Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 2,552 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.6%
 
Males: 1,409  (55.2%)
Females: 1,143  (44.8%)
Median resident age:  38.4 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28480.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $68,056 (it was $55,903 in 2000)
Wrightsville Beach:

$68,056
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $46,964 (it was $36,575 in 2000)

Wrightsville Beach town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $802,701 (it was $446,300 in 2000)
Wrightsville Beach:

$802,701
NC:

$154,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: over $1,000,000; Detached houses: over $1,000,000; Townhouses or other attached units: $755,862; In 2-unit structures: $670,602; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $173,412; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $737,010

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,392.

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  • Races in Wrightsville Beach, NC (2010)

    Wrightsville Beach races chart
    • 2,40297.0%White alone
    • 271.1%Hispanic
    • 160.6%Asian alone
    • 160.6%Two or more races
    • 80.3%Black alone
    • 40.2%American Indian alone
    • 40.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wrightsville Beach: 109.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (34.3%), German (14.9%), English (8.3%), Irish (6.7%), Scotch-Irish (5.1%), Italian (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 7 feet

Land area: 1.33 square miles.

Population density: 1,913 people per square mile   (low).

Wrightsville Beach,NC real estate house value index trend

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Wrightsville Beach:

  • High school or higher: 99.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 69.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wrightsville Beach town:

  • Never married: 44.7%
  • Now married: 38.8%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

70 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.7% Asia, 0.3% Africa).

This town:

2.7%
North Carolina:

7.6%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina as of September 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wrightsville Beach to the number of sex offenders is 2,534 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 2013: $4,661 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $5,161 (0.7%)

Wrightsville Beach satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (6.5 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (121.1 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (426.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Seagate, NC (1.6 miles ), Ogden, NC (1.9 miles ), Bayshore, NC (2.2 miles ), Masonboro, NC (2.2 miles ), Kings Grant, NC (2.3 miles ), Porters Neck, NC (2.4 miles ), Murraysville, NC (2.4 miles ), Kirkland, NC (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $262,400
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $311,100
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $295,600
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $326,600
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $314,800
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $408,400
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $408,400
  • 2004: 38 buildings, average cost: $350,500
  • 2005: 38 buildings, average cost: $451,800
  • 2006: 28 buildings, average cost: $601,800
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $812,500
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $755,900
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $684,300
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $561,300
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $483,200
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $688,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.21 N, Longitude: 77.80 W

Area code: 910

Wrightsville Beach household income distribution Wrightsville Beach home values distribution

Crime rates in Wrightsville Beach by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1022111261625
per 100,000 37.90.077.978.438.738.238.974.6226.137.6239.278.6196.0
Robberies 1200100023111
per 100,000 37.974.60.00.038.70.00.00.075.4112.839.939.339.2
Assaults 1331462051363155
per 100,000 37.9111.9116.8549.0232.576.40.0186.6489.8225.6119.6589.2196.0
Burglaries 594860611104564444820474945
per 100,000 2,237.41,790.42,336.42,392.24,261.91,718.92,487.41,641.81,808.6751.91,874.01,924.61,764.0
Thefts 134140137128140143129125191115150147158
per 100,000 5,081.55,221.95,334.95,019.65,424.35,462.25,013.64,664.27,196.74,323.35,980.95,773.86,193.6
Auto thefts 6644825642632
per 100,000 227.5223.8155.8156.9310.076.4194.3223.9150.775.2239.2117.878.4
Arson 0000001001020
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.038.90.00.037.60.078.60.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 325.2302.0361.5421.1478.8297.4320.6316.9554.0259.2469.4431.9445.4

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Crime rate in Wrightsville Beach detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 26 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

9.41
North Carolina average:

2.39
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -433 (-14.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Legal occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Legal occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina average temperatures Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina average precipitation Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina humidity Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina wind speed Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina snowfall Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina sunshine Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Wrightsville Beach-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.8 miles away from the Wrightsville Beach town center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 11/2/1954, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wrightsville Beach-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 162.8 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 155.8 miles away from Wrightsville Beach center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 269.8 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 175.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from Wrightsville Beach 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 233.6 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 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).
Wrightsville Beach topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wrightsville Beach:

  • BOWDEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • BRITTHAVEN OF WRIGHTSVILLE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • CAPE FEAR HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • LIBERTY COMMONS REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • LIFE, INC CHEROKEE TRAIL GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • DAVIS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • ELDERLODGE WILMINGTON (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)

Amtrak station near Wrightsville Beach:

  • 9 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 Wrightsville Beach:

  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 5 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 13,112)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 5 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 9 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 8,372)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 46 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)
  • Mount Olive College (about 71 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 72 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Craven Community College (about 74 miles; New Bern, NC; FT enrollment: 2,712)

Public elementary/middle school in Wrightsville Beach:

See full list of schools located in Wrightsville Beach

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Wrightsville Beach free weekly newspaper: Lumina News www.luminanews.com Wrightsville Beach free mnthly magazine: Wrightsville Beach Magazine www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com Wrightsville Beach free phone book: Wrightsville Beach PhoneBook www.wrightsvillebeachphonebook.com

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Notable location: Wrightsville Beach Police Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: East Restaurant @ Blockade Runneach Resort (275 Waynick Boulevard), 1 South Lumina Motel (1 North Lumina Avenue), Harbor Inn (701 Causeway Drive), Blockade Runner Beach Resort (275 Waynick blvd.), 1 South Lumina Ocean Front Suites (1 South Lumina Avenue).

New Hanover 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 3.8 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 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.14. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.14
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.4%
(19.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 53.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  42.8%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
29 people in military ships in 2010
22 people in military ships in 2000

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Wrightsville Beach compared to North Carolina state average:

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

Banks with branches in Wrightsville Beach (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Wrightsville Beach Branch at 2026 Eastwood Road, branch established on 1962/07/11. 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 Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina:

  • Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach, 1706 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 , Phone: (910) 256-2231, Fax: (910) 256-9208
  • Harbor Inn, 701 Causeway Dr, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 , Phone: (910) 256-9402, Fax: (910) 256-9251
  • Shell Island Oceanfront Suites, 2700 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 , Phone: (910) 256-8696
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
North Carolina average:

12.4

Wrightsville Beach travel time to work - commute Wrightsville Beach mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (95%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Wrightsville Beach town (based on New Hanover County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant45,162124
Mainline Protestant25,47643
Catholic14,6715
Black Protestant6,40834
Other3,77717
Orthodox3752
None106,798-
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: 44
New Hanover County:

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.
State:

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
New Hanover County:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 262
Here:

13.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
New Hanover County:

23.8%
North Carolina:

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

15.7%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$5,019$60,2280$0
Other Government Administration 10$52,253$62,7047$5,372
Police Protection - Officers 24$97,148$48,5740$0
Police - Other 1$4,027$48,3241$613
Firefighters 13$52,040$48,0378$5,357
Fire - Other 0$0 18$3,609
Streets and Highways 3$11,269$45,0760$0
Health 1$3,912$46,9440$0
Solid Waste Management 8$20,936$31,4040$0
Parks and Recreation 5$15,582$37,39722$9,831
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$4,638$55,6560$0
Water Supply 7$23,406$40,1250$0
Other and Unallocable 5$17,161$41,1860$0
Totals for Government 79$307,391$46,69256$24,782

Wrightsville Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,895,000 ($742.55)
    Fire Protection: $740,000 ($289.97)
    Sewerage: $685,000 ($268.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $591,000 ($231.58)
    Central Staff Services: $462,000 ($181.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $414,000 ($162.23)
    General Public Buildings: $384,000 ($150.47)
    Water Utilities: $294,000 ($115.20)
    Regular Highways: $278,000 ($108.93)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $275,000 ($107.76)
    General - Other: $234,000 ($91.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $60,000 ($23.51)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($7.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $96,000 ($37.62)
    General Public Building: $73,000 ($28.61)
    Central Staff: $49,000 ($19.20)
    Police Protection: $38,000 ($14.89)
    Regular Highways: $36,000 ($14.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($10.97)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $6,000 ($2.35)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($1.18)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.78)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,484,000 ($1365.20)

Wrightsville Beach government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,009,000 ($395.38)
    Parking Facilities: $876,000 ($343.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $684,000 ($268.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $127,000 ($49.76)
    All Other: $31,000 ($12.15)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $103,000 ($40.36)
    All Other: $13,000 ($5.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $587,000 ($230.02)
    All Other: $67,000 ($26.25)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $145,000 ($56.82)
    General Revenue, NEC: $92,000 ($36.05)
    Rents: $8,000 ($3.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $432,000 ($169.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $254,000 ($99.53)
    Highways: $89,000 ($34.87)
    All Other: $14,000 ($5.49)
  • Tax - Property: $1,986,000 ($778.21)
    NEC: $186,000 ($72.88)
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,000 ($2.74)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,311,000 ($2472.96)

8.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,464 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.81%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($568 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Brunswick County, NC  0.74% ($30,360 average AGI)
from Pender County, NC  0.65% ($29,777)
from Wake County, NC  0.56% ($41,689)


8.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,414 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.43%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($200 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Brunswick County, NC  0.95% ($33,819 average AGI)
to Pender County, NC  0.73% ($36,765)
to Wake County, NC  0.60% ($37,816)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wrightsville Beach:

  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WLSG (1340 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WWIL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, 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.)
  • WJCV (1290 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: DOWN EAST BROADCASTING CO INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wrightsville Beach:

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

  • 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.)
Wrightsville Beach fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


Wrightsville Beach fatal accident list:

Mar 13, 1990 06:29 PM, 74, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Apr 8, 1979 06:38 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 1, 1979 10:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Apr 8, 1977 05:51 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 26m85ftTotal length
  • 14,000Total average daily traffic
  • 980Total average daily truck traffic
  • 28,000Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Fred Hannel, North Of Route 17 (Lat: 34.301278 Lon: -77.801639), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 106.7 m
    Registrant: 4805857475, Fred@fwhannel.Com, 10733 EAST BUTHERUS DRIVE
  • Fred w Hannel, North Of Route 17 (Lat: 34.301278 Lon: -77.801639), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 106.7 m
    Registrant: 4805857475, Fred@fwhannel.Com, 10733 EAST BUTHERUS DRIVE
  • 0.3 Mi Nw Of Porter Rd And Rt 17 (Lat: 34.305556 Lon: -77.792778), Type: 147.5, Overall height: 147 m
    Registrant: 7139420431

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Intchg Us 74 & Us 76 (Lat: 34.216000 Lon: -77.805528), Type: Pole, Structure height: 7 m, Call Sign: WPGU847
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.53000 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/02/2005, Expiration Date: 03/21/2015
    Registrant: Town Of Wrightsville Beach, 200 Parmele Blvd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480, Phone: (910) 256-7935, Fax: (910) 256-7939, Email:
  • 200 Parmele Blvd (Lat: 34.223778 Lon: -77.789417), Call Sign: KNGM713, Licensee ID: L00020851
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/10/1998, Expiration Date: 04/28/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/03/2003
    Registrant: Wrightsville Beach, Town Of, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
  • 301 West Salisbury Street (Lat: 34.216278 Lon: -77.803611), Type: Building, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPTP585
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2011, Expiration Date: 11/15/2021, Certifier: Thomas R Ames
    Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Lat: 34.220167 Lon: -77.785528, Call Sign: WQAQ825
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.325 MHz, 464.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/21/2004, Expiration Date: 07/21/2014, Certifier: Anne M Hartman
    Registrant: Professional Lic. Consultants, Rockville, MD 20849, Phone: (301) 309-2380, Fax: (301) 309-1996

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Porters Neck, Lat: 34.301278 Lon: -77.801639, Type: Tower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQNA410
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/23/2010, Expiration Date: 11/23/2020, Certifier: S. F Mcneill
    Registrant: Communication Specialists Company Of Wilmington, LLC, 3330 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403, Phone: (910) 791-9773, Fax: (910) 395-2723, Email:
  • WRIGHTSVILLE, 1704 N. Lumina Ave. (Lat: 34.219639 Lon: -77.785694), Type: Building, Structure height: 35.1 m, Overall height: 37.1 m, Call Sign: WQNR241
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/26/2011, Expiration Date: 04/26/2021, Certifier: Scott Hedspeth
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

5
  • 218 Causeway Dr (Lat: 34.183500 Lon: -77.816361), Type: Building, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WHU551, Licensee ID: L00007978
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/26/1994, Expiration Date: 04/26/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Wrightsville Beach Seafood Inc, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
  • 330 Causeway Dr (Lat: 34.204333 Lon: -77.812194), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WHW227, Licensee ID: L00001504
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/06/2000, Expiration Date: 08/03/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006
    Registrant: Seapath Marina, 330 Causeway Dr, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
  • 401 S Lumina Ave (Lat: 34.201278 Lon: -77.801083), Type: Building, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WQB622, Licensee ID: L01005547
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 2.09790 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 156.925 MHz, 4.12640 MHz, 156.525 MHz, 4.14740 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 4.15040 MHz... (+21 more)
    Grant Date: 04/28/2005, Expiration Date: 06/22/2015
    Registrant: Carolina Yacht Club, 401 S Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480, Phone: (910) 256-3396
  • 1410 Airlie Rd (Lat: 34.220167 Lon: -77.801917), Type: Building, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WRV465
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/04/2005, Expiration Date: 08/17/2015
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 1704 N. Lumina Ave. (Lat: 34.219389 Lon: -77.786028), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 40.2 m, Call Sign: WPUF320, Licensee ID: L00355679
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.550 MHz, 156.600 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/19/2012, Expiration Date: 02/21/2022, Certifier: Chris E Willis
    Registrant: East Coast Marine Inc

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wrightsville Beach)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 145AA , Serial Number: 28R-8131170
    Registrant (Corporation): Aerosense Solutions, Po Box 284, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/10/2002
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR20 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 290CD , Serial Number: 1167, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 01/07/2002
    Registrant (Corporation): Seaside Air LLC, 213 Seacrest Dr, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 7GCAA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 406AC , Serial Number: 406-98, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 07/17/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Peter R Davis, 2 Raleigh St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
  • Aircraft: ODEGAARD M D LONG EZ (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 445BG , Serial Number: 1176, Airworthiness Date: 04/13/1987
    Registrant (Individual): Charles M Kroger, 118 1/2 S Channel Dr, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
  • Aircraft: LANCAIR COMPANY LC41-550FG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-550 SER (280 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 515MM , Serial Number: 41046, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 12/16/2004
    Registrant (Corporation): Blue Water Aero LLC, Po Box 1275, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90-12F (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 72076 , Serial Number: 3503, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/23/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Glenn D Hughes, 9 W Henderson St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7604S , Serial Number: 18265252, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 11/16/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Jayson G Cole, 10 E Henderson St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$669,41017$547,99215$582,751
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$411,5701$353,600
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$877,4705$591,0503$793,097
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$388,9002$664,4002$491,930
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$457,2101$757,8001$715,190

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0117.03 , 0118.00, 0120.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2004
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$158,330
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0117.03 , 0118.00, 0120.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 9

Incident types - Wrightsville Beach

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wrightsville Beach, NC
Most common first names in Wrightsville Beach, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2875.1 years
John2270.1 years
Robert2070.4 years
Mary1881.3 years
James1776.2 years
Frances970.7 years
George881.6 years
Ruth781.6 years
Margaret778.3 years
Richard681.2 years
Most common last names in Wrightsville Beach, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hines983.6 years
Johnson776.3 years
Roberts680.3 years
Lewis671.0 years
Green676.1 years
Smith679.3 years
Brown686.2 years
Wilson568.6 years
Davis587.2 years
Nesbitt579.0 years
Businesses in Wrightsville Beach, NC
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1UPS1
Holiday Inn1Vans2

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