For population 25 years and over in Southern Shores:
For population 15 years and over in Southern Shores town:
100 residents are foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 1.6% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,152 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Virginia Beach, VA (52.9 miles , pop. 425,257).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (269.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Kitty Hawk, NC (1.9 miles ), Kill Devil Hills, NC (2.8 miles ), Nags Head, NC (3.9 miles ), Manteo, NC (4.0 miles ), Wanchese, NC (4.5 miles ), Elizabeth City, NC (5.5 miles ), Columbia, NC (5.7 miles ), Winfall, NC (6.4 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 36.12 N, Longitude: 75.73 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 252
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Southern Shores detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +713 (+47.9%).
Work and jobs in Southern Shores: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Southern Shores, North Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Southern Shores-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/23/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.2 miles away from the Southern Shores town center injured 44 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 7/31/1978, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 7.4 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Southern Shores-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 92.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Dare County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Southern Shores:
Local government website: www.southernshores.org
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Southern Shores:
Public elementary/middle school in Southern Shores:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 4.1%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Southern Shores compared to North Carolina state average:
Banks with branches in Southern Shores (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Southern Shores (based on Dare County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.97%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 18
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Number of full-service restaurants: 123
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Southern Shores government finances in 2006(per resident):
9.83% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($48,490 average adjusted gross income)
0.23% of residents moved from foreign countries ($206 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
9.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,670 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Southern Shores, North Carolina:
Southern Shores fatal accident list:
Mar 28, 2009 01:27 PM, Sr-12, Lat: 36.10035556, Lon: -75.71369722, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 2, 2006 09:30 PM, Sr-12, First Ave, Lat: 35.559622, Lon: -75.463964, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total average daily traffic: 950
Total average daily truck traffic: 66
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 1,900
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Southern Shores)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Southern Shores, NC
Businesses in Southern Shores, NC
Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2013.