Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina

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Population in 2014: 1,472 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 
Males: 694  (47.2%)
Females: 778  (52.8%)
Median resident age:  50.4 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28450.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $67,353 (it was $47,692 in 2000)
Lake Waccamaw:

$67,353
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $31,815 (it was $23,502 in 2000)

Lake Waccamaw town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $254,354 (it was $133,300 in 2000)
Lake Waccamaw:

$254,354
NC:

$154,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $785.

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  • Races in Lake Waccamaw, NC (2010)

    Lake Waccamaw races chart
    • 1,19280.5%White alone
    • 19613.2%Black alone
    • 553.7%American Indian alone
    • 181.2%Hispanic
    • 171.1%Two or more races
    • 20.1%Asian alone

Races in Lake Waccamaw detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lake Waccamaw: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (30.0%), English (11.9%), Scotch-Irish (6.3%), Irish (5.6%), German (4.7%), Scottish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 63 feet

Land area: 3.44 square miles.

Population density: 427 people per square mile   (low).

Lake Waccamaw,NC real estate house value index trend

Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Lake Waccamaw:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Waccamaw town:

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 49.0%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

14 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
North Carolina:

7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,845 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,455 (1.1%)

Lake Waccamaw satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (34.7 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (104.3 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (434.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hallsboro, NC (2.3 miles ), Bolton, NC (2.4 miles ), Whiteville, NC (3.4 miles ), Brunswick, NC (3.4 miles ), East Arcadia, NC (3.4 miles ), Sandyfield, NC (3.5 miles ), Clarkton, NC (3.8 miles ), Kelly, NC (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $67,200
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $170,100
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $291,700
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $186,700
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $195,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.31 N, Longitude: 78.51 W

Area code: 910

Lake Waccamaw household income distribution Lake Waccamaw home values distribution

Crime rates in Lake Waccamaw (2014):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 23 burglaries (1,565.7 per 100,000)
  • 21 thefts (1,429.5 per 100,000)
  • 2 auto thefts (136.1 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = -1.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 0.0)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.40
North Carolina average:

2.41
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.2%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +458 (+48.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Lake Waccamaw: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina average temperatures Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina average precipitation Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina humidity Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina wind speed Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina snowfall Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina sunshine Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Lake Waccamaw-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/9/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Lake Waccamaw town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 tornado 15.4 miles away from the town center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake Waccamaw-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 89% 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 135.9 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 127.3 miles away from Lake Waccamaw center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 230.0 miles away from the city 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 155.8 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 113.5 miles away from Lake Waccamaw 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 228.8 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 Columbus County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake Waccamaw topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lake Waccamaw:

  • LAKE WACCAMAW CONVALESCENT CENTER (P O BOX 196)
  • PREMIER LIVING AND REHAB CENTER (106 CAMERON STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Lake Waccamaw:

  • COLUMBUS REGIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; WHITEVILLE, NC)
  • COLUMBUS COUNTY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; WHITEVILLE, NC)
  • LIBERTY COMMONS NANDR CTR OF COLUMBUS CTY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WHITEVILLE, NC)
  • CENTURY CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WHITEVILLE, NC)
  • NORTHRIDGE RESIDENTIAL (Hospital, about 15 miles away; CLARKTON, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Waccamaw:

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 33 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,372)
  • Robeson Community College (about 36 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 37 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 37 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 46 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 47 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 48 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)

Public high schools in Lake Waccamaw:

  • FLEMINGTON ACADEMY (Location: 400FLEMINGTON DR., Grades: 6-12, Charter school)
  • EAST COLUMBUS HIGH (Location: 32 GATOR LANE, Grades: 9-12)
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Notable locations in Lake Waccamaw: Weavers Landing (A), Dupree Landing (B), Lake Waccamaw Police Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Lake Waccamaw: First Baptist Church of Lake Waccamaw (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Lake Waccamaw Depot Museum (203 Flemington Drive).

Columbus 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 2013: 18.0%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.3% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.9% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.1%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Lake Waccamaw in 2010:

  • 168 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 48 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
204 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
60 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children in 2000

Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Lake Waccamaw (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Lake Waccamaw Branch at 106 E Old Hwy 74 76, branch established on 1964/09/17. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.5
North Carolina average:

12.4

Lake Waccamaw travel time to work - commute Lake Waccamaw mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lake Waccamaw town (based on Columbus County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,278122
Black Protestant3,61026
Mainline Protestant3,14425
Catholic1,0632
Other5654
None24,438-
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
Columbus County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Columbus County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

7.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

5.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbus County:

31.7%
North Carolina:

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

15.7%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.1%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lake Waccamaw:

45.3%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Lake Waccamaw:

28.9
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lake Waccamaw:

21.1%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lake Waccamaw:

8.0%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lake Waccamaw:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lake Waccamaw:

32.5%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Lake Waccamaw:

55.0%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Lake Waccamaw:

75.0%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lake Waccamaw, 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
Financial Administration 2$5,773$34,6380$0
Other Government Administration 6$6,895$13,7900$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$13,390$32,1360$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,885$34,6200$0
Sewerage 2$6,747$40,4820$0
Water Supply 3$8,733$34,9320$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,478$32,8681$598
Totals for Government 21$49,901$28,5151$598

Lake Waccamaw government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $322,000 ($218.75)
    Fire Protection: $46,000 ($31.25)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($2.04)
  • Current Operations - Housing & Community Development: $394,000 ($267.66)
    Sewerage: $331,000 ($224.86)
    Liquor Stores: $193,000 ($131.11)
    Central Staff Services: $164,000 ($111.41)
    Water Utilities: $142,000 ($96.47)
    Regular Highways: $142,000 ($96.47)
    Police Protection: $123,000 ($83.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $62,000 ($42.12)
    Fire Protection: $29,000 ($19.70)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($4.76)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($2.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($16.98)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $1,000 ($0.68)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $2,000 ($1.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $20,000 ($13.59)
    Central Staff: $5,000 ($3.40)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $292,000 ($198.37)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($2.04)

Lake Waccamaw government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $264,000 ($179.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $110,000 ($74.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $157,000 ($106.66)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $106,000 ($72.01)
    Property Sale Other: $27,000 ($18.34)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($8.83)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $197,000 ($133.83)
    Water Utilities: $113,000 ($76.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $315,000 ($213.99)
    General Support: $53,000 ($36.01)
    Highways: $51,000 ($34.65)
    All Other: $29,000 ($19.70)
  • Tax - Property: $350,000 ($237.77)
    NEC: $2,000 ($1.36)
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,000 ($1.36)

Lake Waccamaw government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $42,000 ($28.53)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $412,000 ($279.89)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $289,000 ($196.33)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $94,000 ($63.86)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $36,000 ($24.46)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $559,000 ($379.76)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $48,000 ($32.61)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($4.08)

Lake Waccamaw government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $810,000 ($550.27)

4.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Horry County, SC  0.48% ($24,578 average AGI)
from Brunswick County, NC  0.43% ($30,260)
from New Hanover County, NC  0.41% ($24,971)


4.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,875 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Horry County, SC  0.54% ($31,815 average AGI)
to New Hanover County, NC  0.42% ($35,110)
to Brunswick County, NC  0.42% ($33,014)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Waccamaw:

  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBLA (1440 AM; 5 kW; ELIZABETHTOWN, NC; Owner: SOUND BUSINESS OF ELIZABETHTOWN, INC)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTXY (1540 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: STANLEY BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Waccamaw:

  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZFX (99.1 FM; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSTS (100.9 FM; FAIRMONT, NC; Owner: PRO-MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCO (94.9 FM; LORIS, SC; Owner: CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGQR (105.7 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, NC; Owner: SOUND BUSINESS OF ELIZABETHTOWN, INC)
  • WYNA (104.9 FM; CALABASH, NC; Owner: COASTLINE COMMUNICATIONS OF CAROLINA INC)
  • WLTT (106.3 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WBNU (103.7 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Waccamaw:

  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WUNU (Channel 31; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina
  • Fatal accident count12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:6
  • Fatalities15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents26
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • North Carolina average
  • Fatal accident count122
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents188
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons37
  • Fatalities131
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents330
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents21
See more detailed statistics of Lake Waccamaw fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • 820Total average daily traffic
  • 48Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,640Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Town Hall Fire & Rescue (Lat: 34.318500 Lon: -78.499167), Call Sign: KWJ429
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.820 MHzGrant Date: 06/28/2013, Expiration Date: 08/15/2023Registrant: Columbus County, 608 N. Thompson St., Whiteville, NC 28472, Phone: (910) 640-6610, Fax: (910) 640-1241, Email:
  • Town Hall Fire & Rescue (Lat: 34.318500 Lon: -78.499167), Call Sign: WAE769
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.015 MHzGrant Date: 06/28/2013, Expiration Date: 08/15/2023Registrant: Columbus County, 608 N. Thompson St., Whiteville, NC 28472, Phone: (910) 640-6610, Fax: (910) 640-1241, Email:
  • Lat: 34.601944 Lon: -78.843056, Call Sign: WPTW829
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.650 MHz, 465.650 MHzGrant Date: 01/03/2002, Expiration Date: 01/03/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/10/2012, Certifier: Rocco WadsworthRegistrant: Coastal Electronics, 313 Old Dairy Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405, Phone: (910) 791-4646, Fax: (910) 791-6937
  • Lat: 34.357250 Lon: -78.519806, Call Sign: WQPQ280
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.837 MHz, 457.412 MHz, 452.312 MHz, 452.512 MHz, 452.637 MHz, 456.687 MHzGrant Date: 07/18/2012, Expiration Date: 07/18/2022, Certifier: Roy M BridgersRegistrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: K4ACF, Previous Call Sign: WB9ACF, Licensee ID: L00185867, Grant Date: 10/21/2008, Expiration Date: 12/15/2018, Certifier: Alvin D Schmidt, Registrant: Alvin D Schmidt, 1072 Wooded Acres Road, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
  • Call Sign: KD4BGD, Licensee ID: L00658280, Grant Date: 05/31/2013, Expiration Date: 07/13/2023, Certifier: Ronald B Hamm, Registrant: Ronald B Hamm, 2768 Bella Coola Rd, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
  • Call Sign: KE4SQW, Grant Date: 11/14/1994, Expiration Date: 11/14/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/15/2006, Registrant: Valeria N Balogh, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
  • Call Sign: N4BGU, Licensee ID: L01062780, Grant Date: 10/05/2015, Expiration Date: 12/05/2025, Certifier: Janos I Balogh, Registrant: Janos I Balogh, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450-0344
  • Call Sign: W4WVL, Previous Call Sign: KJ4ZOA, Licensee ID: L01608049, Grant Date: 02/18/2011, Expiration Date: 02/18/2021, Certifier: Alvin D Schmidt, Registrant: Columbus County Amateur Radio Club, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
  • Call Sign: KK4BJT, Licensee ID: L01629469, Grant Date: 04/05/2011, Expiration Date: 04/05/2021, Certifier: Elizabeth Eskander, Registrant: Elizabeth Eskander, 1162 Bella Coola Rd, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: BEECH 95-B55 (T42A) (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2182L , Serial Number: TC-1996, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 09/08/1976
    Registrant (Corporation): Waccamaw Aviation LLC, 3549 Waccamaw Shores Rd, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3870Q , Serial Number: 17259970, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 08/11/1971
    Registrant (Corporation): Lake Waccamaw Aviation LLC, 601 Jefferson Rd, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lake Waccamaw and their reported violations in the past:

ST JAMES BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lake Waccamaw that have no violations reported:

  • FREEWILL PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • UNION CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH (Address: UNION CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH , Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Lake Waccamaw, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William3776.0 years
Mary3377.6 years
James2972.6 years
John2376.3 years
Robert2174.5 years
Margaret1079.3 years
Elizabeth1077.2 years
Henry1074.7 years
Joseph1071.2 years
Thomas1075.7 years
Most common last names in Lake Waccamaw, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2677.7 years
Ward1668.4 years
Graham1579.7 years
Spaulding1472.6 years
Martin1474.3 years
Jacobs1483.9 years
Young1271.3 years
Mitchell1276.8 years
Jones1180.5 years
Long1077.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (79%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Lake Waccamaw compared to North Carolina state average:

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

Lake Waccamaw on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other noninstitutional group quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 1,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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