Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 612 (85% urban, 15% rural).
Population change since 2000: +43.7%
Males: 301  (49.3%)
Females: 311  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

64.6 years
North Carolina median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 28469, 28470.

Ocean Isle Beach Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2016: $71,253 (it was $67,639 in 2000)
Ocean Isle Beach:

$71,253
NC:

$50,584

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $62,698 (it was $42,605 in 2000)

Ocean Isle Beach town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $527,605 (it was $341,700 in 2000)
Ocean Isle Beach:

$527,605
NC:

$165,400

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $251,006; detached houses: $289,356; townhouses or other attached units: $236,564; in 2-unit structures: $166,827; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $201,991; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $169,666; mobile homes: $86,448; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $98,271

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,165.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ocean Isle Beach: 107.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 4.4%
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  • Races in Ocean Isle Beach, NC (2010)
    • 52294.9%White alone
    • 193.5%Hispanic
    • 71.3%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Two or more races

Races in Ocean Isle Beach detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina as of October 15, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ocean Isle Beach is 40 to 1.


Crime rates in Ocean Isle Beach by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2009

2012

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(185.5)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(432.9)
1
(203.7)
4
(778.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(347.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
61
(13,586)
42
(9,091)
24
(4,888)
49
(9,533)
68
(12,616)
47
(8,174)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
72
(16,036)
57
(12,338)
140
(28,513)
76
(14,786)
39
(7,236)
35
(6,087)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(2,673)
2
(432.9)
3
(611.0)
6
(1,167)
6
(1,113)
2
(347.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(216.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 307.4)1803.01251.11572.31507.81317.3913.0

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City-data.com crime index in Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Crime rate in Ocean Isle Beach detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

20.73
North Carolina average:

2.35
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Ancestries: American (29.4%), English (20.3%), German (9.1%), Irish (6.8%), Scotch-Irish (6.1%), Scottish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 9 feet

Land area: 3.43 square miles.

Population density: 178 people per square mile   (very low).

Ocean Isle Beach,NC real estate house value index trend

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina map

39 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 2.1% Europe).

This town:

5.2%
North Carolina:

7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,202 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,972 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (37.8 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (133.6 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (459.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Sunset Beach, NC (2.0 miles ),
Shallotte, NC (2.5 miles ),
Calabash, NC (2.7 miles ),
Carolina Shores, NC (2.8 miles ),
Holden Beach, NC (3.0 miles ),
Little River, SC (3.3 miles ),
Varnamtown, NC (3.5 miles ),
North Myrtle Beach, SC (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 33.89 N, Longitude: 78.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

Distribution of median household income in Ocean Isle Beach, NC in 2016
Distribution of house value in Ocean Isle Beach, NC in 2016
Ocean Isle Beach satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 89 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 1998: 91 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 1999: 89 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2000: 97 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2001: 73 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2002: 85 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2003: 118 buildings, average cost: $183,500
  • 2004: 84 buildings, average cost: $195,400
  • 2005: 91 buildings, average cost: $225,100
  • 2006: 49 buildings, average cost: $239,800
  • 2007: 20 buildings, average cost: $228,300
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $241,700
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $246,000
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $236,400
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $249,700
  • 2012: 25 buildings, average cost: $348,700
  • 2013: 38 buildings, average cost: $343,000
  • 2014: 53 buildings, average cost: $300,600
  • 2015: 70 buildings, average cost: $306,000
  • 2016: 102 buildings, average cost: $313,300
  • 2017: 101 buildings, average cost: $313,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Ocean Isle Beach, NC residents
Average permit cost in Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Ocean Isle Beach, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (14.2%)
  • Construction (13.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.1%)
  • Utilities (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (3.7%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (12.3%)
  • Utilities (8.2%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (5.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (17.6%)
  • Public administration (10.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Health care (5.9%)
Most common occupations in Ocean Isle Beach, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (16.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.3%)
  • Top executives (5.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (18.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Top executives (8.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.7%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (25.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.4%)
  • Child care workers (4.4%)

Average climate in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ocean Isle Beach-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/17/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the Ocean Isle Beach town center injured 46 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/9/1950, a category F3 tornado 21.2 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ocean Isle Beach-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 89% 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 120.2 miles away from Ocean Isle Beach 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 113.0 miles away from Ocean Isle Beach 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 134.7 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 232.5 miles away from Ocean Isle Beach center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 114.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 126.0 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).
Ocean Isle Beach topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ocean Isle Beach:

  • AUTUMN CARE OF SHALLOTTE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SHALLOTTE, NC)
  • SOUTHEASTERN DIALYSIS SHALLOTTE (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; SHALLOTTE, NC)
  • LIFE, INC LOCKWOOD STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SUPPLY, NC)
  • UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE / BRUNSWICK (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BOLIVIA, NC)

Airports located in Ocean Isle Beach:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ocean Isle Beach:

  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 34 miles; Conway, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 34 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 37 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 8,372)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 40 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 40 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Robeson Community College (about 60 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 71 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)

Points of interest:

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

Lake: Gold Mine Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Museum of Coastal Carolina (Planetariums; 21 East 2nd Street), Breakers (Amusement & Theme Parks; 19 East 1st Street).

Brunswick 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 Ocean Isle Beach and their reported violations in the past:

WPNR LLC (Population served: 98, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

70.3%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

1.1%
Whole state:

5.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Ocean Isle Beach (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Ocean Isle Beach Branch at 127 Causeway Dr, branch established on 1984/07/23. 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
  • First Bank: Ocean Isle Branch at 113a Causeway Drive, branch established on 2007/02/13. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $3,289.4 mil, Deposits: $2,759.1 mil, headquarters in Troy, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp
  • Waccamaw Bank: Sunset Commons Branch at 923 Seaside Rd Sw, branch established on 2007/05/07. Info updated 2006/06/06: Bank assets: $562.0 mil, Deposits: $492.7 mil, headquarters in Whiteville, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Waccamaw Bankshares, Inc
  • The East Carolina Bank: Ocean Isle Beach Branch at 6278 Beach Drive, Suite 100, Unit One, branch established on 2007/06/04. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $921.7 mil, Deposits: $797.6 mil, headquarters in Engelhard, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Ecb Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Ocean Isle Beach:

Marital status in Ocean Isle Beach, NC
  • Never married: 5.7%
  • Now married: 81.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

For population 25 years and over in Ocean Isle Beach:

  • High school or higher: 97.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 56.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
North Carolina average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Ocean Isle Beach
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Religion statistics for Ocean Isle Beach, 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
This 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.
North Carolina:

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
This county:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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:
Here:

9.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Brunswick County:

27.5%
North Carolina:

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

16.1%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ocean Isle Beach:

50.6%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ocean Isle Beach:

45.4%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.3%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ocean Isle Beach:

11.8%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

38.2%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

55.9%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

73.9%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ocean Isle Beach, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 13$47,000$43,3850$0
Other Government Administration 12$34,627$34,6270$0
Firefighters 11$36,425$39,7364$2,214
Financial Administration 6$19,105$38,2100$0
Streets and Highways 4$10,753$32,2590$0
Sewerage 4$15,704$47,1120$0
Water Supply 3$10,877$43,5080$0
Other and Unallocable 3$9,077$36,3081$828
Totals for Government 56$183,568$39,3365$3,042

Ocean Isle Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $474,000 ($774.51)
    Air Transportation: $41,000 ($66.99)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,249,000 ($2040.85)
    Liquor Stores: $1,002,000 ($1637.25)
    Police Protection: $937,000 ($1531.05)
    Sewerage: $902,000 ($1473.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $716,000 ($1169.93)
    Financial Administration: $508,000 ($830.07)
    Regular Highways: $280,000 ($457.52)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $199,000 ($325.16)
    Natural Resources - Other: $188,000 ($307.19)
    General - Other: $152,000 ($248.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $145,000 ($236.93)
    General Public Buildings: $108,000 ($176.47)
    Central Staff Services: $22,000 ($35.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($29.41)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($4.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $52,000 ($84.97)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $4,000 ($6.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $26,000 ($42.48)
    Air Transportation: $17,000 ($27.78)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $13,000 ($21.24)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($17.97)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000 ($11.44)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($8.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $285,000 ($465.69)

Ocean Isle Beach government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,104,000 ($1803.92)
    Other: $650,000 ($1062.09)
    Natural Resources - Other: $557,000 ($910.13)
    Air Transportation: $93,000 ($151.96)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $10,000 ($16.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $29,000 ($47.39)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $61,000 ($99.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $113,000 ($184.64)
    Interest Earnings: $27,000 ($44.12)
    Sale of Property: $18,000 ($29.41)
    General Revenue - Other: $16,000 ($26.14)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,363,000 ($2227.12)
    Liquor Stores: $1,088,000 ($1777.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $406,000 ($663.40)
    Other: $51,000 ($83.33)
    Highways: $29,000 ($47.39)
  • Tax - Property: $2,316,000 ($3784.31)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,617,000 ($2642.16)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $221,000 ($361.11)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $116,000 ($189.54)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $74,000 ($120.92)
    Other License: $21,000 ($34.31)

Ocean Isle Beach government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,533,000 ($4138.89)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,993,000 ($3256.54)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $540,000 ($882.35)

Ocean Isle Beach government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,342,000 ($21800.65)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $248,000 ($405.23)

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)
Businesses in Ocean Isle Beach, NC
NameCountNameCount
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul2
Hardee's1UPS5

Strongest AM radio stations in Ocean Isle Beach:

  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WVCB (1410 AM; 1 kW; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: JOHN G. WORRELL)
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WPJS (1330 AM; 5 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: WPJS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ocean Isle Beach:

  • WYNA (104.9 FM; CALABASH, NC; Owner: COASTLINE COMMUNICATIONS OF CAROLINA INC)
  • WDZD (93.5 FM; OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WBNU (103.7 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLTT (106.3 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WVCO (94.9 FM; LORIS, SC; Owner: CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYAV (104.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WEZV (105.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMYB (92.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSFM (107.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WWQQ-FM (101.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKZQ-FM (101.7 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WAZO (98.3 FM; OAK ISLAND, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Ocean Isle Beach:

  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • W49AN (Channel 49; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WGSI-CA (Channel 11; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: BEACH TV OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WGSC-CA (Channel 8; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: BEACH TV OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)

Ocean Isle Beach fatal accident list:

Mar 15, 2008 06:28 PM, E Oak Island Dr, Se 51st St, Lat: 33.912670, Lon: -78.112540, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jan 27, 2007 01:30 AM, East Second Street, Lat: 33.893125, Lon: -78.417733, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 8, 2001 08:18 PM, E Oak Island Dr, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 10, 1997 09:57 PM, W First St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 203ft / 62.4mTotal length
  • 14,400Total average daily traffic
  • 1,008Total average daily truck traffic
  • 28,800Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ocean Isle Beach)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 351 Ocean Ridge Parkway Sw (Lat: 33.939167 Lon: -78.487500), Call Sign: WQGB984, Licensee ID: L01013180,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.557 MHz, 151.572 MHz, Grant Date: 11/02/2016, Expiration Date: 12/05/2026, Certifier: Bill Long, Registrant: Ocean Ridge Plantation Golf, Inc., 351 Ocean Ridge Parkway Sw, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469, Phone: (910) 287-1901, Fax: (910) 287-1707, Email:
  • Lat: 33.888778 Lon: -78.426944, Call Sign: WQLB875,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.600 MHz, Grant Date: 11/25/2009, Expiration Date: 11/25/2019, Certifier: Dixon L Medlin, Registrant: Kanoy & Kanoy Inc, 825 Salt Water Lane Sw, Supply, NC 28462, Phone: (910) 540-5050, Fax: (910) 846-4433, Email:
  • Lat: 33.904861 Lon: -78.401833, Call Sign: WQON396,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.337 MHz, 452.137 MHz, 457.137 MHz, Grant Date: 11/28/2011, Expiration Date: 11/28/2021, Certifier: John Jenkins, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • CR03AW408, 63 Ocean Isle Blvd. West (Lat: 33.877806 Lon: -78.470722), Type: Building, Structure height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WQVD324,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/07/2015, Expiration Date: 01/07/2025, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • Ocean Isle Beach WWT, 6049 Yarborough Street (Lat: 33.918861 Lon: -78.449111), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQXB360,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.293 MHz, 952.293 MHz, Grant Date: 01/20/2016, Expiration Date: 01/20/2026, Certifier: Benjamin Heck, Registrant: Brunswick County Pu, Bolivia, NC 28422, Phone: (910) 253-2011, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • Corner Ocean View & Beach Dr (Lat: 33.999056 Lon: -78.068611), Type: Building, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: KEB537,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 06/06/1996, Expiration Date: 06/06/2001, Cancellation Date: 09/09/2001, Registrant: Hewett, Leonard:hewett, Pauline, 1705 Sommersett Rd Sw, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
  • 6779 Beach Dr Sw (Lat: 34.916833 Lon: -78.466389), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: KMC213,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 06/13/1995, Expiration Date: 06/13/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: John Harrison, 6779 Beach Dr Sw, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
  • 1692 Colonist Square Sw (Lat: 33.911306 Lon: -78.400639), Type: Tree, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 20 m, Call Sign: WQZ315,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 158.500 MHz, 156.700 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.900 MHz, 156.950 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.925 MHz, 156.975 MHz, Grant Date: 05/13/2003, Expiration Date: 06/09/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2013, Registrant: Sea Rescue, Inc, 1692 Colonist Square Sw, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469, Phone: (910) 754-7901, Fax: (910) 754-7945, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ocean Isle Beach)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ocean Isle Beach)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
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 ORIGINATED2$133,05531$266,987103$248,3454$168,85885$281,6254$77,708
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$265,6505$248,9100$03$294,0230$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$121,5104$213,51331$307,7581$46,77022$338,8972$70,215
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$101,9403$305,59716$245,4030$010$282,4411$63,200
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$204,6806$281,5520$04$287,2400$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0205.02 , 0205.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$152,2901$126,8101$140,120
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$151,1800$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$116,2701$134,540
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0205.02 , 0205.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ocean Isle Beach, NC - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 56
  • Hazardous Condition: 25
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 4
Fire incident types in Ocean Isle Beach, NC

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Most common first names in Ocean Isle Beach, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1974.6 years
William1874.1 years
James1470.3 years
George1277.9 years
David970.3 years
Margaret977.8 years
John875.1 years
Richard871.7 years
Charles774.3 years
Louise787.6 years
Most common last names in Ocean Isle Beach, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Stanley674.0 years
Cox478.0 years
Holden466.5 years
Hewett473.5 years
Gore473.8 years
Lee477.8 years
Little474.2 years
Butler375.7 years
Black380.3 years
Davis380.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ocean Isle Beach, NC
  • 88.7%Electricity
  • 8.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Utility gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ocean Isle Beach, NC
  • 95.6%Electricity
  • 4.4%No fuel used


Ocean Isle Beach compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Ocean Isle Beach on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Costa Rica (population 500+)"
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  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Southern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
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