Sea Breeze, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 1,969. Population change since 2000: +50.1%
Males: 896  (45.5%)
Females: 1,073  (54.5%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28409.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $53,828 (it was $41,836 in 2000)
Sea Breeze:

$53,828
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $33,996 (it was $21,608 in 2000)

Sea Breeze CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $230,728 (it was $165,900 in 2000)
Sea Breeze:

$230,728
NC:

$154,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $299,278; Detached houses: $356,245; Townhouses or other attached units: $231,475; Mobile homes: $29,949

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,203.

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  • Races in Sea Breeze, NC (2010)

    Sea Breeze races chart
    • 1,72187.4%White alone
    • 1578.0%Black alone
    • 311.6%Hispanic
    • 251.3%Two or more races
    • 221.1%Asian alone
    • 100.5%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Other race alone
    • 10.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Sea Breeze: 96.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (20.0%), English (16.9%), German (15.8%), Irish (14.0%), Polish (3.8%), Italian (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 25 feet

Land area: 1.63 square miles.

Population density: 1,210 people per square mile   (low).

Sea Breeze,NC real estate house value index trend

Sea Breeze, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Sea Breeze:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sea Breeze CDP:

  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 5.8%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

12 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.5%
North Carolina:

7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,965 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,858 (0.7%)

Sea Breeze satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (11.1 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (128.6 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (437.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Carolina Beach, NC (1.4 miles ), Kure Beach, NC (2.1 miles ), Myrtle Grove, NC (2.2 miles ), Silver Lake, NC (2.4 miles ), Masonboro, NC (2.7 miles ), Boiling Spring Lakes, NC (3.0 miles ), Seagate, NC (3.2 miles ), Wilmington, NC (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 34.06 N, Longitude: 77.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

Sea Breeze household income distribution Sea Breeze home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (23%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (25%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (24%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Community and social service occupations (10%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Sea Breeze: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sea Breeze, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sea Breeze, North Carolina average temperatures Sea Breeze, North Carolina average precipitation Sea Breeze, North Carolina humidity Sea Breeze, North Carolina wind speed Sea Breeze, North Carolina snowfall Sea Breeze, North Carolina sunshine Sea Breeze, North Carolina clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Sea Breeze-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 27.3 miles away from the Sea Breeze place center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 10/9/1950, a category F3 tornado 40.8 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sea Breeze-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 152.5 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 145.8 miles away from Sea Breeze 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 164.5 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 263.6 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 95.3 miles away from Sea Breeze 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 243.7 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).
Sea Breeze topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sea Breeze:

  • WELL CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • MYRTLE GROVE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 4 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • LIFE, INC CHEROKEE TRAIL GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF MYRTLE GROVE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • WILMINGTON TREATMENT CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • WILMINGTON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • ELDERLODGE WILMINGTON (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)

Amtrak station near Sea Breeze:

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

Operable nuclear power plants near Sea Breeze:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sea Breeze:

  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 12 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 13,112)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 12 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 13 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 8,372)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 58 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 67 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 67 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Robeson Community College (about 74 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
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Church in Sea Breeze: Mount Pilgrim Church (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 12.6 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 21.1 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 10.9 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 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.14
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 1.5%
(2.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.9%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Sea Breeze compared to North Carolina state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
North Carolina average:

12.4

Sea Breeze travel time to work - commute Sea Breeze mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (90%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sea Breeze CDP (based on New Hanover County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant45,162124
Mainline Protestant25,47643
Catholic14,6715
Black Protestant6,40834
Other3,77717
Orthodox3752
None106,798-
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: 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 Sea Breeze:

  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • 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.)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sea Breeze:

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

TV broadcast stations around Sea Breeze:

  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W51CW (Channel 51; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • 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 ORIGINATED7$171,56711$193,97265$200,1502$154,4557$184,4232$77,685
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$243,6305$240,3681$29,3001$130,8300$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$96,0602$166,94019$228,2081$92,0801$245,4502$69,620
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$80,2801$339,34012$251,0470$01$130,3101$52,450
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$05$244,0780$00$00$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 ORIGINATED2$185,8401$305,360
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$175,050
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0121.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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