Southport, North Carolina

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Population in 2014: 3,267 (90% urban, 10% rural). Population change since 2000: +39.0%
Males: 1,318  (40.3%)
Females: 1,949  (59.7%)
Median resident age:  55.1 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28461.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,431 (it was $33,714 in 2000)
Southport:

$41,431
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,987 (it was $23,059 in 2000)

Southport city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $256,997 (it was $127,900 in 2000)
Southport:

$256,997
NC:

$154,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $240,029; Detached houses: $284,245; Townhouses or other attached units: $203,697; In 2-unit structures: $180,227; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $234,855; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $164,497; Mobile homes: $74,676; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $69,925

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,016.

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  • Races in Southport, NC (2010)

    Southport races chart
    • 2,27380.2%White alone
    • 43015.2%Black alone
    • 822.9%Hispanic
    • 371.3%Two or more races
    • 50.2%Other race alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone
    • 30.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Southport: 97.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (15.5%), German (14.8%), English (14.8%), United States (8.6%), Scottish (4.9%), French (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 2.22 square miles.

Population density: 1,472 people per square mile   (low).

Southport,NC real estate house value index trend

Southport, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Southport:

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Southport city:

  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 44.0%
  • Separated: 7.8%
  • Widowed: 14.1%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

41 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
North Carolina:

7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,860 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,873 (0.9%)

Southport satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (21.6 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (135.7 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (449.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Caswell Beach, NC (1.6 miles ), Bald Head Island, NC (2.2 miles) , St. James, NC (2.2 miles ), Oak Island, NC (2.5 miles ), Midway, NC (2.6 miles ), Boiling Spring Lakes, NC (2.8 miles ), Kure Beach, NC (2.9 miles ), Carolina Beach, NC (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 1998: 50 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 1999: 41 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2000: 53 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 2001: 64 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2004: 53 buildings, average cost: $198,100
  • 2005: 76 buildings, average cost: $243,500
  • 2006: 90 buildings, average cost: $222,800
  • 2007: 42 buildings, average cost: $218,100
  • 2008: 41 buildings, average cost: $259,200
  • 2009: 26 buildings, average cost: $250,400
  • 2010: 40 buildings, average cost: $222,800
  • 2011: 50 buildings, average cost: $238,300
  • 2012: 47 buildings, average cost: $242,100
  • 2013: 83 buildings, average cost: $218,900
  • 2014: 119 buildings, average cost: $220,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.92 N, Longitude: 78.02 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,203 (+71.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 606 (46.5%)

Area code: 910

Southport household income distribution Southport home values distribution

Crime rates in Southport by Year
Type 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2014
Murders 0000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.031.60.00.00.0
Rapes 100100100N/A
per 100,000 41.20.00.036.00.00.031.60.00.0N/A
Robberies 5122055222
per 100,000 205.837.875.372.00.0160.9158.069.768.362.2
Assaults 93916345120
per 100,000 370.4113.3339.0575.7101.4128.7158.034.968.30.0
Burglaries 854560313443271087
per 100,000 3,497.91,700.02,259.91,115.51,148.61,383.5853.1348.6273.2217.9
Thefts 90104112931001031079710365
per 100,000 3,703.73,929.04,218.53,346.53,378.43,314.03,380.73,381.03,517.82,023.0
Auto thefts 2259366422
per 100,000 82.375.6188.3323.9101.4193.1189.6139.468.362.2
Arson 1021811100
per 100,000 41.20.075.336.0270.332.231.634.90.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 290.4) 521.1289.9396.4369.8223.6292.3346.2182.2182.9109.9

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Southport detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 9 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.80
North Carolina average:

2.41
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.6%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -33 (-1.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Southport, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Southport-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.4 miles away from the Southport city center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 10/9/1950, a category F3 tornado 37.3 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Southport-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 141.7 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 135.2 miles away from Southport 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 152.8 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 256.5 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 107.2 miles away from Southport center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 136.2 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 (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).
Southport topographic map

Birthplace of: Margaret D. Craighill - Physician, Mike Johnson (linebacker) - Football player, Scott Long - College football player (Louisville Cardinals).

Hospitals and medical centers in Southport:

  • J ARTHUR DOSHER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 924 HOWE ST)
  • J ARTHUR DOSHER MEM HOSP (924 N HOWE STREET)
  • OCEAN TRAIL CONVALESCENT CENTER (430 FODALE AVENUE)
  • OCEAN TRAIL HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (630 FODALE AVENUE)
  • SOUTHPORT DIALYSIS CENTER (1513 N HOWE ST STE # 15)

Heliports located in Southport:

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Nuclear power plants:

  • Brunswick 1. General Electric Co.United Engineers & Constructors. General Electric Co.Carolina Power & Light Co.Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Net Output: 767 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 10/1976. Commercial start: 03/1977..
  • Brunswick 2. General Electric Co.United Engineers & Constructors. General Electric Co.Carolina Power & Light Co.Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Net Output: 754 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 03/1975. Commercial start: 11/1975..

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Southport:

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 23 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,372)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 23 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 23 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 58 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 58 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 69 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)
  • Robeson Community College (about 75 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)

Public high school in Southport:

Public elementary/middle schools in Southport:

Private elementary/middle schools in Southport:

  • SOUTHPORT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 123, Location: 8070 RIVER RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • L & L MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 49, Location: 4150 VANESSA DR, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Southport

Library in Southport:

  • BRUNSWICK COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,373,690; Location: 109 W. MOORE STREET; 119,659 books; 4,750 audio materials; 6,207 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 150 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Southport: Ocean Trail Convalescent Center (A), Southport Police Department (B), North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport (C), Southport Police Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Southport: Saint James Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Tourist attractions: Manning's Pest Control (Recreation Areas; 4205 Long Beach Road Southeast), Amuzu (Amusement & Theme Parks; 7969 River Road), C P & L - Brunswick Plant Visitors Center (8520 River Road Southeast).

Hotels: Cape Fear Inn (308 West Bay Street), Hampton Inn Southport (5181 Southport Supply Rd SE).

Brunswick 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 2002 was 49.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.4
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.0%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.6% for Black residents, 28.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.9%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
189 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
73 people in nursing homes in 2000

Southport, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Banks with most branches in Southport (2011 data):

  • Security Savings Bank, SSB: Boiling Spring Lakes Branch, Smithville Branch, Security Savings Bank, Ssb. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $309.8 mil, Deposits: $250.1 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, 11 total offices
  • Waccamaw Bank: Southport Branch at 701 North Howe Street, branch established on 2005/05/16; Southport Supply Branch at 4945 Southport Supply Road, branch established on 2006/12/28. 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
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Sawdust Trail Branch at 1606 North Howe Street, branch established on 1971/05/03; Southport Main Branch at 104 South Howe Street, branch established on 1937/12/03. 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
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Southport - Main Branch at 4961 Long Beach Road, S.E., Unit 1, branch established on 1998/06/20; Howe Street Branch at 1424 Howe Street, branch established on 2001/03/02. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • First Bank: Southport Branch 21 at 5210 Southport-Supply, branch established on 2003/12/31. 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
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Southport Branch at 212 Howe Street, branch established on 1971/09/07. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Southport Nc Branch at 1675 North Howe Street, branch established on 2007/01/06. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston: Southport Branch at 1669 North Howe Street, Suite A, branch established on 2007/11/19. Info updated 2012/02/24: Bank assets: $3,140.4 mil, Deposits: $2,278.8 mil, headquarters in Charleston, SC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 69 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Southport Branch at 5070 Southport Supply Road, Southeast, branch established on 1994/04/18. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
North Carolina average:

12.4

Southport travel time to work - commute Southport mode of transportation to work chart

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

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
Brunswick 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.
State:

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
Brunswick County:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.6%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Southport:

51.6%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.1
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.9%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Southport:

8.8%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Southport:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.0%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Southport:

57.6%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.9%
North Carolina:

79.3%

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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
Financial Administration 5$17,570$42,1680$0
Other Government Administration 8$8,717$13,0760$0
Police Protection - Officers 10$34,492$41,3900$0
Police - Other 1$2,442$29,3044$2,923
Firefighters 0$0 1$165
Streets and Highways 6$19,023$38,0460$0
Welfare 1$5,666$67,99223$6,865
Sewerage 2$11,153$66,9180$0
Parks and Recreation 4$11,827$35,4816$4,406
Water Supply 1$2,693$32,3160$0
Electric Power 2$6,523$39,1381$5,421
Other and Unallocable 8$25,663$38,49514$6,104
Totals for Government 48$145,769$36,44249$25,884

Southport government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,408,000 ($430.98)
    Electric Utilities: $1,199,000 ($367.00)
    Water Utilities: $603,000 ($184.57)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $5,207,000 ($1593.82)
    Liquor Stores: $1,065,000 ($325.99)
    Police Protection: $954,000 ($292.01)
    Sewerage: $921,000 ($281.91)
    Central Staff Services: $621,000 ($190.08)
    Water Utilities: $395,000 ($120.91)
    Regular Highways: $286,000 ($87.54)
    General - Other: $242,000 ($74.07)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $196,000 ($59.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000 ($54.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $166,000 ($50.81)
    Health - Other: $117,000 ($35.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $109,000 ($33.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($1.84)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health - Other: $5,000 ($1.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,547,000 ($473.52)
    Water Utilities: $663,000 ($202.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000 ($18.06)
    Police Protection: $58,000 ($17.75)
    General - Other: $32,000 ($9.79)
    Health - Other: $27,000 ($8.26)
    Central Staff Services: $23,000 ($7.04)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($3.98)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000 ($2.75)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,852,000 ($566.88)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($7.04)

Southport government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,996,000 ($610.96)
    All Other: $396,000 ($121.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $85,000 ($26.02)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $18,000 ($5.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($4.59)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $96,000 ($29.38)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $644,000 ($197.12)
    All Other: $38,000 ($11.63)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $199,000 ($60.91)
    Rents: $139,000 ($42.55)
    General Revenue, NEC: $69,000 ($21.12)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,253,000 ($1913.99)
    Liquor Stores: $1,301,000 ($398.22)
    Water Utilities: $853,000 ($261.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,751,000 ($535.97)
    General Local Government Support: $187,000 ($57.24)
    Highways: $100,000 ($30.61)
  • Tax - Property: $1,170,000 ($358.13)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $227,000 ($69.48)
    Other License: $183,000 ($56.01)
    NEC: $42,000 ($12.86)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $17,000 ($5.20)
    Other Selective Sales: $13,000 ($3.98)

Southport government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $322,000 ($98.56)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $252,000 ($77.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,000 ($21.43)

Southport government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,678,000 ($2044.08)

8.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($55,778 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.37%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($86 average AGI)
Brunswick County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New Hanover County, NC  1.75% ($33,819 average AGI)
from Horry County, SC  0.31% ($28,933)
from Wake County, NC  0.24% ($62,191)


6.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($107 average AGI)
Brunswick County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to New Hanover County, NC  1.39% ($30,360 average AGI)
to Horry County, SC  0.42% ($27,790)
to Wake County, NC  0.26% ($40,871)

Strongest AM radio stations in Southport:

  • 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.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA 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)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WLSG (1340 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Southport:

  • WAZO (98.3 FM; OAK ISLAND, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WSFM (107.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WWQQ-FM (101.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WUIN (106.7 FM; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WKXS-FM (94.1 FM; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLTT (106.3 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYNA (104.9 FM; CALABASH, NC; Owner: COASTLINE COMMUNICATIONS OF CAROLINA INC)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WBNU (103.7 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WBNE (93.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WDZD (93.5 FM; OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Southport:

  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W51CW (Channel 51; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)
Southport fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Southport fatal accident list:

Feb 5, 2005 07:35 PM, 11th Street, Howe Street, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 26, 1987 03:30 PM, 1527, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 9, 1982 10:32 AM, E Nash St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 31,000Total average daily traffic
  • 2,170Total average daily truck traffic
  • 62,000Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Southport)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Southport, NC)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 84 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Southport)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 37 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Southport)
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
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$125,4906$324,87329$243,55511$301,0390$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$267,7451$324,2900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$312,6907$276,9233$334,9371$50,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$326,1405$252,6942$349,5800$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$219,2500$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0203.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$144,3901$147,030
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: 0203.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Southport and their reported violations in the past:

DOT-FT FISHER FERRY (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Southport, North Carolina:

  • Cape Fear Inn, 308 W Bay St, Southport, North Carolina 28461 , Phone: (910) 457-5989
  • Hampton Inn Southport, 5181 Southport Supply Road SE, Southport, North Carolina 28461 , Phone: (910) 454-0016, Fax: (910) 454-0032
  • Wingate By Wyndham, 1511 N Howe St, Southport, North Carolina 28461 , Phone: (910) 454-0086, Fax: (910) 454-0087
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Southport, North Carolina

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (83%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Southport, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quiznos1
FedEx3Subway2
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Hilton1U-Haul3
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Lane Furniture1UPS5
Lowe's1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wingate1

Southport compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Southport on our top lists:

  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Austria (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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  • Marvin Carroll Martin, Sr. (2)
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  • Kurtis R. Crytzer (2)
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  • William I. Goldsworth (1)
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Total of 21 patent applications in 2008-2016.