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Population in 2012: 1,481 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.0%
 

Males: 691  (46.7%)
Females: 790  (53.3%)

Median resident age:  48.4 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28450.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $65,773 (it was $47,692 in 2000)
Lake Waccamaw:

$65,773
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,726

Lake Waccamaw town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $250,753 (it was $133,300 in 2000)
Lake Waccamaw:

$250,753
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $268,053; Detached houses: $280,013; Townhouses or other attached units: $619,637; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $149,008; Mobile homes: $59,308

Median gross rent in 2012: $755.

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  • White alone - 1,192 (80.5%)
  • Black alone - 196 (13.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 55 (3.7%)
  • Hispanic - 18 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 17 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lake Waccamaw: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: United States (29.8%), English (11.0%), Scotch-Irish (6.9%), Irish (6.1%), German (4.3%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 63 feet

Land area: 3.44 square miles.

Population density: 430 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lake Waccamaw:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Waccamaw town:

  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

11 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.8%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina as of November 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lake Waccamaw to the number of sex offenders is 741 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,824 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,167 (1.0%)

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
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $170,100
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $291,700

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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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.36
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.0%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +458 (+48.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3%)
  • Registered nurses (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Lake Waccamaw-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 35% greater 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 significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.4 miles away from Lake Waccamaw 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, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake Waccamaw topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers in Lake Waccamaw:

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

Other hospitals/medical centers near Lake Waccamaw:

  • COLUMBUS REGIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 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)

Political contributions by individuals in Lake Waccamaw, NC

Local government website: WWW.LAKEWACCAMAW.COM

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

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 33 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,987)
  • University of North Carolina-Wilmington (about 37 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 11,028)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 46 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 2,962)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 47 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 7,254)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 48 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 4,818)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 57 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,481)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 58 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,496)

Public high schools in Lake Waccamaw:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lake Waccamaw:

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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

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

HALLSBORO UMC (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAKE WACCAMAW STATE PARK (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
LAKE WACCAMAW ST PARK-VISITORS (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor 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)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.0%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lake Waccamaw, NC

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 compared to North Carolina state average:

Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • 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.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lake Waccamaw travel time to work - commute


Lake Waccamaw mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.69%
Here53.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchOriginal Free Will BaptistsChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents65.8%11.8%6.2%2.9%2.8%
Congregations50.0%14.0%8.1%5.1%5.1%
NameInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchCatholic Church Charismatic Churches IndependentAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.4%1.3%1.2%1.0%4.6%
Congregations2.9%1.5%0.7%1.5%11.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Here:

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.
North Carolina:

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
This county:

7.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.37 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

12.1%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.7%
State:

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

15.7%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3$10,271$41,0840$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$11,752$28,2050$0
Sewerage 2$4,605$27,6300$0
Water Supply 4$8,161$24,4830$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,183$31,0981$518
Totals for Government 16$39,972$29,9791$518

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $322,000 ($217.42)
    Fire Protection: $46,000 ($31.06)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($2.03)
  • Current Operations - Housing & Community Development: $394,000 ($266.04)
    Sewerage: $331,000 ($223.50)
    Liquor Stores: $193,000 ($130.32)
    Central Staff Services: $164,000 ($110.74)
    Water Utilities: $142,000 ($95.88)
    Regular Highways: $142,000 ($95.88)
    Police Protection: $123,000 ($83.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $62,000 ($41.86)
    Fire Protection: $29,000 ($19.58)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($4.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($2.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($16.88)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $1,000 ($0.68)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $2,000 ($1.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $20,000 ($13.50)
    Central Staff: $5,000 ($3.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $292,000 ($197.16)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($2.03)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $264,000 ($178.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $110,000 ($74.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $157,000 ($106.01)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $106,000 ($71.57)
    Property Sale Other: $27,000 ($18.23)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($8.78)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $197,000 ($133.02)
    Water Utilities: $113,000 ($76.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $315,000 ($212.69)
    General Support: $53,000 ($35.79)
    Highways: $51,000 ($34.44)
    All Other: $29,000 ($19.58)
  • Tax - Property: $350,000 ($236.33)
    NEC: $2,000 ($1.35)
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,000 ($1.35)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $42,000 ($28.36)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $412,000 ($278.19)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $289,000 ($195.14)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $94,000 ($63.47)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $36,000 ($24.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $559,000 ($377.45)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $48,000 ($32.41)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($4.05)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $810,000 ($546.93)

4.55% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,737 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Horry County, SC  0.47% ($20,813 average AGI)
from Brunswick County, NC  0.41% ($31,406)
from New Hanover County, NC  0.38% ($36,923)


4.37% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,743 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.37%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Horry County, SC  0.51% ($25,977 average AGI)
to Brunswick County, NC  0.47% ($41,163)
to New Hanover County, NC  0.41% ($23,913)

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 count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 108
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 167
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 117
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 289
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18
See more detailed statistics of Lake Waccamaw fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here



FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Town Hall Fire & Rescue (Lat: 34.318500 Lon: -78.499167), Call Sign: KWJ429
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.820 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/18/2003, Expiration Date: 08/15/2013
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/18/2003, Expiration Date: 08/15/2013
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/03/2002, Expiration Date: 01/03/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/10/2012, Certifier: Rocco Wadsworth
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/18/2012, Expiration Date: 07/18/2022, Certifier: Roy M Bridgers
    Registrant: 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: 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: N4AUK, Licensee ID: L01059408
    Grant Date: 04/07/2006, Expiration Date: 05/29/2016, Certifier: Charles T Hager
    Registrant: Charles T Hager, 1514 Canal Cove Road, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28312
  • Call Sign: N4BGU, Licensee ID: L01062780
    Grant Date: 09/13/2005, Expiration Date: 12/05/2015, Certifier: Janos I Balogh
    Registrant: Janos I Balogh, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
  • 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:

2
  • 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
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4535R , Serial Number: 28-21239, Year manufactured: 1965
    Registrant (Individual): Kelly D Seymour, Po Box 222, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450


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
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