Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 2,548 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.7%
 
Males: 1,388  (54.5%)
Females: 1,160  (45.5%)
Median resident age:

44.1 years
North Carolina median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 28480.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $75,417 (it was $55,903 in 2000)
Wrightsville Beach:

$75,417
NC:

$50,584

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $60,889 (it was $36,575 in 2000)

Wrightsville Beach town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $789,212 (it was $446,300 in 2000)
Wrightsville Beach:

$789,212
NC:

$165,400

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: over $1,000,000; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; in 2-unit structures: $672,470; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $227,288; in 5-or-more-unit structures: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,401.

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.5%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 68.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Wrightsville Beach, NC (2010)
    • 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



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 August 25, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wrightsville Beach is 2,598 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Wrightsville Beach by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(77.9)
2
(78.4)
1
(38.7)
1
(38.2)
1
(38.9)
2
(74.6)
6
(226.1)
1
(37.6)
6
(239.2)
2
(78.6)
5
(196.0)
1
(38.9)
2
(77.9)
2
(77.5)
N/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(75.4)
3
(112.8)
1
(39.9)
1
(39.3)
1
(39.2)
2
(77.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(116.2)
3
(116.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(116.8)
14
(549.0)
6
(232.5)
2
(76.4)
0
(0.0)
5
(186.6)
13
(489.8)
6
(225.6)
3
(119.6)
15
(589.2)
5
(196.0)
7
(272.4)
9
(350.7)
8
(310.0)
10
(388.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
60
(2,336)
61
(2,392)
110
(4,262)
45
(1,719)
64
(2,487)
44
(1,642)
48
(1,809)
20
(751.9)
47
(1,874)
49
(1,925)
45
(1,764)
53
(2,062)
43
(1,676)
35
(1,356)
23
(893.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
137
(5,335)
128
(5,020)
140
(5,424)
143
(5,462)
129
(5,014)
125
(4,664)
191
(7,197)
115
(4,323)
150
(5,981)
147
(5,774)
158
(6,194)
169
(6,576)
136
(5,300)
136
(5,269)
91
(3,535)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(155.8)
4
(156.9)
8
(310.0)
2
(76.4)
5
(194.3)
6
(223.9)
4
(150.7)
2
(75.2)
6
(239.2)
3
(117.8)
2
(78.4)
1
(38.9)
4
(155.9)
8
(310.0)
1
(38.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(78.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.6)361.2553.3629.2390.8421.3416.4728.0340.6616.8567.6585.3519.5474.3489.3381.9

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 26 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

9.32
North Carolina average:

2.35
March 2016 cost of living index in Wrightsville Beach: 106.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (42.3%), English (12.5%), German (8.1%), Scotch-Irish (7.0%), Irish (4.2%), Italian (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 7 feet

Land area: 1.33 square miles.

Population density: 1,910 people per square mile   (low).

Wrightsville Beach,NC real estate house value index trend

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina map

27 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
North Carolina:

7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $4,953 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $4,988 (0.6%)

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 )
.

Latitude: 34.21 N, Longitude: 77.80 W

Area code: 910

Distribution of median household income in Wrightsville Beach, NC in 2016
Distribution of house value in Wrightsville Beach, NC in 2016
Wrightsville Beach satellite photo by USGS

Wrightsville Beach tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $916,800
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $806,700
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $830,700
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $831,800
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $689,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Wrightsville Beach, NC residents
Average permit cost in Wrightsville Beach, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Wrightsville Beach, NC
Historical housing units in Wrightsville Beach, NC
Most common industries in Wrightsville Beach, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.2%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (9.1%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.2%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.6%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.3%)
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (12.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.2%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.2%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Wrightsville Beach, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4.2%)
  • Carpenters (3.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.1%)
  • Carpenters (5.9%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (3.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (10.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.1%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (5.1%)
  • Art and design workers (4.4%)

Average climate in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 47.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 2.27. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.64. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.64
U.S.:

8.46

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 the 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 233.6 miles away from Wrightsville Beach center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New Hanover County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 16, 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

Points of interest:

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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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Wrightsville Beach:

Marital status in Wrightsville Beach, NC
  • Never married: 38.6%
  • Now married: 42.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

For population 25 years and over in Wrightsville Beach:

  • High school or higher: 99.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 70.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.7
North Carolina average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Wrightsville Beach
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This 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.
North Carolina:

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%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
New Hanover County:

23.8%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wrightsville Beach:

57.9%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

62.1%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.1
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wrightsville Beach:

18.1%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

5.7%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.1
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.9%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Wrightsville Beach:

67.1%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Wrightsville Beach:

82.8%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wrightsville Beach, NC Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 24$97,148$48,5740$0
Firefighters 13$52,040$48,0378$5,357
Other Government Administration 10$52,253$62,7047$5,372
Solid Waste Management 8$20,936$31,4040$0
Water Supply 7$23,406$40,1250$0
Other and Unallocable 5$17,161$41,1860$0
Parks and Recreation 5$15,582$37,39722$9,831
Streets and Highways 3$11,269$45,0760$0
Financial Administration 1$5,019$60,2280$0
Police - Other 1$4,027$48,3241$613
Health 1$3,912$46,9440$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$4,638$55,6560$0
Fire - Other 0$0 18$3,609
Totals for Government 79$307,391$46,69256$24,782

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,641,000 ($1036.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,123,000 ($440.74)
    Water Utilities: $935,000 ($366.95)
    Sewerage: $935,000 ($366.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $830,000 ($325.75)
    General - Other: $601,000 ($235.87)
    General Public Buildings: $568,000 ($222.92)
    Financial Administration: $542,000 ($212.72)
    Regular Highways: $480,000 ($188.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $478,000 ($187.60)
    Central Staff Services: $415,000 ($162.87)
    Health - Other: $345,000 ($135.40)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $340,000 ($133.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $217,000 ($85.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $327,000 ($128.34)
    Police Protection: $106,000 ($41.60)
    Regular Highways: $104,000 ($40.82)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $68,000 ($26.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000 ($13.74)
    General - Other: $21,000 ($8.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,702,000 ($1452.90)

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

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $2,205,000 ($865.38)
    Sewerage: $1,203,000 ($472.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,011,000 ($396.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $198,000 ($77.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $677,000 ($265.70)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($2.75)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($2.75)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000 ($0.78)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $158,000 ($62.01)
    Fines and Forfeits: $71,000 ($27.86)
    Rents: $46,000 ($18.05)
    Interest Earnings: $22,000 ($8.63)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,081,000 ($424.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $67,000 ($26.30)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($3.14)
    Other: $6,000 ($2.35)
  • Tax - Property: $3,285,000 ($1289.25)
    Other License: $1,047,000 ($410.91)
    Other Selective Sales: $505,000 ($198.19)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $286,000 ($112.24)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $40,000 ($15.70)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,572,000 ($2186.81)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,143,000 ($2018.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $429,000 ($168.37)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,397,000 ($4865.38)

9.54% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,656 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.54%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

0.58% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,679 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

0.58%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Brunswick County, NC  0.80% ($47,612 average AGI)
from Pender County, NC  0.58% ($41,273)
from Wake County, NC  0.52% ($82,728)


8.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.21%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($125 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pender County, NC  0.83% ($49,750 average AGI)
to Brunswick County, NC  0.83% ($44,184)
to Wake County, NC  0.60% ($47,507)
Businesses in Wrightsville Beach, NC
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1UPS1
Holiday Inn1Vans2

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

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, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 8, 1977 05:51 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 144ft / 43.7mTotal length
  • 40,410Total average daily traffic
  • 3,805Total average daily truck traffic
  • 80,800Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wrightsville Beach)

FCC Registered Broadcast 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, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2015, 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: 34.235667 Lon: -77.775472, Call Sign: WQXU442,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.487 MHz, 467.487 MHz, Grant Date: 06/13/2016, Expiration Date: 06/13/2026, Certifier: Kathleen Cramer, Registrant: Sea Coast Communications, Inc., 1027 S. Kerr Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403, Phone: (910) 392-4848, Fax: (910) 392-4854, Email:

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: Attorney At Law, 5151 Wisconsin Ave Nw Ste 312, Washington, DC 20016, Phone: (202) 223-3772, Fax: (202) 840-6499, 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, Cancellation Date: 01/31/2017, 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: 2.09790 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 4.12640 MHz, 156.525 MHz, 4.14740 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 4.15040 MHz, 156.575 MHz, 6.22540 MHz, 156.975 MHz... (+21 more), Grant Date: 05/09/2015, Expiration Date: 06/22/2025, 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: 07/16/2015, Expiration Date: 08/17/2025, Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 4401 A Connecticut Ave Nw 232, Washington, DC 20008, Phone: (877) 677-3639, 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Wrightsville Beach)
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 in Wrightsville Beach, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wrightsville Beach, NC - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 9
Fire incident types in Wrightsville Beach, NC

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wrightsville Beach, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina:

  • Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach, 1706 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina 28480 , Phone: (910) 256-2231, Fax: (910) 256-9208
  • Harbor Inn, 701 Causeway Dr, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina 28480 , Phone: (910) 256-9402, Fax: (910) 256-9251
  • Shell Island Oceanfront Suites, 2700 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina 28480 , Phone: (910) 256-8696
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wrightsville Beach, NC
  • 90.9%Electricity
  • 5.7%Utility gas
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wrightsville Beach, NC
  • 95.0%Electricity
  • 2.8%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel


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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Wrightsville Beach on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military ships (population 1,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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