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Brunswick County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2016: 126,953 (57% urban, 43% rural); it was 73,143 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 23,321
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,398
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 25,020
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,578 (it was 5,418 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%

Land area: 855 sq. mi.

Water area: 195.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 149 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Brunswick County: 94.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (33.3%), Educational, health and social services (12.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.9%), Manufacturing (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Brunswick County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (80.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (10.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.4%)
Median resident age:  53.4 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years
Males: 61,148  (48.2%)
Females: 65,805  (51.8%)
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Brunswick County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Brunswick County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,692 ($35,888 in 1999)

This county:

$50,692
North Carolina:

$50,584

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $718 (lower quartile is $527, upper quartile is $1,001)
This county:

$718
State:

$670


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $205,300 (it was $95,200 in 2000)
Brunswick:

$205,300
North Carolina:

$165,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $128,300 - $326,200

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $275,545
Here:

$275,545
State:

$235,833

Townhouses or other attached units: $155,299
Here:

$155,299
State:

$191,052

In 2-unit structures: $185,933
Here:

$185,933
State:

$221,545

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $196,990
Here:

$196,990
State:

$144,611

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $139,793
Here:

$139,793
State:

$188,356

Mobile homes: $97,966
Here:

$97,966
State:

$74,306

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $39,841
Here:

$39,841
State:

$110,587
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,294
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $437

Institutionalized population: 789

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 17
  • Robberies: 24
  • Assaults: 82
  • Burglaries: 1004
  • Thefts: 955
  • Auto thefts: 191

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 23
  • Robberies: 23
  • Assaults: 79
  • Burglaries: 921
  • Thefts: 924
  • Auto thefts: 195
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 3558 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2005: 4273 buildings, average cost: $156,900
  • 2006: 4129 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2007: 3387 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2008: 2021 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2009: 1033 buildings, average cost: $178,400
  • 2010: 909 buildings, average cost: $194,700
  • 2011: 914 buildings, average cost: $205,700
  • 2012: 1169 buildings, average cost: $192,400
  • 2013: 1765 buildings, average cost: $203,300
  • 2014: 1961 buildings, average cost: $211,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,238 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,292 (0.6%)

Brunswick County household income distribution in 2009 Brunswick County home values distribution Brunswick County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.3%
Brunswick County:

14.3%
North Carolina:

15.4%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.2% for Black residents, 21.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.5% for American Indian residents, 27.7% for other race residents, 18.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 53.4 years old
(Males: 52.3 years old, Females: 54.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 56.2 years old, Black residents: 40.7 years old, American Indian residents: 29.1 years old, Asian residents: 29.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18.7 years old, Other race residents: 35.6 years old)

Area name: Wilmington, NC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Brunswick County is $566 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $683 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $957 a month.

Cities in this county include: Oak Island, Midway, Boiling Spring Lakes, Southport, Leland, Sunset Beach, Carolina Shores, Shallotte, St. James, Holden Beach.

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

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Neighboring counties: Dawson County, Georgia , Marshall County, Oklahoma , Franklin County, Georgia , Floyd County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.6%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,062
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,361 (62.4% naturalized citizens)

Brunswick County:

3.4%
Whole state:

7.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 450
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,422
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,602
  • 1980 to 1989: 268
  • 1970 to 1979: 181
  • Before 1970: 643
Note: State values scaled to Brunswick County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.0%

Brunswick County marital status for males Brunswick County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 52,763
  • One, attached: 3,396
  • Two: 731
  • 3 or 4: 1,284
  • 5 to 9: 2,760
  • 10 to 19: 3,138
  • 20 to 49: 681
  • 50 or more: 348
  • Mobile homes: 20,071

Housing units in Brunswick County with a mortgage: 24,786 (458 second mortgage, 2,438 home equity loan, 82 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15,682

Here:

61.5% with mortgage
State:

63.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Brunswick County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,122101
Mainline Protestant8,99524
Catholic5,7822
Black Protestant2,81219
Other1,5056
None69,215-
Brunswick County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Brunswick County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Brunswick County:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 107
This county:

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Brunswick County:

9.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Brunswick County:

27.5%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.1%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Brunswick County:

Average size of farms: 152 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $128,619
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $837.13
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.59%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 51.14%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $111,186
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.53%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.64%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $46,801
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.24%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.32
Corn for grain: 5021 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 145 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 10295 harvested acres
Vegetables: 882 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 26 acres

Earthquake activity:

Brunswick County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly 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 134.5 miles away from Brunswick County 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 127.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 244.7 miles away from the county 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 148.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 129.0 miles away from Brunswick County center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4285: October 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4285, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3327: August 25, 2011, FEMA Id: 3327, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4019: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4019, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Flooding, and Straight-line Winds associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole, Incident Period: September 27, 2010 to October 01, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1942: October 14, 2010, FEMA Id: 1942, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Storm, Flood, Wind
  • North Carolina Hurricane Earl, Incident Period: September 01, 2010 to September 04, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3314: September 01, 2010, FEMA Id: 3314, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Hanna, Incident Period: September 04, 2008 to September 15, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1801: October 08, 2008, FEMA Id: 1801, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ophelia, Incident Period: September 11, 2005 to September 17, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1608: October 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 1608, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ophelia, Incident Period: September 11, 2005 to September 17, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3254: September 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 3254, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Brunswick County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 17, 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).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (34%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Brazil (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Brunswick County (%):

  • American (21%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • German (6%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)

Brunswick County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 29,639 (80.2%)
  • Carpooled: 3,949 (10.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21 (0.1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 26 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 106 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 336 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 288 (0.8%)
  • Worked at home: 2,579 (7.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Brunswick County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 224 people in nursing homes
  • 221 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 163 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 85 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Brunswick County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 529 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 254 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,223.

8.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($55,778 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.37%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($86 average AGI)
Brunswick County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

4.15% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($19,699 average AGI)
4.19% relocated from other states ($35,993 average AGI)
Brunswick County:

4.19%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New Hanover County, NC  1.75% ($33,819 average AGI)
from Horry County, SC  0.31% ($28,933)
from Wake County, NC  0.24% ($62,191)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.20% ($46,974)
from Pender County, NC  0.19% ($31,192)
from Columbus County, NC  0.18% ($33,014)
from Cumberland County, NC  0.12% ($47,653)


6.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($107 average AGI)
Brunswick County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

3.40% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($17,405 average AGI)
2.98% relocated to other states ($20,963 average AGI)
Brunswick County:

2.98%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to New Hanover County, NC  1.39% ($30,360 average AGI)
to Horry County, SC  0.42% ($27,790)
to Wake County, NC  0.26% ($40,871)
to Columbus County, NC  0.19% ($30,260)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.15% ($40,466)
to Pender County, NC  0.15% ($37,982)
to Cumberland County, NC  0.09% ($15,147)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.2

Births per 1000 population in Brunswick County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Brunswick County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Brunswick County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Brunswick County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Brunswick County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 21,053 (17,382 aged, 3,671 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,837 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Brunswick County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,339)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (939)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (794)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (767)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (606)
  • Unspecified dementia (455)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (415)
  • Congestive heart failure (304)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (292)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (256)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.36
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,083
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 189
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32,713

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,116
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 970
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 93

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 74.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 48.7
  • Other - 26.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 135.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 71.3
  • Other - 64.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 126,953
  • In family households: 103,127 (20,800 male householders, 14,746 female householders)
    29,353 spouses, 27,256 children (25,595 natural, 711 adopted, 950 stepchildren), 3,534 grandchildren, 599 brothers or sisters, 1,933 parents, 2,590 other relatives, 2,316 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 22,854 (6,989 male householders (6,076 living alone)), 11,796 female householders (9,841 living alone)), 4,069 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 972

Size of family households: 23,732 2-persons, 5,670 3-persons, 4,482 4-persons, 802 5-persons, 584 6-persons, 276 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,917 1-person, 2,806 2-persons, 62 3-persons.

11,064 married couples with children.
5,315 single-parent households (756 men, 4,559 women).

94.3% of residents of Brunswick speak English at home.
4.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (48% speak English very well, 49% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $519,676,000 ($6,145 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $82,514,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $297,175,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $83,564,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,582,000
Federal grants: $64,207,000
Federal procurement contracts: $54,185,000 ($51,747,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $18,963,000 ($7,565,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,416,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $31,047,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,564,585,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,570
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,974
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +646
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +14,913
Here:

+167 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Brunswick County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.20 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,204
  • 2010 to 2013: 4,861
  • 2000 to 2009: 26,508
  • 1990 to 1999: 19,834
  • 1980 to 1989: 18,294
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,694
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,703
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,639
  • 1940 to 1949: 557
  • 1939 or earlier: 878
Note: State values scaled to Brunswick population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Brunswick County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Brunswick County population
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 905
  • 4 rooms: 4,717
  • 5 rooms: 8,612
  • 6 rooms: 9,402
  • 7 rooms: 6,625
  • 8 rooms: 4,999
  • 9+ rooms: 5,198
  • 1 room: 579
  • 2 rooms: 506
  • 3 rooms: 2,888
  • 4 rooms: 3,553
  • 5 rooms: 2,593
  • 6 rooms: 2,050
  • 7 rooms: 574
  • 8 rooms: 800
  • 9+ rooms: 320
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Brunswick County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Brunswick County population
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 210
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,224
  • 3 bedrooms: 27,058
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,424
  • 5+ bedrooms: 542
  • no bedroom: 579
  • 1 bedroom: 942
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,520
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,138
  • 4 bedrooms: 369
  • 5+ bedrooms: 315
Cars and other vehicles available in Brunswick County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Brunswick County population
  • no vehicle: 888
  • 1 vehicle: 11,690
  • 2 vehicles: 19,531
  • 3 vehicles: 5,992
  • 4 vehicles: 2,055
  • 5+ vehicles: 312
  • no vehicle: 2,101
  • 1 vehicle: 6,354
  • 2 vehicles: 4,333
  • 3 vehicles: 971
  • 4 vehicles: 104
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

85% of Brunswick County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 134% lived in North Carolina.

Brunswick County:

84.7%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 61,439
  • Other state: 59,438
  • Northeast: 25,620
  • Midwest: 12,125
  • South: 18,822
  • West: 2,871

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Brunswick County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (85.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.8%)
  • Utility gas (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Electricity (90.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • Utility gas (1.4%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 666
Here:

8.0%
North Carolina:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 265
Here:

5.3%
North Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 618
Here:

14.3%
North Carolina:

17.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Brunswick County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,552,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $18,505,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $10,350,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,668,000
    Air Transportation: $1,468,000
    Correctional Institutions: $942,000
    Central Staff Services: $517,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $87,093,000
    Hospitals: $22,426,000
    General - Other: $14,160,000
    Health - Other: $11,879,000
    Other Higher Education: $10,180,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,612,000
    Water Utilities: $8,242,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,751,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,147,000
    Police Protection: $5,586,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,050,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,022,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,939,000
    Financial Administration: $3,277,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,844,000
    Sewerage: $1,816,000
    Liquor Stores: $1,378,000
    Libraries: $1,266,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $605,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $525,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $490,000
    Local Fire Protection: $346,000
    Air Transportation: $85,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,495,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health - Other: $7,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $4,204,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $1,749,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,199,000
    General - Other: $1,152,000
    General Public Building: $966,000
    Police Protection: $589,000
    Health - Other: $313,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $239,000
    Financial Administration: $184,000
    Solid Waste Management: $132,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $50,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $34,000
    Central Staff Services: $33,000
    Correctional Institutions: $19,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $113,270,000

Brunswick County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $21,463,000
    Sewerage: $8,243,000
    All Other: $5,666,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,316,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,637,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,294,000
    Parks and Recreation: $187,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $29,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $371,000
    Education: $40,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,101,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $926,000
    Special Assessments: $64,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $21,000
    Rents: $17,000
    Sale of Property: $3,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $15,923,000
    Liquor Stores: $1,522,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $69,781,000
    Public Welfare: $9,407,000
    All Other: $2,745,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,610,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,194,000
    General Local Government Support: $489,000
  • Tax - Property: $86,170,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $21,061,000
    NEC: $3,687,000
    Other License: $1,557,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,027,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $240,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $18,000

Brunswick County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $178,612,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $176,510,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,898,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,490,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,490,000

Brunswick County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,114,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $126,431,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $134,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,989
  • Number of aged recipients: 183
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,806
  • Number of recipients under 18: 336
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,260
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 393
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 801
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 815
Brunswick County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Brunswick County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED398$161,5631,311$221,5774,543$209,655128$118,1411$25,0002,068$242,877229$76,017
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED28$167,17992$216,163300$221,65311$83,6360$0138$272,37740$60,200
APPLICATIONS DENIED105$166,152238$196,1971,465$225,528102$59,6670$0564$275,424217$73,710
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN72$155,264186$223,651873$211,44325$71,7600$0300$271,60063$89,794
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS23$132,47863$268,810274$219,64611$152,5450$094$243,57416$88,938
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED82$220,06164$195,23445$215,7110$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED69$240,87030$253,40030$245,9672$100,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$222,17422$206,18213$194,8460$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$246,8337$169,8572$287,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$220,1432$245,0004$184,5001$86,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Brunswick County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James41470.2 years
William40872.7 years
John36873.2 years
Robert28970.9 years
Mary27677.8 years
Charles18271.5 years
George16174.4 years
Thomas12270.8 years
Joseph12171.9 years
Margaret11478.0 years
Most common last names in Brunswick County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hewett25275.1 years
Smith18673.3 years
Brown11674.1 years
Johnson11372.1 years
Gore11274.1 years
Williams10874.3 years
Davis10075.0 years
Clemmons8473.8 years
Robinson8373.2 years
Bryant7972.6 years
Businesses in Brunswick County, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Honda1
Ace Hardware2Hyundai1
Advance Auto Parts4IHOP1
Applebee's1Jimmy John's1
Arby's2Jones New York3
Ashley Furniture1KFC3
Audi1Kmart1
AutoZone5Lane Furniture1
BMW1Little Caesars Pizza1
Baskin-Robbins1Lowe's3
Bath & Body Works1MasterBrand Cabinets9
Best Western1McDonald's6
Burger King2Nike4
CVS6Office Depot2
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza2
Chick-Fil-A1Penske3
ColorTyme1Pizza Hut4
Comfort Suites2Quiznos1
Curves3RadioShack2
Dairy Queen3Rite Aid3
Decora Cabinetry1Rue211
Domino's Pizza2Sears1
DressBarn1Subaru1
Dressbarn1Subway13
Dunkin Donuts2T-Mobile5
Econo Lodge1Taco Bell3
FedEx14Toyota1
Ford2U-Haul13
GNC1U.S. Cellular3
GameStop2UPS26
H&R Block6Volkswagen1
Hardee's7Waffle House3
Hilton1Walgreens6
Holiday Inn2Walmart3
Home Depot1Wingate1

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  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"