Midway, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 4,792 (81% urban, 19% rural).
Males: 2,336  (48.8%)
Females: 2,456  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

41.4 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 27127.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,181
Midway:

$56,181
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,099

Midway town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $214,300
Midway:

$214,300
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $162,411; detached houses: $171,243; mobile homes: $76,949

Median gross rent in 2017: $875.

March 2019 cost of living index in Midway: 92.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.3%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 74.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Midway, NC (2010)
    • 4,06186.8%White alone
    • 3808.1%Black alone
    • 1633.5%Hispanic
    • 380.8%Two or more races
    • 240.5%Asian alone
    • 90.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

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

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Ancestries: American (22.9%), German (14.2%), English (13.7%), Irish (5.1%), Israeli (4.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 2006

129 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.9% Latin America, 0.5% North America).

This town:

2.5%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,079 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,187 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (21.3 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (131.1 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (448.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

St. James, NC (1.6 miles ),
Oak Island, NC (2.0 miles ),
Caswell Beach, NC (2.5 miles ),
Varnamtown, NC (2.5 miles ),
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC (2.5 miles ),
Bolivia, NC (2.6 miles),
Southport, NC (2.6 miles ),
Holden Beach, NC (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 33.97 N, Longitude: 78.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

Distribution of median household income in Midway, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Midway, NC in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO
Air Quality Index
Carbon Monoxide Level

Tornado activity:

Midway-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 45% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.2 miles away from the Midway town center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 10/9/1950, a category F3 tornado 30.3 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Midway-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 138.0 miles away from Midway 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 131.2 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 150.7 miles away from Midway center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 250.3 miles away from the city center
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 109.1 miles away from Midway center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 132.5 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 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Midway:

  • SOUTHPORT DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • J ARTHUR DOSHER MEM HOSP (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • OCEAN TRAIL HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • OCEAN TRAIL CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE / BRUNSWICK (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BOLIVIA, NC)
  • LIFE, INC LOCKWOOD STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SUPPLY, NC)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF SHALLOTTE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SHALLOTTE, NC)

Operable nuclear power plants near Midway:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Midway:

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 22 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,372)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 23 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 23 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 52 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 53 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Robeson Community College (about 68 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 70 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)

Points of interest:

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Churches in Midway include: Hebron Church (A), Midway Christian Church (B), Brooks Temple (C), Faith Alliance Church (D), Saints Delite Church (E). Display/hide their locations 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:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

74.9%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.9%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Midway:

Marital status in Midway, NC
  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

For population 25 years and over in Midway:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
North Carolina average:

11.9

Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Midway
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Midway, 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
Brunswick County:

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.
State:

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

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 107
This county:

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.5%
State:

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

16.1%
State:

15.6%

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Midway:

  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, 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)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Midway:

  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WAZO (98.3 FM; OAK ISLAND, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WWQQ-FM (101.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSFM (107.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLTT (106.3 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WKXS-FM (94.1 FM; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WUIN (106.7 FM; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WYNA (104.9 FM; CALABASH, NC; Owner: COASTLINE COMMUNICATIONS OF CAROLINA INC)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WBNU (103.7 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDZD (93.5 FM; OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WBNE (93.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Midway:

  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W51CW (Channel 51; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)
Midway fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Midway fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 105ft / 32.1mTotal length
  • 127,000Total average daily traffic
  • 13,463Total average daily truck traffic
  • 68,000Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Midway, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Midway, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Midway)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Int Of Hwy 52 And Gum Tree Rd (Lat: 35.959306 Lon: -80.216722), Call Sign: WBY348, Licensee ID: L00045871,
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.075 MHz, Grant Date: 09/18/1996, Expiration Date: 12/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Registrant: County Of Davidson, Lexington, NC 27293, Phone: (704) 242-2132

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • MIDWAY, 1285 Midway School Rd (Midway - Greensboro, Nc Msa) (Lat: 35.954611 Lon: -80.199639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 79.2 m, Overall height: 84.7 m, Call Sign: WMQ653,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 10/13/2015, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • MIDWAY (GB) (00), 1285 Midway School Rd (Midway - Greensboro, Nc Msa) (Lat: 35.954611 Lon: -80.199639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 79.2 m, Overall height: 84.7 m, Call Sign: WQIJ888,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/29/2008, Expiration Date: 02/28/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/29/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • Midway NC 7, 0.65 Mi E Of Int Of Old #52 Hwy & County Ln (Lat: 35.969611 Lon: -80.214972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 149.3 m, Overall height: 151.2 m, Call Sign: WQIJ889,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/29/2008, Expiration Date: 02/28/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/29/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, 774 Mays Blvd., #10-465, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • MIDWAY, 104 Wood St (Lat: 34.730694 Lon: -77.310222), Overall height: 121 m, Call Sign: WLV765,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 01/19/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 07/08/2015, Certifier: Glenn S Rabin, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Midway, NC
  • 61.3%Electricity
  • 22.9%Utility gas
  • 11.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Midway, NC
  • 71.5%Electricity
  • 17.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.2%Utility gas


Midway compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
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