Sunset Beach, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 3,894 (75% urban, 25% rural).
Population change since 2000: +113.5%
Males: 1,872  (48.1%)
Females: 2,022  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

67.7 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28468.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $62,248 (it was $47,356 in 2000)
Sunset Beach:

$62,248
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $38,136 (it was $36,181 in 2000)

Sunset Beach town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $289,806 (it was $174,800 in 2000)
Sunset Beach:

$289,806
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $323,209; detached houses: $352,140; townhouses or other attached units: $125,444; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $110,511; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $214,061; mobile homes: $96,417

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,074.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sunset Beach: 95.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.8%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.8% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Sunset Beach, NC (2010)
    • 3,42996.0%White alone
    • 671.9%Hispanic
    • 270.8%Black alone
    • 200.6%Asian alone
    • 180.5%Two or more races
    • 110.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sunset Beach, North Carolina as of June 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sunset Beach is 3,839 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Sunset Beach by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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)
1
(37.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(46.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(87.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.6)
1
(27.3)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(93.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.6)
1
(42.6)
1
(37.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
19
(892.0)
50
(2,253)
46
(2,003)
48
(2,044)
69
(2,591)
36
(1,323)
40
(1,106)
53
(1,445)
53
(1,412)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
40
(1,878)
47
(2,118)
39
(1,699)
31
(1,320)
33
(1,239)
19
(698.3)
35
(967.7)
44
(1,199)
39
(1,039)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(90.1)
2
(87.1)
2
(85.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.8)
1
(27.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(79.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)170.4249.7250.0211.2279.8123.5126.6157.3152.1

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City-data.com crime index in Sunset Beach, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 13 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.30
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Sunset Beach, NC City Guides:

Ancestries: English (16.8%), American (16.2%), German (13.8%), Irish (12.3%), Italian (11.9%), Polish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 12 feet

Land area: 5.05 square miles.

Population density: 771 people per square mile   (low).

Sunset Beach, North Carolina map

74 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.8%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,669 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,680 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (41.4 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (134.0 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (461.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Calabash, NC (1.9 miles ),
Ocean Isle Beach, NC (2.0 miles ),
Carolina Shores, NC (2.0 miles ),
Little River, SC (2.6 miles ),
Shallotte, NC (3.0 miles ),
North Myrtle Beach, SC (3.3 miles ),
Holden Beach, NC (3.6 miles ),
Atlantic Beach, SC (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 33.89 N, Longitude: 78.51 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

Distribution of median household income in Sunset Beach, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sunset Beach, NC in 2017
Sunset Beach satellite photo by USGS

Sunset Beach tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 71 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 1998: 64 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 1999: 88 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2000: 75 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2001: 71 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2002: 67 buildings, average cost: $146,100
  • 2003: 37 buildings, average cost: $198,300
  • 2004: 71 buildings, average cost: $205,600
  • 2005: 73 buildings, average cost: $190,100
  • 2006: 82 buildings, average cost: $182,600
  • 2007: 51 buildings, average cost: $243,800
  • 2008: 39 buildings, average cost: $190,300
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $269,400
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $205,100
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $213,800
  • 2013: 25 buildings, average cost: $183,000
  • 2014: 17 buildings, average cost: $199,400
  • 2015: 28 buildings, average cost: $212,600
  • 2016: 42 buildings, average cost: $199,100
  • 2017: 60 buildings, average cost: $202,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Sunset Beach, NC residents
Average permit cost in Sunset Beach, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Sunset Beach, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (13.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (10.2%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.8%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (16.2%)
  • Construction (14.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.3%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (14.8%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
Most common occupations in Sunset Beach, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (13.1%)
  • Cashiers (10.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (9.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Top executives (3.0%)

Average climate in Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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Pb
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Sunset Beach-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/17/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the Sunset Beach town center injured 46 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/9/1950, a category F3 tornado 20.4 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sunset 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 116.6 miles away from Sunset 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 109.3 miles away from Sunset Beach center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 228.6 miles away from the city 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 131.7 miles away from Sunset 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 111.0 miles away from Sunset Beach 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 122.7 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 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).
Sunset Beach topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sunset Beach:

  • AUTUMN CARE OF SHALLOTTE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SHALLOTTE, NC)
  • SOUTHEASTERN DIALYSIS SHALLOTTE (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; SHALLOTTE, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sunset Beach:

  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 30 miles; Conway, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 30 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 41 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 8,372)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 43 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 44 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Robeson Community College (about 59 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 69 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sunset Beach: Bonaparte Landing (A), Blane Landing (B), Sea Trail Golf Links (C), Sunset Beach Police Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Beach: Bald Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Ingram Planetarium (Planetariums; The Village At Sunse).

Hotel: Causeway Inn (12 Causeway Drive).

Brunswick County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

1.9 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

70.2%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.7%
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: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Sunset Beach (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Village At Sunset Beach Branch at 7455 High Market Street, branch established on 1988/07/11. 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
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Sunset Beach Office at 800 Sunset Boulevard North, branch established on 2005/09/12. 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.
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston: 796 Sunset Blvd. North at 796 Sunset Boulevard North, branch established on 2002/09/01. 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
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Sunset Beach Branch at 1625 Seaside Rd, branch established on 1998/01/20. 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
  • Security Savings Bank, SSB: Sunset Beach Branch at 840 Sunset Boulevard, branch established on 2001/11/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $309.8 mil, Deposits: $250.1 mil, headquarters in Southport, NC, negative income in the last year, 11 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Sunset Beach:

Marital status in Sunset Beach, NC
  • Never married: 10.2%
  • Now married: 76.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

For population 25 years and over in Sunset Beach:

  • High school or higher: 97.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sunset Beach
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sunset 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.
State:

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.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Brunswick County:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

9.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This 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:
Sunset Beach:

55.6%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.4%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Sunset Beach:

28.8
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sunset Beach:

20.2%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sunset Beach:

10.1%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Sunset Beach:

7.1
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sunset Beach:

39.0%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Sunset Beach:

57.3%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

73.1%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sunset 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
Firefighters 16$53,303$39,9770$0
Police Protection - Officers 14$61,302$52,5450$0
Other and Unallocable 7$22,110$37,9033$2,476
Streets and Highways 6$15,603$31,2060$0
Other Government Administration 3$17,123$68,49214$3,386
Financial Administration 1$4,442$53,3041$2,117
Totals for Government 47$173,883$44,39618$7,979

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

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $2,640,000 ($677.97)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,224,000 ($314.33)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,266,000 ($325.12)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,174,000 ($301.49)
    Liquor Stores: $979,000 ($251.41)
    Regular Highways: $849,000 ($218.03)
    Central Staff Services: $485,000 ($124.55)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $327,000 ($83.98)
    Financial Administration: $142,000 ($36.47)
    Natural Resources - Other: $113,000 ($29.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $82,000 ($21.06)
    General Public Buildings: $57,000 ($14.64)
    Public Welfare - Other: $26,000 ($6.68)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,000 ($5.65)
    General - Other: $21,000 ($5.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $49,000 ($12.58)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $4,000 ($1.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $111,000 ($28.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $83,000 ($21.31)
    Police Protection: $62,000 ($15.92)
    Regular Highways: $33,000 ($8.47)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $249,000 ($63.94)

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

  • Charges - Other: $11,000 ($2.82)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $33,000 ($8.47)
    General Revenue - Other: $28,000 ($7.19)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($1.80)
    Sale of Property: $5,000 ($1.28)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,078,000 ($276.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,204,000 ($566.00)
    Highways: $129,000 ($33.13)
  • Tax - Property: $2,738,000 ($703.13)
    Other Selective Sales: $774,000 ($198.77)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $730,000 ($187.47)
    Other License: $511,000 ($131.23)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $29,000 ($7.45)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $4,000 ($1.03)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,441,000 ($370.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,032,000 ($265.02)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $409,000 ($105.03)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $287,000 ($73.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,872,000 ($2021.57)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $518,000 ($133.03)

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 Sunset Beach, NC

  • McDonald's: 1
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Sunset Beach:

  • 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)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WVCB (1410 AM; 1 kW; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: JOHN G. WORRELL)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPJS (1330 AM; 5 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: WPJS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WNMB (900 AM; 1 kW; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sunset Beach:

  • WYNA (104.9 FM; CALABASH, NC; Owner: COASTLINE COMMUNICATIONS OF CAROLINA INC)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WDZD (93.5 FM; OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WBNU (103.7 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVCO (94.9 FM; LORIS, SC; Owner: CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEZV (105.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYAV (104.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLTT (106.3 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WKZQ-FM (101.7 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMYB (92.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WGTR (107.9 FM; BUCKSPORT, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WYEZ (94.5 FM; MURRELLS INLET, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWXM (97.7 FM; GARDEN CITY, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sunset Beach:

  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING 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.)
  • WGSI-CA (Channel 11; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: BEACH TV OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W34CQ (Channel 34; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGSC-CA (Channel 8; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: BEACH TV OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)

Sunset Beach fatal accident list:

Aug 28, 2016 01:29 AM, Sr-904, Lat: 33.900908, Lon: -78.488708, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 23, 2014 07:18 AM, Sr-905, Lat: 33.899847, Lon: -78.488125, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 11, 2013 07:14 AM, Sr-179, Lat: 33.898094, Lon: -78.487514, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 3, 2006 03:36 PM, Oyster Bay Dr, Shoreline Dr, Lat: 33.885990, Lon: -78.535720, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 259ft / 78.9mTotal length
  • 14,900Total average daily traffic
  • 1,043Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 220 Shoreline Dr (Lat: 33.866833 Lon: -78.506667), Call Sign: WNRM381,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.475 MHz, Grant Date: 12/03/2014, Expiration Date: 03/02/2025, Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4702 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4702, Phone: (919) 662-4440, Fax: (919) 662-4444, Email:
  • Lat: 33.891472 Lon: -78.510139, Call Sign: WPYX414,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.287 MHz, 456.287 MHz, Grant Date: 11/02/2013, Expiration Date: 11/20/2023, Certifier: Paul Corder, Registrant: Myrtle Beach Communications, 1330 Enterprise Ave., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, Phone: (843) 448-7734, Fax: (843) 448-2005, Email:
  • Lat: 33.898889 Lon: -78.541139, Call Sign: WQEG737,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHz, 456.187 MHz, 451.762 MHz, 456.762 MHz, Grant Date: 01/23/2006, Expiration Date: 01/23/2016, Cancellation Date: 03/26/2016, Certifier: Todd Dawkins, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • Lat: 33.919611 Lon: -78.512028, Call Sign: WQOT608,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.287 MHz, 467.287 MHz, Grant Date: 01/26/2012, Expiration Date: 01/26/2022, Certifier: Timothy P Tilma, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Lat: 33.883500 Lon: -78.533278, Call Sign: WQPP281,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.237 MHz, 467.237 MHz, 462.337 MHz, 467.337 MHz, Grant Date: 07/11/2012, Expiration Date: 07/11/2022, Certifier: David Mcghee, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Lat: 33.908611 Lon: -78.551250, Call Sign: WQSC673,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.525 MHz, 457.525 MHz, Grant Date: 09/03/2013, Expiration Date: 09/03/2023, Certifier: John Pridgen, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Sunset beach, Lat: 33.884500 Lon: -78.511889, Call Sign: WQCB216,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.368 MHz, Grant Date: 01/21/2005, Expiration Date: 01/21/2015, Cancellation Date: 03/28/2015, Certifier: Sherri P Garner, Registrant: Brunswick County Public Utilities, 75 Courthouse Dr Bldg I, Bolivia, NC 28422, Phone: (910) 253-2656, Fax: (910) 253-2669, Email:
  • CR03AW409, 851 Thomasboro Road (306547) (Lat: 33.913472 Lon: -78.557083), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 80.8 m, Call Sign: WQVD325,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 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:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sunset Beach)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA AIRCRAFT CO LC41-550FG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-550-C (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5194Y , Serial Number: 411007, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 02/10/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 08/29/2008
    Registrant (LLC): J & G Enterprises LLC, 7610 Kilbirnie Dr, Sunset Beach, NC 28468
  • Aircraft: BEECH F33A (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6745T , Serial Number: CE-902, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 03/06/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 03/07/2014
    Registrant (Co-Owned): David S Seaman, 146 Bellwood Cir, Sunset Beach, NC 28468, Other Owners: Monica L Seaman
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9093J , Serial Number: 28-3131, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 03/02/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 08/28/1992
    Registrant (Corporation): Jif Air Ltd, 423 1st St, Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/30/2017

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 ORIGINATED1$114,84023$303,72784$258,6043$214,75075$291,7573$70,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$191,2104$256,3800$02$375,8150$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$03$236,25026$327,2351$21,63020$348,8171$99,150
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$385,38513$248,9520$09$281,8901$47,280
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$147,3806$248,5330$04$269,3950$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0205.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$90,720
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$108,520
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0205.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sunset Beach, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sunset Beach, NC - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 34. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 51 took place in 2007, and the least - 4 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Sunset Beach, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (60.0%), and Outside Fires (23.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sunset Beach, NC
    • 35060.0%Structure Fires
    • 13623.3%Outside Fires
    • 7212.3%Other
    • 254.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sunset Beach, NC
Most common first names in Sunset Beach, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2674.1 years
William2174.3 years
Mary1879.7 years
John1776.7 years
Robert1572.4 years
Helen883.4 years
Joseph678.5 years
Ruth692.2 years
Anna584.6 years
Florence591.6 years
Most common last names in Sunset Beach, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith675.3 years
Jones571.0 years
Miller474.5 years
Wright476.5 years
Fernald378.0 years
Kelly375.3 years
Frink369.0 years
Faircloth372.3 years
Leach357.7 years
Lohr372.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sunset Beach, NC
  • 82.6%Electricity
  • 14.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sunset Beach, NC
  • 97.6%Electricity
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Sunset Beach compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
There are 7 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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