Indian Beach, North Carolina

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Population in 2014: 116 (56% urban, 44% rural). Population change since 2000: +22.1%
 
Males: 55  (47.6%)
Females: 61  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  63.2 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years

Zip code: 28575

Estimated median household income in 2016: $83,237 (it was $47,250 in 2000)
Indian Beach:

$83,237
NC:

$50,584

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $49,433 (it was $25,826 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $407,365 (it was $125,000 in 2000)
Indian Beach:

$407,365
NC:

$165,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $591,656; Detached houses: over $1,000,000; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $300,536; Mobile homes: $113,944

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,492.

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  • Races in Indian Beach, NC (2010)

    Indian Beach races chart
    • 10997.3%White alone
    • 10.9%Black alone
    • 10.9%Asian alone
    • 10.9%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Indian Beach: 98.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (29.6%), American (16.3%), English (11.1%), European (10.4%), Scotch-Irish (5.2%), French (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 16 feet

Land area: 0.59 square miles.

Population density: 195 people per square mile   (very low).

Indian Beach, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Indian Beach:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Indian Beach town:

  • Never married: 13.1%
  • Now married: 65.4%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.5%
North Carolina:

7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Indian Beach, North Carolina as of March 24, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Indian Beach to the number of sex offenders is 209 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,569 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,977 (0.5%)

Indian Beach satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jacksonville, NC (29.9 miles , pop. 66,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (126.2 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (379.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Broad Creek, NC (1.8 miles ), Pine Knoll Shores, NC (2.1 miles ), Newport, NC (2.7 miles ), Emerald Isle, NC (2.7 miles ), Bogue, NC (2.9 miles ), Atlantic Beach, NC (2.9 miles ), Morehead City, NC (2.9 miles ), Cape Carteret, NC (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 34.69 N, Longitude: 76.89 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

Indian Beach household income distribution Indian Beach home values distribution

Crime rates in Indian Beach by Year
Type 2002 2004 2005 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0854.70.00.0
Burglaries 3234002411
per 100,000 3,061.22,040.83,061.24,166.70.00.01,769.93,418.8877.2877.2
Theft 514547610898
per 100,000 5,102.014,285.75,102.04,166.77,526.96,315.88,849.66,837.67,894.77,017.5
Auto thefts 1002200020
per 100,000 1,020.40.00.02,083.32,150.50.00.00.01,754.40.0
Arson 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 282.2) 520.4743.5418.4625.0473.1252.6477.9683.8517.5342.1

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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

43.48
North Carolina average:

2.31
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -69 (-42.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (40%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (30%)
  • Other services, except public administration (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (26%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (19%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Indian Beach, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Indian Beach-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/17/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.5 miles away from the Indian Beach town center killed 2 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/15/1999, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.7 miles away from the town center caused $300,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Indian Beach-area historical earthquake activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 27.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 224.2 miles away from Indian Beach center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 208.3 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 217.1 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 324.7 miles away from Indian 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 236.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carteret County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 16, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Indian Beach topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Indian Beach:

  • LIFE, INC NINE FOOT ROAD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; NEWPORT, NC)
  • CROATAN RIDGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; NEWPORT, NC)
  • CARTERET GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; MOREHEAD CITY, NC)
  • BMA OF CRYSTAL COAST INC (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; MOREHEAD CITY, NC)
  • HARBORVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MOREHEAD CITY, NC)
  • CHERRY POINT BAY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HAVELOCK, NC)

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

  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 29 miles; Jacksonville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,502)
  • Craven Community College (about 32 miles; New Bern, NC; FT enrollment: 2,712)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 54 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 65 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 65 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • Pitt Community College (about 67 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 68 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 8,372)

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Carteret County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.4%
Average household size:
This town:  1.7 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  60.6%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
North Carolina average:

12.0

Indian Beach travel time to work - commute Indian Beach mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Indian Beach town (based on Carteret County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,89673
Mainline Protestant9,17134
Catholic2,3451
Other1,1476
Black Protestant8137
None37,097-
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: 15
Carteret County:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Carteret County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Carteret County:

6.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 96
Here:

15.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Carteret County:

27.3%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.9%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Indian Beach:

54.2%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.3
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.1%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Indian Beach:

4.4%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.2
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

45.7%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

52.1%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.9%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Indian 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 1$4,811$57,7320$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$15,724$47,1722$886
Firefighters 10$29,555$35,4666$3,620
Totals for Government 15$50,090$40,0728$4,506

Indian Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $3,291,000 ($28370.69)
    Police Protection: $23,000 ($198.28)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $222,000 ($1913.79)
    Central Staff Services: $99,000 ($853.45)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($77.59)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $162,000 ($1396.55)

Indian Beach government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $65,000 ($560.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $931,000 ($8025.86)
    Special Assessments: $452,000 ($3896.55)
    Interest Earnings: $41,000 ($353.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $33,000 ($284.48)
  • Tax - Property: $235,000 ($2025.86)
    Other Selective Sales: $8,000 ($68.97)
    NEC: $3,000 ($25.86)

Indian Beach government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $3,700,000 ($31896.55)

Indian Beach government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,895,000 ($16336.21)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $603,000 ($5198.28)

8.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,132 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.06%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($743 average AGI)
Carteret County:

0.11%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Craven County, NC  1.16% ($31,659 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  0.74% ($40,085)
from Wake County, NC  0.38% ($54,474)


6.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,816 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($453 average AGI)
Carteret County:

0.08%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Craven County, NC  0.95% ($35,176 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  0.56% ($31,901)
to Wake County, NC  0.40% ($38,723)

Strongest AM radio stations in Indian Beach:

  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WJCV (1290 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: DOWN EAST BROADCASTING CO INC.)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBTB (1400 AM; 1 kW; BEAUFORT, NC; Owner: EASTERN CAROLINA BROADCASTING COMPAN)
  • WANG (1330 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HAVELOCK, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Indian Beach:

  • WRHT (96.3 FM; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WLGP (100.3 FM; HARKERS ISLAND, NC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WANG-FM (105.1 FM; HAVELOCK, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WBJD (91.5 FM; ATLANTIC BEACH, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WOTJ (90.7 FM; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WMGV (103.3 FM; NEWPORT, NC; Owner: WMGV LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W218AR (91.5 FM; BEAUFORT, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WNBR (94.1 FM; ORIENTAL, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOO (98.7 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WTKF (107.3 FM; ATLANTIC, NC; Owner: ATLANTIC RIDGE TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WSFL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WSFL LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXQR-FM (105.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRUP (97.9 FM; BAYBORO, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WXNR (99.5 FM; GRIFTON, NC; Owner: WXNR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQSL (92.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • W220DD (91.9 FM; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Indian Beach:

  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W05BI (Channel 5; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFXI (Channel 8; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • WPXU-TV (Channel 35; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON JACKSONVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • 24,950Total average daily traffic
  • 2,941Total average daily truck traffic
  • 49,900Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (96%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Indian Beach compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house 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.

Indian Beach on our top lists:

  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of mobile homes (200+ housing units)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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