Skippers Corner, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 2,785.
Population change since 2000: +123.5%
Males: 1,740  (62.5%)
Females: 1,045  (37.5%)
Median resident age:

38.7 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 28429.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,248 (it was $40,938 in 2000)
Skippers Corner:

$54,248
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,674 (it was $22,533 in 2000)

Skippers Corner CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $224,861 (it was $130,400 in 2000)
Skippers Corner:

$224,861
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $334,057; detached houses: $348,596; townhouses or other attached units: $254,813; in 2-unit structures: $326,508; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $148,171; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $245,754; mobile homes: $65,912

Median gross rent in 2019: $781.

March 2019 cost of living index in Skippers Corner: 92.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.4%
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  • Races in Skippers Corner, NC (2019)
    • 2,07474.7%White alone
    • 42415.3%Black alone
    • 1314.7%Hispanic
    • 1134.1%Two or more races
    • 230.8%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: Irish (15.7%), English (10.5%), German (7.0%), Italian (5.6%), American (5.1%), Danish (4.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 25 feet

Land area: 2.43 square miles.

Population density: 1,145 people per square mile   (low).

Skippers Corner, North Carolina map

121 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 0.9% Europe, 0.5% Africa).

This place:

4.3%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,120 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,066 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (8.3 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (110.2 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (419.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Castle Hayne, NC (1.1 miles ),
Northchase, NC (1.8 miles ),
Blue Clay Farms, NC (1.8 miles),
Wrightsboro, NC (1.9 miles ),
Murraysville, NC (2.3 miles ),
Hightsville, NC (2.4 miles ),
Kings Grant, NC (2.4 miles ),
Rocky Point, NC (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 34.34 N, Longitude: 77.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

Distribution of median household income in Skippers Corner, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Skippers Corner, NC in 2019
Skippers Corner satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.5%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Most common industries in Skippers Corner, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (18.8%)
  • Educational services (10.6%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.5%)
  • Chemicals (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (30.8%)
  • Chemicals (8.7%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
  • Machinery (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.1%)
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (9.0%)
  • Public administration (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Skippers Corner, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Construction laborers (7.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction laborers (12.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.1%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.2%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6.4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)

Average climate in Skippers Corner, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Skippers Corner, North Carolina average temperatures Skippers Corner, North Carolina average precipitation Skippers Corner, North Carolina humidity Skippers Corner, North Carolina wind speed Skippers Corner, North Carolina snowfall Skippers Corner, North Carolina sunshine Skippers Corner, North Carolina clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 47.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 2.27. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.64. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.64
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Skippers Corner-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the Skippers Corner place center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 8/13/2004, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 29 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Skippers Corner-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 246.7 miles away from Skippers Corner center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 232.3 miles away from Skippers Corner center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 162.8 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 155.2 miles away from Skippers Corner center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 264.1 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 82.8 miles away from Skippers Corner center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New Hanover County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 19, Tropical Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Skippers Corner topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Skippers Corner:

  • NORTHCHASE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • CAPE FEAR DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • LIBERTY COMMONS REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • DAVIS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • WILMINGTON SURGCARE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • HILLHAVEN CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-CYPRESS POINTE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)

Amtrak station near Skippers Corner:

  • 8 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 Skippers Corner:

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 8 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,372)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 9 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 9 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 43 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)
  • Mount Olive College (about 61 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 65 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Robeson Community College (about 66 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Hermitage House Rest Home (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Skippers Corner: Saint Stanislaus 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
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.7%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.3%
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: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Skippers Corner in 2010:

  • 484 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 65 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
66 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
6 people in other group homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Skippers Corner:

Marital status in Skippers Corner, NC
  • Never married: 40.0%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

For population 25 years and over in Skippers Corner:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
North Carolina average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Skippers Corner
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Skippers Corner, NC (based on New Hanover County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
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
Here:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

9.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.8%
North Carolina:

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

15.7%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Skippers Corner:

43.9%
North Carolina:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Skippers Corner:

37.9%
North Carolina:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Skippers Corner:

29.0
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

26.4%
North Carolina:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.4%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Skippers Corner:

6.7
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.6%
North Carolina:

33.7%

General health condition:
Skippers Corner:

50.4%
State:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Skippers Corner:

77.0%
North Carolina:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Skippers Corner, NC Residents

9.54% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,656 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.54%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

0.58% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,679 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

0.58%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Brunswick County, NC  0.80% ($47,612 average AGI)
from Pender County, NC  0.58% ($41,273)
from Wake County, NC  0.52% ($82,728)


8.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.21%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($125 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pender County, NC  0.83% ($49,750 average AGI)
to Brunswick County, NC  0.83% ($44,184)
to Wake County, NC  0.60% ($47,507)

Strongest AM radio stations in Skippers Corner:

  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, 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.)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WVBS (1470 AM; 1 kW; BURGAW, NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJCV (1290 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: DOWN EAST BROADCASTING CO INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Skippers Corner:

  • WBNE (93.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKOO (98.7 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWQQ-FM (101.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W240AS (95.9 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WQSL (92.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WXQR-FM (105.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSFM (107.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WKXS-FM (94.1 FM; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WUIN (106.7 FM; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WWTB (103.9 FM; TOPSAIL BEACH, NC; Owner: JACKSONVILLE-TOPSAIL RADIO LLC)
  • WAZO (98.3 FM; OAK ISLAND, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Skippers Corner:

  • 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.)
  • W51CW (Channel 51; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPXU-TV (Channel 35; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON JACKSONVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Skippers Corner fatal accident list:

Jan 3, 2005 03:50 PM, Us-117, Sr-133, Lat: 34.340610, Lon: -77.910030, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$165,3251$140,8208$149,9481$35,2101$64,780
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$115,0700$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$78,3804$167,3331$21,4000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$161,3450$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$157,1800$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0115.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$140,1301$139,440
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0115.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Skippers Corner, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Skippers Corner, NC - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Skippers Corner, NC
  • 78.5%Electricity
  • 10.4%Wood
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Skippers Corner, NC
  • 100.0%Electricity


Skippers Corner compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Skippers Corner on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other noninstitutional group quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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