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Population in 2010: 4,896. Population change since 2000: +8.9%
Males: 2,245  (45.9%)
Females: 2,651  (54.1%)

Median resident age:  39.7 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28401.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,378 (it was $37,876 in 2000)
Wrightsboro:

$44,378
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,946

Wrightsboro CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $137,466 (it was $93,000 in 2000)
Wrightsboro:

$137,466
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $151,645; Detached houses: $162,579; Mobile homes: $61,644

Median gross rent in 2012: $917.

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  • White alone - 2,826 (57.7%)
  • Black alone - 1,629 (33.3%)
  • Hispanic - 276 (5.6%)
  • Two or more races - 96 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 31 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 18 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 12 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wrightsboro: 93.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (20.3%), English (8.5%), Irish (7.6%), German (4.9%), Scottish (3.7%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 35 feet

Land area: 10.7 square miles.

Population density: 456 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wrightsboro:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wrightsboro CDP:

  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 52.8%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

73 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.3%
North Carolina:  7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $860 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $880 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (4.8 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (113.2 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (423.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hightsville, NC (1.4 miles ), Blue Clay Farms, NC (1.4 miles) , Northchase, NC (1.7 miles ), Skippers Corner, NC (1.9 miles ), Kings Grant, NC (1.9 miles ), Murraysville, NC (2.2 miles ), Castle Hayne, NC (2.2 miles ), Wilmington, NC (2.2 miles ).

Latitude: 34.29 N, Longitude: 77.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.8%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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Average climate in Wrightsboro, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Wrightsboro-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Wrightsboro place center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 6/13/1962, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wrightsboro-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.2 miles away from Wrightsboro center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New Hanover County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, 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).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Wrightsboro:

  • CAPE FEAR DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • NORTHCHASE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • LIBERTY COMMONS REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)

Amtrak station near Wrightsboro:

  • 4 miles: WILMINGTON (201 HARNETT ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wrightsboro:

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 5 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,987)
  • University of North Carolina-Wilmington (about 6 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 11,028)
  • Mount Olive College (about 64 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 2,812)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 71 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 2,962)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 72 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 7,254)
  • Wayne Community College (about 77 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,008)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 78 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,481)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Wrightsboro:


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Shopping Center: Cape Fear Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Wrightsboro include: Mount Holly Church (A), Saint Phillips Church (B), Wrightsboro Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 
New Hanover County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 15.9. This is significantly better than average.
City:

15.9
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.32. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.32
U.S.:

2.43


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.6%
(2.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.2% for Black residents, 45.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.0%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wrightsboro, NC

Wrightsboro compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wrightsboro travel time to work - commute


Wrightsboro mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wrightsboro CDP (based on New Hanover County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.19%
Here47.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents34.6%17.0%13.4%7.9%6.1%
Congregations24.2%3.8%9.8%9.8%5.3%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEvangelical Presbyterian ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)JewishOther
Adherents3.5%2.5%1.7%1.6%11.7%
Congregations3.8%1.5%3.8%1.5%36.4%
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: 44
Here:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
New Hanover County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 76
This county:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 262
New Hanover County:

13.78 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
New Hanover County:

9.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.8%
State:

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

15.7%
North Carolina:

15.6%

11.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,565 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.03%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($364 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

0.09%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pender County, NC  0.68% ($30,056 average AGI)
from Wake County, NC  0.65% ($50,610)
from Brunswick County, NC  0.64% ($47,281)


9.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($43,449 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.29%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($142 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Brunswick County, NC  1.33% ($46,091 average AGI)
to Pender County, NC  1.03% ($45,637)
to Wake County, NC  0.66% ($40,217)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wrightsboro:

  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLSG (1340 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WVBS (1470 AM; 1 kW; BURGAW, NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wrightsboro:

  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WBNE (93.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W240AS (95.9 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWQQ-FM (101.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKOO (98.7 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSFM (107.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WKXS-FM (94.1 FM; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQSL (92.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WXQR-FM (105.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WUIN (106.7 FM; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WAZO (98.3 FM; OAK ISLAND, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WWTB (103.9 FM; TOPSAIL BEACH, NC; Owner: JACKSONVILLE-TOPSAIL RADIO LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Wrightsboro:

  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W51CW (Channel 51; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WPXU-TV (Channel 35; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON JACKSONVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
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 ORIGINATED16$163,5979$131,79466$143,1053$75,0436$123,5851$45,870
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$194,9001$113,2506$160,9170$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$150,9103$110,24329$153,6684$27,9482$164,5751$115,370
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$176,2952$137,82517$154,5350$02$79,6600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$05$158,8000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0115.00 , 0116.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$215,0102$301,180
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$189,850
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0115.00 , 0116.03

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