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Population in 2012: 756 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.7%
 

Males: 410  (54.3%)
Females: 346  (45.7%)

Median resident age:  43.1 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28451.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,506 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Northwest:

$42,506
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,974

Northwest city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $101,295 (it was $71,900 in 2000)
Northwest:

$101,295
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $141,843; Detached houses: $156,448; Mobile homes: $105,427

Median gross rent in 2012: $750.

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  • Black alone - 490 (66.7%)
  • White alone - 210 (28.6%)
  • Hispanic - 24 (3.3%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Northwest: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (9.2%), German (7.5%), Irish (4.5%), Scotch-Irish (4.2%), English (3.9%), Scottish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1993

Elevation: 61 feet

Land area: 6.14 square miles.

Population density: 123 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Northwest:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 15.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Northwest city:

  • Never married: 14.6%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

19 residents are foreign born (0.3% Europe).

This city:  2.9%
North Carolina:  7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $785 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $419 (0.5%)

Northwest satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (15.0 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (108.0 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (426.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Sandy Creek, NC (1.2 miles ), Evergreen, NC (2.0 miles ), Delco, NC (2.0 miles ), Riegelwood, NC (2.2 miles ), Leland, NC (3.0 miles ), Navassa, NC (3.0 miles ), Sandyfield, NC (3.1 miles ), East Arcadia, NC (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 34.31 N, Longitude: 78.15 W

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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.63
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.3%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +170 (+33.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Northwest-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the Northwest city center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 10/9/1950, a category F3 tornado 27.3 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Northwest-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 99% 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 95.4 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 83.3 miles away from Northwest center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brunswick County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, 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).
Northwest topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Northwest:

  • BRUNSWICK COVE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WINNABOW, NC)
  • HILLHAVEN CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-CYPRESS POINTE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)

Amtrak station near Northwest:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Northwest:

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 13 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,987)
  • University of North Carolina-Wilmington (about 17 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 11,028)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 61 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 2,962)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 61 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 7,254)
  • Mount Olive College (about 63 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 2,812)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 66 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 4,818)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 68 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,481)

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Notable location: Northwest Police Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Northwest include: Crystal Spring Church (A), Bethel Church (B), Perkinsville Church (C), All Souls Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coffin Branch (A), Bear Branch (B), Fox Maple Branch (C), Grape Branch (D). 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
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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 3.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.32
U.S.:

2.43


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.3%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% for Black residents, 10.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.5%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.9%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Northwest, NC

Northwest compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Northwest travel time to work - commute


Northwest mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

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Religion statistics for Northwest city (based on Brunswick County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.33%
Here32.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents57.1%17.5%9.8%5.8%2.9%
Congregations53.3%13.0%2.2%6.5%4.3%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.9%1.2%1.1%1.0%1.8%
Congregations2.2%4.3%2.2%2.2%9.8%
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: 20
Here:

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.
North Carolina:

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

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 107
Brunswick County:

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

9.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.5%
State:

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

16.1%
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 2$4,528$27,1680$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$4,530$27,1802$2,424
Water Supply 0$0 1$753
Totals for Government 4$9,058$27,1743$3,177

Northwest government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $146,000 ($193.12)
    Housing & Community Development: $136,000 ($179.89)
    Central Staff Services: $113,000 ($149.47)
    General Public Buildings: $12,000 ($15.87)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($5.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($2.65)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($1.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($55.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $23,000 ($30.42)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($7.94)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($1.32)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $168,000 ($222.22)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Northwest government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $45,000 ($59.52)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $129,000 ($170.63)
    All Other: $56,000 ($74.07)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $124,000 ($164.02)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $38,000 ($50.26)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($3.97)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($25.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $43,000 ($56.88)
    Highways: $22,000 ($29.10)
    General Support: $8,000 ($10.58)
  • Tax - Property: $46,000 ($60.85)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.32)

Northwest government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $698,000 ($923.28)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $698,000 ($923.28)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $698,000 ($923.28)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $277,000 ($366.40)

12.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($57,566 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.99%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($251 average AGI)
Brunswick County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from New Hanover County, NC  2.66% ($46,091 average AGI)
from Horry County, SC  0.39% ($33,810)
from Wake County, NC  0.39% ($86,571)


6.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
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 New Hanover County, NC  1.40% ($47,281 average AGI)
to Horry County, SC  0.50% ($41,477)
to Columbus County, NC  0.23% ($31,406)

Strongest AM radio stations in Northwest:

  • 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)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WLSG (1340 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBLA (1440 AM; 5 kW; ELIZABETHTOWN, NC; Owner: SOUND BUSINESS OF ELIZABETHTOWN, INC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Northwest:

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

TV broadcast stations around Northwest:

  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W51CW (Channel 51; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WPXU-TV (Channel 35; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON JACKSONVILLE LICENSE, INC.)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SANDY CREEK, 5273 Northwest Road (Lat: 34.311167 Lon: -78.174278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 99.1 m, Call Sign: WPQX279
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6755.00 MHz, 6745.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/01/2010, Expiration Date: 10/31/2020, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: K4LIS
    Grant Date: 10/15/1998, Expiration Date: 10/15/2008, Cancellation Date: 10/16/2010
    Registrant: Clay Patterson, 4008 Northwest Rd, Northwest, NC 28451



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$121,41519$70,85214$75,3921$25,1702$77,460
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$010$50,4608$61,6740$01$37,510
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$040$52,22522$62,2732$16,6952$49,950
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$70,4278$65,8930$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$60,1903$50,7630$00$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$72,5301$66,580
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
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