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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

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 2011: 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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Myrtle Grove races chart
  • 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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Recent posts about Myrtle Grove, North Carolina on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Myrtle Grove is mentioned 106 times on our forum:
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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).

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For population 25 years and over in Myrtle Grove:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Myrtle Grove CDP:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

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

This place:  2.8%
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: -1,550 (-17.9%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 908 (20.4%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.8%
North Carolina:

9.1%

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%)

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Average climate in Myrtle Grove, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Myrtle Grove-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 12% 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 significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 100% 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 91.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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).
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Hospitals/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)

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: 11,028)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 8 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 3,987)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 69 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 2,962)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 69 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 7,254)
  • Mount Olive College (about 76 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 2,812)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 85 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 4,818)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 87 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,481)

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 15.9. This is significantly better than average.
City:

15.9
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.32. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.32
U.S.:

2.43


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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Myrtle Grove, NC

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.
  • Median house value above 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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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%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.19%
Here47.2%
USA50.2%

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
This county:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 262
New Hanover County:

13.78 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.8%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
New Hanover County:

15.7%
State:

15.6%

11.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,565 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.03%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($364 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

0.09%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pender County, NC  0.68% ($30,056 average AGI)
from Wake County, NC  0.65% ($50,610)
from Brunswick County, NC  0.64% ($47,281)


9.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($43,449 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.29%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($142 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Brunswick County, NC  1.33% ($46,091 average AGI)
to Pender County, NC  1.03% ($45,637)
to Wake County, NC  0.66% ($40,217)

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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