Whiteville, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 5,596 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.7%
 
Males: 2,501  (44.7%)
Females: 3,095  (55.3%)
Median resident age:  41.4 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28472.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,760 (it was $25,455 in 2000)
Whiteville:

$24,760
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,863 (it was $18,337 in 2000)

Whiteville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,226 (it was $79,900 in 2000)
Whiteville:

$93,226
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $134,778; Detached houses: $150,978; Mobile homes: $28,466

Median gross rent in 2012: $565.

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  • White alone - 2,590 (47.4%)
  • Black alone - 2,284 (41.8%)
  • Hispanic - 323 (5.9%)
  • Two or more races - 148 (2.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 99 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 23 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Whiteville: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (15.9%), English (8.4%), Irish (6.4%), German (5.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%), French (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 101 feet

Land area: 5.38 square miles.

Population density: 1,041 people per square mile   (low).

Whiteville,NC real estate house value index trend

Whiteville, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Whiteville:

  • High school or higher: 73.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whiteville city:

  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 35.7%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

187 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.4%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Whiteville, North Carolina as of June 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Whiteville to the number of sex offenders is 147 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,155 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $890 (1.0%)

Whiteville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (45.9 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (103.0 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (438.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Brunswick, NC (1.6 miles ), Hallsboro, NC (2.5 miles ), Chadbourn, NC (2.6 miles ), Lake Waccamaw, NC (3.4 miles ), Clarkton, NC (3.4 miles ), Cerro Gordo, NC (3.6 miles ), Bladenboro, NC (3.9 miles ), Tabor City, NC (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $202,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 2012: 50 buildings, average cost: $78,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.33 N, Longitude: 78.70 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,888 (+107.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,001 (53.4%)

Area code: 910

Whiteville household income distribution Whiteville home values distribution

Crime rates in Whiteville by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 021100111
per 100,000 0.038.619.319.10.00.019.118.318.5
Rapes 201214121
per 100,000 37.60.019.338.218.876.519.136.618.5
Robberies 221724232427151517
per 100,000 413.5328.1463.3439.3451.5516.6286.2274.6314.1
Assaults 303625516144463418
per 100,000 563.8694.7482.6974.01147.5841.9877.5622.5332.5
Burglaries 13089108144137146107106135
per 100,000 2443.11717.52084.92750.22577.12793.72041.21940.72494.0
Thefts 558599700660554583385428376
per 100,000 10486.811559.213513.512605.010421.411155.87344.57836.06946.2
Auto thefts 494635354436411921
per 100,000 920.9887.7675.7668.4827.7688.9782.1347.9388.0
Arson 115122231
per 100,000 18.819.396.519.137.638.338.254.918.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.3) 832.0865.1920.51023.6932.4966.4727.4670.1621.9

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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 Whiteville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 27 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.43
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.6%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -300 (-5.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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

Average climate in Whiteville, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Whiteville-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/9/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the Whiteville city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/7/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.2 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Whiteville-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 129.1 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 120.2 miles away from Whiteville center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 219.0 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 151.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 102.3 miles away from Whiteville center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.7 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 Columbus County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Whiteville topographic map

Birthplace of: Jane McNeill - Television actor, Jerrod Mustaf - Basketball player, Chester McGlockton - Football player, Ulysses Currie - Politician, Dewey L. Hill - North Carolina politician, Joseph Thompson - College basketball player (The Citadel Bulldogs), Maggie Will - Professional golfer, Patrick Lennon - Baseball player, Reggie Singletary - Football player.

Main business address for: WACCAMAW BANKSHARES INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Whiteville:

  • COLUMBUS REGIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 500 JEFFERSON ST)
  • SOUTHEASTERN DIALYSIS DAVITA WHITEVILLE (608 PECAN LANE)
  • COLUMBUS COUNTY HOME HEALTH (706 NORTH THOMPSON STREET)
  • LIBERTY HOME CARE (46 MCNEILL PLAZA)
  • CENTURY CARE CENTER INC (316 W BURKHEAD ST)
  • LIBERTY COMMONS NANDR CTR OF COLUMBUS CTY (1402 PINCKNEY STREET)
  • SHORELAND HLTH CARE AND RETIREME (200 FLOWER-PRIDGEN DR)

Airports located in Whiteville:

College/University in Whiteville:

  • Southeastern Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,484; Location: 4564 Chadbourn Hwy; Public; Website: www.sccnc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whiteville:

  • Robeson Community College (about 27 miles; Lumberton, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,322)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 38 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 41 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 42 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 44 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 8,372)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 48 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 48 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)

Private high schools in Whiteville:

  • COLUMBUS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 174; Location: 115 W CALHOUN ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • WACCAMAW ACADEMY (Students: 162; Location: PO BOX 507 623 WARRIOR TRL; Grades: KG - 12)

Private elementary/middle school in Whiteville:

  • CAROLINA ADVENTIST ACADEMY (Students: 36; Location: 3710 JAMES B WHITE HWY S; Grades: KG - 10)
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Library in Whiteville:

  • COLUMBUS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,212,802; Location: 407 NORTH J.K. POWELL BOULEVARD; 136,792 books; 2,203 audio materials; 3,381 video materials; 56 state licensed databases; 321 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of Tommy Greene- MLB player (pitcher) Atlanta Braves, Philidelphia Phillies (world series game pitcher). Birthplace of Threadgill brothers; George, Herman, and Chris- MLB players Seatle Mariners, Texas Rangers, California Angels. Birthplace of Chester McGlockton- NFL player; Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs.

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Notable locations in Whiteville: Whiteville Plaza (A), Whiteville City Hall (B), Columbus County Courthouse (C), Columbus County Public Library (D), Shoreland Health Care and Retirement Center (E), North Carolina State Highway Patrol (F), Whiteville Police Department (G), Columbus County Law Enforcement (H), Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation of Columbus (I), Columbus County Sheriff's Office (J), Columbus County Sheriff's Administration (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Lewis Smith Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Whiteville: West Whiteville Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Columbus Country Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Dial-A-Story (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 407 North Jk Powell Boulevard), Columbus County Government - Travel & Tourism (104 East Walter Street).

Hotels: Budget Inn (76 Buds Lane), Best Western Premiere Inn (503 N Jk Powell Blvd).

Courts: North Carolina State - Juvenile Clerk Special Proceedings- Clerk Of Superior Ct-Courth (704 North Thompson Street), Columbus County Judicial System - County Courts- Foreclosures Involuntary Commitments Name Cha (106 Courthouse Square).

Columbus 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 2011 was 61.1. This is better than average.

City:

61.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

32.0

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

COLUMBUS CO WATER DISTRICT I (Population served: 4,102, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-20-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-20-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (2 times from DEC-09-2008 to DEC-09-2008), St Public Notif requested (2 times from DEC-09-2008 to DEC-09-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-08-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (2 times from DEC-09-2008 to DEC-09-2008), St Public Notif requested (2 times from DEC-09-2008 to DEC-09-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-08-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-29-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-15-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-16-2008), St Formal NOV issued (APR-16-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
COLUMBUS CO WATER DISTRICT II (Population served: 3,845, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-01-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-01-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-20-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-20-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2007), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-05-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-05-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2008)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 63 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
COLUMBUS COUNTY WATER DIST III (Population served: 2,313, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (APR-17-2013), St Formal NOV issued (APR-17-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-17-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-25-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-20-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-20-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-04-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-04-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-20-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-02-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-05-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2008)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 73 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
COLUMBUS COUNTY WATER DIST IV (Population served: 1,765, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-20-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-20-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2012)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-04-2011), St Public Notif requested (APR-04-2011), St Formal NOV issued (APR-04-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
NEW LIGHT MISS BAPT CHURCH (Population served: 230, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
HOLIDAY MOTEL & RESTAURANT (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SAM`S PIT STOP (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-14-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-14-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2006), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In APR-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-26-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-18-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-12-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
PLEASANT PLAINS BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Whiteville that have no violations reported:

  • PALMYRA BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MASTER MART (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE GORE CO (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAGNOLIA MISS BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OLD DOCK UMC (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MACEDONIA FWB CHURCH (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MT ZION BAPT CHURCH (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MT OLIVE FWB CHURCH (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GORE TRAILER MFG CO (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 40.9%
(23.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.4% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 17.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.2%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Whiteville in 2010:

  • 209 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 199 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Whiteville in 2000:

  • 172 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 85 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 27 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Whiteville, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Whiteville compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Whiteville (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Whiteville Main Branch, Whiteville Courthouse Branch, South Whiteville Branch. 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
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Whiteville Main at 415 South Madison Street, branch established on 1912/01/01. 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.
  • Security Savings Bank, SSB: Columbus County Branch at 1629 South Madison Street, branch established on 2006/06/01. 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
  • Waccamaw Bank: at 110 North J.K. Powell Boulevard, branch established on 1997/09/02. Info updated 2006/06/06: Bank assets: $562.0 mil, Deposits: $492.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Waccamaw Bankshares, Inc
  • First Bank: Whiteville Branch 18 at 1104 North J K Powell Boulevard, branch established on 2001/04/23. 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
  • Woodforest National Bank: Whiteville Branch at 200 Columbus Corners Drive, branch established on 2008/05/31. 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
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Whiteville Main Branch at 203 Washington Street, branch established on 1998/08/17. 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

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

  • Best Western Premiere Inn, 503 N JK Powell Blvd, Whiteville, NC 28472 , Phone: (910) 642-2378, Fax: (910) 642-2378
  • Magnuson Hotel Of Whiteville, 1415 N J K Powell Blvd, Whiteville, NC 28472 , Phone: (910) 641-0644, Fax: (910) 641-3715
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Whiteville, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Whiteville city (based on Columbus County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.69%
Here: 53.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchOriginal Free Will BaptistsChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents65.8%11.8%6.2%2.9%2.8%
Congregations50.0%14.0%8.1%5.1%5.1%
NameInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchCatholic Church Charismatic Churches IndependentAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.4%1.3%1.2%1.0%4.6%
Congregations2.9%1.5%0.7%1.5%11.0%
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: 15
Columbus County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Columbus County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Columbus County:

7.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

5.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbus County:

31.7%
North Carolina:

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

15.7%
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 3$87,440$349,7601$12,000
Other Government Administration 12$208,081$208,0810$0
Police Protection - Officers 24$649,565$324,7830$0
Police - Other 3$78,957$315,8281$13,284
Firefighters 10$274,602$329,52213$6,872
Streets and Highways 4$102,440$307,3201$14,181
Solid Waste Management 1$22,533$270,3960$0
Sewerage 3$74,358$297,4322$29,475
Parks and Recreation 4$78,809$236,4272$13,771
Water Supply 5$145,452$349,0850$0
Other and Unallocable 13$53,864$49,7210$0
Totals for Government 82$1,776,101$259,91720$89,583

Whiteville government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,109,000 ($198.18)
    Sewerage: $949,000 ($169.59)
    General - Other: $780,000 ($139.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $711,000 ($127.06)
    Liquor Stores: $598,000 ($106.86)
    Fire Protection: $449,000 ($80.24)
    Regular Highways: $413,000 ($73.80)
    Water Utilities: $407,000 ($72.73)
    Central Staff Services: $388,000 ($69.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $238,000 ($42.53)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $141,000 ($25.20)
    Housing & Community Development: $37,000 ($6.61)
    General Public Buildings: $9,000 ($1.61)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.36)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $4,000 ($0.71)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $4,000 ($0.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $115,000 ($20.55)
    Police Protection: $77,000 ($13.76)
    Parks & Recreation: $62,000 ($11.08)
    Central Staff: $6,000 ($1.07)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $5,000 ($0.89)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($0.71)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.18)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,193,000 ($391.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Whiteville government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $899,000 ($160.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $702,000 ($125.45)
    Parks & Recreation: $21,000 ($3.75)
    All Other: $4,000 ($0.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $637,000 ($113.83)
    All Other: $88,000 ($15.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $573,000 ($102.39)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $132,000 ($23.59)
    Interest Earnings: $117,000 ($20.91)
    Rents: $5,000 ($0.89)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $659,000 ($117.76)
    Water Utilities: $385,000 ($68.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $300,000 ($53.61)
    Highways: $191,000 ($34.13)
    All Other: $24,000 ($4.29)
  • Tax - Property: $1,256,000 ($224.45)
    Motor Vehicle License: $134,000 ($23.95)
    NEC: $97,000 ($17.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,000 ($1.07)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $6,000 ($1.07)

Whiteville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,173,000 ($745.71)

4.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Horry County, SC  0.48% ($24,578 average AGI)
from Brunswick County, NC  0.43% ($30,260)
from New Hanover County, NC  0.41% ($24,971)


4.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,875 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Horry County, SC  0.54% ($31,815 average AGI)
to New Hanover County, NC  0.42% ($35,110)
to Brunswick County, NC  0.42% ($33,014)

Strongest AM radio stations in Whiteville:

  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTXY (1540 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: STANLEY BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WVOE (1590 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CHADBOURN, NC; Owner: EBONY ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WBLA (1440 AM; 5 kW; ELIZABETHTOWN, NC; Owner: SOUND BUSINESS OF ELIZABETHTOWN, INC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WKKE (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: FERRIS YARNELL LOCKLEAR)
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whiteville:

  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSTS (100.9 FM; FAIRMONT, NC; Owner: PRO-MEDIA, INC.)
  • WZFX (99.1 FM; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WVCO (94.9 FM; LORIS, SC; Owner: CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGQR (105.7 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, NC; Owner: SOUND BUSINESS OF ELIZABETHTOWN, INC)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WKZQ-FM (101.7 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Whiteville:

  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • 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.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WUNU (Channel 31; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W67DU (Channel 67; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPEM-LP (Channel 47; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: GERALD LOCKLEAR)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Whiteville, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 37
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 60
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 37
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 126
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 173
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 33
  • Fatalities: 121
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 299
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19
See more detailed statistics of Whiteville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total average daily traffic: 34,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,000
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 68,000
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Whiteville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 112 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Whiteville, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Whiteville)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Whiteville)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 88
  • Hazardous Condition: 118
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Whiteville

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Whiteville, NC
Most common first names in Whiteville, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James18967.8 years
Mary15678.9 years
William15169.3 years
John14471.3 years
Annie8379.7 years
Robert7768.7 years
Henry6573.7 years
Willie6070.4 years
George5970.5 years
Charles5567.3 years
Most common last names in Whiteville, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ward12973.6 years
Smith12076.1 years
Thompson8773.3 years
Gore8471.7 years
Powell7875.3 years
Baldwin7073.9 years
Sellers6573.0 years
Williams6471.6 years
Jones6271.9 years
Long6170.5 years
Businesses in Whiteville, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1New Balance1
Arby's1Nike1
AutoZone1Payless1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quality1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts2Sears1
Econo Lodge1Subway2
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul2
GNC1U.S. Cellular2
H&R Block1UPS5
Hardee's1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walgreens1
Lowe's1Walmart1
McDonald's1

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  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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