Beach:

7.1
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Holden Beach:

37.8%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Holden Beach:

65.1%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Holden Beach:

78.9%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Holden Beach, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 11$22,465$24,5070$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$30,945$46,4180$0
Water Supply 4$15,245$45,7350$0
Streets and Highways 2$6,220$37,3200$0
Solid Waste Management 2$4,898$29,3882$1,063
Financial Administration 2$7,227$43,3620$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,799$33,5880$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 30$89,799$35,9202$1,063

Holden Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Natural Resources - Other: $995,000 ($1559.56)
    Sewerage: $750,000 ($1175.55)
    Police Protection: $608,000 ($952.98)
    Financial Administration: $571,000 ($894.98)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $261,000 ($409.09)
    Regular Highways: $260,000 ($407.52)
    Water Utilities: $257,000 ($402.82)
    Central Staff Services: $139,000 ($217.87)
    General - Other: $138,000 ($216.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $119,000 ($186.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $165,000 ($258.62)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $1,377,000 ($2158.31)
    Other - Water Utilities: $414,000 ($648.90)
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $276,000 ($432.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $23,000 ($36.05)
    General - Other: $16,000 ($25.08)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($21.94)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $842,000 ($1319.75)

Holden Beach government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $767,000 ($1202.19)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $10,000 ($15.67)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $104,000 ($163.01)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,866,000 ($2924.76)
    Rents: $133,000 ($208.46)
    General Revenue - Other: $25,000 ($39.18)
    Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($37.62)
    Sale of Property: $12,000 ($18.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $831,000 ($1302.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $172,000 ($269.59)
    Other: $35,000 ($54.86)
    Highways: $33,000 ($51.72)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $1,680,000 ($2633.23)
    Property: $1,547,000 ($2424.76)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $129,000 ($202.19)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $102,000 ($159.87)
    Other License: $8,000 ($12.54)

Holden Beach government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,391,000 ($13152.04)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,670,000 ($12021.94)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $721,000 ($1130.09)

Holden Beach government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,818,000 ($13821.32)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,679,000 ($2631.66)

10.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($86,614 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.21%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from New Hanover County, NC  1.43% ($44,184 average AGI)
from Wake County, NC  0.38% ($103,478)
from Horry County, SC  0.33% ($99,755)


6.53% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,599 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to New Hanover County, NC  1.46% ($47,612 average AGI)
to Horry County, SC  0.41% ($46,963)
to Wake County, NC  0.23% ($60,952)

Businesses in Holden Beach, NC

  • Walgreens: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Holden Beach:

  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WVCB (1410 AM; 1 kW; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: JOHN G. WORRELL)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Holden Beach:

  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WDZD (93.5 FM; OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYNA (104.9 FM; CALABASH, NC; Owner: COASTLINE COMMUNICATIONS OF CAROLINA INC)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBNU (103.7 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WLTT (106.3 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAZO (98.3 FM; OAK ISLAND, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WSFM (107.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WWQQ-FM (101.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WKXS-FM (94.1 FM; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WVCO (94.9 FM; LORIS, SC; Owner: CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUIN (106.7 FM; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Holden Beach:

  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W49AN (Channel 49; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Holden Beach fatal accident list:

Jun 12, 1985 12:14 AM, 1116, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 184ft / 56.0mTotal length
  • 11,000Total average daily traffic
  • 741Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 120 Rothchild Street (Lat: 33.914889 Lon: -78.270278), Structure height: 57 m, Call Sign: KNKA758
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 01/09/2018, Expiration Date: 01/22/2028, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, Nw, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • PATRICK W MORTON, 120 Rothschild Street (Lat: 33.914806 Lon: -78.270444), Type: 62.1, Overall height: 62.1 m, Registrant: Airwaves Licensing Assistance Inc, Jairwaves@earthlink.Net, , 676 Fairf-ield, Phone: (717) 642-9512
  • Joseph J Quarino, 120 Rothschild Street (Lat: 33.914806 Lon: -78.270444), Type: 62.1, Structure height: 37019 m, Overall height: 62.1 m, Registrant: Airwaves Licensing Assistance Inc, Jairwaves@earthlink.Net, , 676 Fairf-ield, Phone: (717) 642-9512

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • On Sr 1120 1/2 Mi S Of Int Of Sr 1120 & Sr 1115 Near (Lat: 33.932111 Lon: -78.262778), Call Sign: KNEX298, Licensee ID: L00579642,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.885 MHz, Grant Date: 02/05/2003, Expiration Date: 02/22/2013, Cancellation Date: 01/11/2013, Registrant: O Neil Caison, 2772 Sparta Loop Sw, Supply, NC 28462, Phone: (910) 842-2564
  • 120 Rothschild Street (Lat: 33.914806 Lon: -78.270444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 62.1 m, Call Sign: WQCZ386,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.520 MHz, Grant Date: 04/22/2015, Expiration Date: 06/28/2025, Certifier: Patrick W Morton, Registrant: Brunswick County Sheriff\'s Office, 70 Stamp Act Drive, Bolivia, NC 28422, Phone: (910) 253-2777, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • HOLDEN BEACH, Lat: 33.915389 Lon: -78.305306, Call Sign: WQHS603,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.318 MHz, Grant Date: 10/17/2017, Expiration Date: 10/25/2027, Certifier: Kate White, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: K4ENL, Licensee ID: L00253291, Grant Date: 07/20/2010, Expiration Date: 08/28/2020, Certifier: David A Bamford, Registrant: David A Bamford, 123 Marsh Walk, Holden Beach, NC 28462
  • Call Sign: N2HET, Grant Date: 05/27/1999, Expiration Date: 05/27/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/28/2011, Registrant: Winfield S Hahn, 126 Canal Dr, Holden Beach, NC 28462-2024
  • Call Sign: N2JPS, Licensee ID: L01489305, Grant Date: 05/26/2009, Expiration Date: 05/27/2019, Certifier: Marlene J Hahn, Registrant: Marlene J Hahn, 126 Canal Dr, Holden Beach, NC 28462-2024
  • Call Sign: KJ4RWL, Licensee ID: L01544734, Grant Date: 02/01/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2020, Certifier: Sean A Stallings, Registrant: Sean A Stallings, 129 Raleigh St, Holden Beach, NC 28462
  • Call Sign: KN4PSY, Licensee ID: L02220162, Grant Date: 10/18/2018, Expiration Date: 10/18/2028, Cancellation Date: 11/20/2018, Certifier: William T Dixon, Registrant: William T Dixon, 348 Serenity Lane, Holden Beach, NC 28462
  • Call Sign: N1BDL, Previous Call Sign: KN4PSY, Licensee ID: L02220162, Grant Date: 11/20/2018, Expiration Date: 11/20/2028, Certifier: William T Dixon, Registrant: William T Dixon, 348 Serenity Lane, Holden Beach, NC 28462

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$107,36022$248,64475$261,7824$127,16869$281,0018$60,368
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$49,7302$145,0907$257,0540$04$323,4502$72,715
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$125,5403$291,43731$289,8353$111,70318$310,3017$64,729
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$43,2202$307,50016$255,2130$011$268,2882$89,010
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$328,2505$320,9100$03$234,6130$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0204.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$01$188,3100$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$220,3750$01$310,070
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0204.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Holden Beach, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Holden Beach, NC - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 6. The highest number of fire incidents - 20 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Holden Beach, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (74.8%), and Outside Fires (13.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Holden Beach, NC
    • 7774.8%Structure Fires
    • 1413.6%Outside Fires
    • 76.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 54.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Holden Beach, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Holden Beach, NC
  • 90.2%Electricity
  • 7.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Holden Beach, NC
  • 100.0%Electricity


Holden Beach compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Holden Beach on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
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