Surf City, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 2,081 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +49.4%
Males: 1,033  (49.7%)
Females: 1,048  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  43.1 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28445.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $59,266 (it was $40,521 in 2000)
Surf City:

$59,266
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,414 (it was $25,242 in 2000)

Surf City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $326,585 (it was $158,000 in 2000)
Surf City:

$326,585
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $497,128; Detached houses: $579,625; Townhouses or other attached units: $339,479; In 2-unit structures: $404,584; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $410,165; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $265,072; Mobile homes: $178,928

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,250.

Surf City races chart
  • White alone - 1,736 (93.7%)
  • Hispanic - 58 (3.1%)
  • Asian alone - 22 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 17 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.05%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Surf City: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (13.4%), Irish (12.4%), English (10.2%), Polish (8.6%), United States (8.5%), Scotch-Irish (7.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1949

Elevation: 21 feet

Land area: 4.20 square miles.

Population density: 495 people per square mile   (low).

Surf City,NC real estate house value index trend

Surf City, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Surf City:

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 59.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Surf City town:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 58.9%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

48 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 0.7% Asia).

This town:  2.1%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Surf City, North Carolina as of May 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Surf City to the number of sex offenders is 657 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,767 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,294 (0.7%)

Surf City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jacksonville, NC (24.2 miles , pop. 66,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (114.6 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (407.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Holly Ridge, NC (2.1 miles ), North Topsail Beach, NC (2.4 miles ), Topsail Beach, NC (2.5 miles ), Sneads Ferry, NC (3.5 miles ), Porters Neck, NC (4.0 miles ), Kirkland, NC (4.1 miles ), Bayshore, NC (4.2 miles ), Ogden, NC (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 89 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 1998: 58 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 1999: 62 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2000: 56 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2001: 67 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2002: 143 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2003: 155 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2004: 144 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2005: 152 buildings, average cost: $169,900
  • 2006: 62 buildings, average cost: $242,100
  • 2007: 47 buildings, average cost: $200,700
  • 2008: 26 buildings, average cost: $225,500
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $259,500
  • 2010: 61 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2011: 57 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2012: 81 buildings, average cost: $139,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.43 N, Longitude: 77.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

Surf City household income distribution Surf City home values distribution

Property values in Surf City, NC


Crime rates in Surf City by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2320002111
per 100,000 141.1208.3136.80.00.00.0106.850.453.352.0
Robberies 2100300021
per 100,000 141.169.40.00.0179.90.00.00.0106.652.0
Assaults 231195128138117
per 100,000 1623.1763.9615.6323.2719.4457.1694.1402.8586.4364.0
Burglaries 38787563555474877619
per 100,000 2681.75416.75130.04072.43297.43085.73950.94380.74051.2988.0
Thefts 851219776849774947694
per 100,000 5998.68402.86634.74912.75036.05542.93950.94733.14051.24888.2
Auto thefts 4422167142
per 100,000 282.3277.8136.8129.360.0342.9373.750.4213.2104.0
Arson 5121000000
per 100,000 352.969.4136.864.60.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.1) 968.21121.8903.5579.3660.8579.3716.9646.2681.3419.5

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

Crime rate in Surf City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 18 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.84
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +432 (+45.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (38%)
  • Public administration (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Surf City, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Surf City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/2/1954, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the Surf City town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 40.2 miles away from the town center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Surf City-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 183.3 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 176.0 miles away from Surf 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 63.1 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 285.6 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 196.7 miles away from Surf City center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 219.4 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 Pender County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Surf City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Surf City:

  • WOODBURY WELLNESS CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HAMPSTEAD, NC)
  • DAVIS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Surf City:

  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 24 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 13,112)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 24 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 26 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 27 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 8,372)
  • Craven Community College (about 54 miles; New Bern, NC; FT enrollment: 2,712)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 56 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Mount Olive College (about 62 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)

Public high school in Surf City:

  • Topsail High (Location: 245 North St Johns Road; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Surf City:

User submitted facts and corrections:

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Notable locations in Surf City: Sears Landing (A), Surf City Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pender County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 60.3. This is better than average.

City:

60.3
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 2.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 17.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.14. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.14
U.S.:

9.14

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

LANIER`S WATERSIDE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-05-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-05-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-21-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-04-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-04-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-13-2009), St Case dropped (2 times from OCT-06-2009 to OCT-06-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008), St Formal NOV issued (2 times from MAY-23-2008 to MAY-23-2008), St Public Notif requested (2 times from MAY-23-2008 to MAY-23-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-13-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008), St Formal NOV issued (2 times from MAY-23-2008 to MAY-23-2008), St Public Notif requested (2 times from MAY-23-2008 to MAY-23-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-13-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.1%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  59.5%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
3 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

Surf City, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Surf City compared to North Carolina state average:

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

Banks with branches in Surf City (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Surf City Branch at 204 Roland Avenue, branch established on 1970/10/19. 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 Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston: Surf City Branch at 13500 Hwy 50, Suite 101, branch established on 2006/04/03. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Surf City travel time to work - commute Surf City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (96%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Surf City town (based on Pender County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.18%
Here: 33.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents58.8%19.3%8.5%6.8%2.1%
Congregations40.7%14.8%14.8%5.6%1.9%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodNational Association of Free Will BaptistsInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents1.3%1.0%0.9%0.6%0.8%
Congregations3.7%3.7%1.9%1.9%11.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Pender County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Pender County:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Pender County:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Pender County:

28.7%
North Carolina:

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

20.3%
State:

15.6%
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$15,543$37,3030$0
Other Government Administration 8$13,464$20,1960$0
Police Protection - Officers 17$66,620$47,0261$425
Firefighters 11$33,303$36,3310$0
Streets and Highways 2$6,316$37,8960$0
Sewerage 5$14,833$35,5990$0
Parks and Recreation 4$11,917$35,7513$2,550
Water Supply 5$17,505$42,0120$0
Other and Unallocable 7$27,112$46,4784$1,700
Totals for Government 64$206,613$38,7408$4,675

Surf City government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $5,727,000 ($2752.04)
    Sewerage: $4,207,000 ($2021.62)
    Water Utilities: $1,803,000 ($866.41)
    Police Protection: $35,000 ($16.82)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $892,000 ($428.64)
    Police Protection: $854,000 ($410.38)
    Sewerage: $529,000 ($254.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $401,000 ($192.70)
    Central Staff Services: $342,000 ($164.34)
    Local Fire Protection: $272,000 ($130.71)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $247,000 ($118.69)
    Water Utilities: $227,000 ($109.08)
    Financial Administration: $178,000 ($85.54)
    Regular Highways: $166,000 ($79.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $74,000 ($35.56)
    General Public Buildings: $68,000 ($32.68)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000 ($5.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $52,000 ($24.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $2,800,000 ($1345.51)
    Water Utilities: $1,200,000 ($576.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $111,000 ($53.34)
    Police Protection: $80,000 ($38.44)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($10.09)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $21,000 ($10.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($7.69)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($4.81)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,952,000 ($938.01)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $113,000 ($54.30)

Surf City government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,214,000 ($1063.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $416,000 ($199.90)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $771,000 ($370.49)
    All Other: $182,000 ($87.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $646,000 ($310.43)
    All Other: $134,000 ($64.39)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $874,000 ($419.99)
    Interest Earnings: $281,000 ($135.03)
    Rents: $61,000 ($29.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $949,000 ($456.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $103,000 ($49.50)
    Highways: $63,000 ($30.27)
    All Other: $59,000 ($28.35)
  • Tax - Property: $2,347,000 ($1127.82)
    Other Selective Sales: $550,000 ($264.30)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $139,000 ($66.79)
    Other License: $77,000 ($37.00)
    NEC: $56,000 ($26.91)

Surf City government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,838,000 ($6169.15)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,434,000 ($5975.01)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $970,000 ($466.12)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $566,000 ($271.98)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,757,000 ($4688.61)

9.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,916 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.78%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($278 average AGI)
Pender County:

0.07%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New Hanover County, NC  3.03% ($36,765 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  1.27% ($39,027)
from Duplin County, NC  0.35% ($27,164)


8.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,549 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.59%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($390 average AGI)
Pender County:

0.08%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to New Hanover County, NC  2.77% ($29,777 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  0.88% ($34,473)
to Brunswick County, NC  0.43% ($31,192)

Strongest AM radio stations in Surf City:

  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJCV (1290 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: DOWN EAST BROADCASTING CO INC.)
  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Surf City:

  • WWTB (103.9 FM; TOPSAIL BEACH, NC; Owner: JACKSONVILLE-TOPSAIL RADIO LLC)
  • WKOO (98.7 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WQSL (92.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WXQR-FM (105.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WBNE (93.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Surf City:

  • WPXU-TV (Channel 35; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON JACKSONVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)

Surf City fatal accident list:

Apr 11, 2011 05:11 AM, Sr-210, Lat: 34.44974, Lon: -77.57369, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 6, 2007 05:26 PM, New River Rd, Craven Ave, Lat: 34.43784, Lon: -77.52786, Vehicles: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 4, 1991 11:30 PM, Nc50, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$179,85311$273,34540$244,5861$304,48030$279,8883$105,610
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$162,0403$239,2400$02$231,9550$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$309,49516$307,1710$08$344,3242$79,205
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$236,2402$257,0058$232,8461$101,4906$258,8671$63,310
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$212,4303$341,2700$02$230,1400$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9801.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$137,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9801.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
  • Hazardous Condition: 24
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Surf City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Surf City, NC
Businesses in Surf City, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
CVS1Subway1
Dairy Queen1UPS1
FedEx2Vans1
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