Myrtle Grove, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 8,875. Population change since 2000: +24.6%
Males: 4,202  (47.4%)
Females: 4,673  (52.6%)
Median resident age:  43.6 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28409, 28412.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $72,081 (it was $55,242 in 2000)
Myrtle Grove:

$72,081
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $36,251 (it was $28,775 in 2000)

Myrtle Grove CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $218,453 (it was $155,900 in 2000)
Myrtle Grove:

$218,453
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $273,192; Detached houses: $301,147; Townhouses or other attached units: $483,797; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,116; Mobile homes: $56,084

Median gross rent in 2012: $776.

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  • White alone - 7,658 (88.5%)
  • Black alone - 457 (5.3%)
  • Hispanic - 273 (3.2%)
  • Asian alone - 166 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 50 (0.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 36 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Myrtle Grove: 94.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (15.2%), German (14.4%), United States (14.3%), Irish (11.4%), Italian (4.3%), Polish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 27 feet

Land area: 6.87 square miles.

Population density: 1,292 people per square mile   (low).

Myrtle Grove,NC real estate house value index trend

Myrtle Grove, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Myrtle Grove:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Myrtle Grove CDP:

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

242 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

This place:  2.7%
North Carolina:  7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,472 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,429 (0.6%)

Myrtle Grove satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (6.7 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (124.6 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (433.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Silver Lake, NC (1.4 miles ), Masonboro, NC (1.7 miles ), Sea Breeze, NC (2.2 miles ), Seagate, NC (2.4 miles ), Carolina Beach, NC (2.5 miles ), Wilmington, NC (2.6 miles ), Wrightsville Beach, NC (2.7 miles ), Belville, NC (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 34.13 N, Longitude: 77.88 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,682 (-18.9%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 973 (21.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

Myrtle Grove household income distribution Myrtle Grove home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

Work and jobs in Myrtle Grove: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Myrtle Grove, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Myrtle Grove, North Carolina average temperatures Myrtle Grove, North Carolina average precipitation Myrtle Grove, North Carolina humidity Myrtle Grove, North Carolina wind speed Myrtle Grove, North Carolina snowfall Myrtle Grove, North Carolina sunshine Myrtle Grove, North Carolina clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Myrtle Grove-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.1 miles away from the Myrtle Grove place center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 6/13/1962, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Myrtle Grove-area historical earthquake activity is 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 155.7 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 148.7 miles away from Myrtle Grove 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 168.3 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 264.6 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 91.4 miles away from Myrtle Grove 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 239.2 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 New Hanover County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, 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).
Myrtle Grove topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Myrtle Grove:

  • MYRTLE GROVE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 2 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • LIFE, INC CHEROKEE TRAIL GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 2 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • WELL CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF MYRTLE GROVE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • WILMINGTON TREATMENT CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • ELDERLODGE WILMINGTON (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • WILMINGTON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)

Amtrak station near Myrtle Grove:

  • 9 miles: WILMINGTON (201 HARNETT ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines.

Operable nuclear power plants near Myrtle Grove:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Myrtle Grove:

  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 7 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 13,112)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 7 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 9 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 8,372)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 53 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 69 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 69 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Robeson Community College (about 73 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)

Public elementary/middle schools in Myrtle Grove:

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Notable location: New Hanover County Public Library - Myrtle Grove Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shopping Center: Myrtle Grove Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Myrtle Grove include: Whispering Pines Baptist Church (A), Vineyard Community Church (B), United Advent Christian Church (C), Sanctuary Church of Wilmington (D), Harbor United Methodist Church (E), Myrtle Grove Holiness Church (F), Myrtle Grove Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Freeman Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Everett Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

New Hanover County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 60.3. This is better than average.

City:

60.3
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 2.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.14. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.14
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.2%
(4.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.6% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.0%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
101 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Myrtle Grove compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Myrtle Grove travel time to work - commute Myrtle Grove mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (94%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Myrtle Grove CDP (based on New Hanover County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.19%
Here: 47.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents34.6%17.0%13.4%7.9%6.1%
Congregations24.2%3.8%9.8%9.8%5.3%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEvangelical Presbyterian ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)JewishOther
Adherents3.5%2.5%1.7%1.6%11.7%
Congregations3.8%1.5%3.8%1.5%36.4%
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: 44
New Hanover County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
New Hanover County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 76
New Hanover County:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 262
Here:

13.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
New Hanover County:

23.8%
North Carolina:

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

15.7%
State:

15.6%

8.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,464 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.81%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($568 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Brunswick County, NC  0.74% ($30,360 average AGI)
from Pender County, NC  0.65% ($29,777)
from Wake County, NC  0.56% ($41,689)


8.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,414 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.43%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($200 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Brunswick County, NC  0.95% ($33,819 average AGI)
to Pender County, NC  0.73% ($36,765)
to Wake County, NC  0.60% ($37,816)

Strongest AM radio stations in Myrtle Grove:

  • 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.)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WLSG (1340 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, 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.)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Myrtle Grove:

  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WWQQ-FM (101.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WUIN (106.7 FM; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WSFM (107.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBNE (93.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKXS-FM (94.1 FM; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WAZO (98.3 FM; OAK ISLAND, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WKOO (98.7 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WQSL (92.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WXQR-FM (105.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WLTT (106.3 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • W240AS (95.9 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)

TV broadcast stations around Myrtle Grove:

  • W51CW (Channel 51; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WPXU-TV (Channel 35; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON JACKSONVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)
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 ORIGINATED30$178,50649$194,168290$200,03910$137,74631$185,6937$98,970
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$04$271,58824$223,2942$65,3353$194,4601$39,050
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$142,7839$165,42286$224,8177$58,6536$182,4107$88,697
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$178,9956$252,19254$248,7632$103,8003$193,6872$116,945
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$172,8102$535,83024$226,7410$02$406,3150$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0121.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$236,7646$226,935
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$332,6704$195,138
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$231,5751$238,530
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$242,7851$234,280
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$114,4301$401,290

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0121.02

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