Kure Beach, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 2,105 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +39.7%
Males: 1,052  (50.0%)
Females: 1,053  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

57.0 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28449.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $70,608 (it was $47,143 in 2000)
Kure Beach:

$70,608
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $48,870 (it was $26,759 in 2000)

Kure Beach town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $419,496 (it was $185,500 in 2000)
Kure Beach:

$419,496
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $303,146; detached houses: $315,899; townhouses or other attached units: $291,040; in 2-unit structures: $336,088; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $106,726; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $184,735; mobile homes: $61,068

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,557.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kure Beach: 98.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.5%
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  • Races in Kure Beach, NC (2010)
    • 1,92395.6%White alone
    • 361.8%Hispanic
    • 150.7%Black alone
    • 150.7%Two or more races
    • 120.6%Asian alone
    • 70.3%American Indian alone
    • 40.2%Other race alone

Races in Kure 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 Kure Beach, North Carolina as of January 21, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kure Beach is 2,383 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.67
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (15.2%), English (11.2%), German (10.6%), Irish (9.8%), Scotch-Irish (5.9%), French (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 0.78 square miles.

Population density: 2,698 people per square mile   (average).

Kure Beach, North Carolina map

74 residents are foreign born (1.5% North America, 1.0% Europe, 0.3% Africa).

This town:

3.1%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,501 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,701 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (15.6 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (132.7 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (442.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Carolina Beach, NC (1.7 miles ),
Sea Breeze, NC (2.1 miles ),
Southport, NC (2.9 miles ),
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC (3.0 miles ),
Myrtle Grove, NC (3.0 miles ),
Silver Lake, NC (3.2 miles ),
Bald Head Island, NC (3.2 miles),
Caswell Beach, NC (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 34.00 N, Longitude: 77.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

Distribution of median household income in Kure Beach, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kure Beach, NC in 2017
Kure Beach satellite photo by USGS

Kure Beach tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 114 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 1998: 116 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 1999: 134 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2000: 128 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2001: 129 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2002: 148 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2003: 160 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2004: 178 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2005: 186 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2006: 163 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 2007: 53 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $441,000
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $298,800
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $322,500
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $322,500
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $322,500
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $322,500
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $322,500
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $322,500
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $322,500
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $322,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Kure Beach, NC residents
Average permit cost in Kure Beach, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +916 (+155.0%).
Most common industries in Kure Beach, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.9%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.4%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.9%)
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.1%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Kure Beach, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Registered nurses (2.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Carpenters (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Construction laborers (3.7%)
  • Top executives (3.5%)
  • Engineers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Registered nurses (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)

Average climate in Kure Beach, North Carolina

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Kure Beach, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Kure Beach-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.3 miles away from the Kure Beach town center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 10/9/1950, a category F3 tornado 41.4 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kure 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 149.8 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 143.2 miles away from Kure Beach 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 161.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 262.9 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 99.1 miles away from Kure 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 248.3 miles away from Kure 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).
Kure Beach topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Kure Beach:

  • WELL CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • MYRTLE GROVE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • OCEAN TRAIL CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • OCEAN TRAIL HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • SOUTHPORT DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • J ARTHUR DOSHER MEM HOSP (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • LIFE, INC CHEROKEE TRAIL GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)

Amtrak station near Kure Beach:

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

Operable nuclear power plants near Kure Beach:

  • 9 miles: Brunswick 1 and 2 in Southport, NC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kure Beach:

  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 16 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 13,112)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 16 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 17 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 8,372)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 62 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 65 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 65 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Robeson Community College (about 77 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)

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

Tourist attraction: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher (Aquariums; 900 Loggerhead Road).

Hotels: Darling's by the Sea (329 Atlantic Avenue), Hidden Treasure Inn (113 South 4th Avenue), Dry Dock by the Pier (122 Fort Fisher Boulevard Nor), Docksider Inn (202 North Fort Fisher Boulevard), Darlings By The Sea (Atlantic 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:

68.2%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Kure Beach:

Marital status in Kure Beach, NC
  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 64.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

For population 25 years and over in Kure Beach:

  • High school or higher: 97.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
North Carolina average:

11.9

Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Kure Beach
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kure 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
Here:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 76
New Hanover County:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

13.78 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
New Hanover County:

23.8%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
New Hanover County:

15.7%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Kure Beach:

60.7%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Kure Beach:

62.1%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Kure Beach:

27.7
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Kure Beach:

18.2%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

5.0%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Kure Beach:

7.1
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Kure Beach:

36.1%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

65.9%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.8%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kure Beach, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$47,809$52,1553$5,573
Streets and Highways 10$30,020$36,0240$0
Firefighters 3$9,177$36,7085$1,417
Other Government Administration 3$12,077$48,3081$697
Financial Administration 3$10,074$40,2960$0
Water Supply 3$9,106$36,4240$0
Police - Other 1$2,256$27,0720$0
Sewerage 1$2,725$32,7000$0
Totals for Government 35$123,244$42,2559$7,687

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

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $213,000 ($101.19)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,120,000 ($532.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $691,000 ($328.27)
    Sewerage: $636,000 ($302.14)
    Water Utilities: $587,000 ($278.86)
    Financial Administration: $264,000 ($125.42)
    Local Fire Protection: $228,000 ($108.31)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $94,000 ($44.66)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $80,000 ($38.00)
    General - Other: $77,000 ($36.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000 ($16.63)
    Regular Highways: $30,000 ($14.25)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($9.03)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($2.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $85,000 ($40.38)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $299,000 ($142.04)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $121,000 ($57.48)
    Other - Financial Administration: $34,000 ($16.15)
    Other - General - Other: $5,000 ($2.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $153,000 ($72.68)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($10.45)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($8.08)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($5.23)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($5.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($2.38)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($1.90)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,225,000 ($581.95)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,162,000 ($552.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $260,000 ($123.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($12.35)
    Other: $7,000 ($3.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $31,000 ($14.73)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $79,000 ($37.53)
    General Revenue - Other: $17,000 ($8.08)
    Donations From Private Sources: $14,000 ($6.65)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($2.38)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $626,000 ($297.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $240,000 ($114.01)
    Other: $133,000 ($63.18)
    Highways: $62,000 ($29.45)
  • Tax - Property: $1,933,000 ($918.29)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $453,000 ($215.20)
    Other Selective Sales: $157,000 ($74.58)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $41,000 ($19.48)
    Motor Vehicle License: $12,000 ($5.70)
    Other License: $6,000 ($2.85)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,979,000 ($1415.20)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,834,000 ($1346.32)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $347,000 ($164.85)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $202,000 ($95.96)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,922,000 ($1863.18)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $459,000 ($218.05)

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kure Beach:

  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WLSG (1340 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kure Beach:

  • WSFM (107.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WWQQ-FM (101.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WUIN (106.7 FM; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WAZO (98.3 FM; OAK ISLAND, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKXS-FM (94.1 FM; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WBNE (93.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WKOO (98.7 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLTT (106.3 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Kure Beach:

  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W51CW (Channel 51; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)

Kure Beach fatal accident list:

Dec 15, 2014 10:28 PM, Sr-1573, Lat: 33.998992, Lon: -77.910089, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 15, 2008 01:30 AM, Us-421, Lat: 34.011050, Lon: -77.901650, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 3
Oct 26, 2008 03:36 AM, Us-421, Lat: 34.010910, Lon: -77.901910, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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  • Settlers Lane (Lat: 34.006833 Lon: -77.909111), Type: Tank, Structure height: 39.9 m, Call Sign: KNKA758
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 01/09/2018, Expiration Date: 01/22/2028, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, Nw, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • KURE BEACH, 613 Settlers Lane (Lat: 34.006833 Lon: -77.909111), Type: Tank, Structure height: 39.8 m, Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WPQY322,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/02/2010, Expiration Date: 11/27/2020, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, Nw, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kure Beach)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6212E , Serial Number: 46312, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 12/02/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 09/07/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Arthur Tsangarides, 409 S 4th Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3854J , Serial Number: 15065154, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 09/22/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 02/25/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Jonathan L Blue, Po Box 405, Kure Beach, NC 28449
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/13/2018

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$194,9209$233,44319$237,99816$240,211
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$100,9002$310,6951$326,030
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$245,3708$268,5156$227,435
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$349,6905$240,4723$308,753
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$235,4801$217,510

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0122.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$140,170
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$154,720
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0122.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kure Beach, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kure Beach, NC - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 7. The highest number of fires - 24 took place in 2018, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Kure Beach, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (62.3%), and Outside Fires (21.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Kure Beach, NC
    • 7162.3%Structure Fires
    • 2521.9%Outside Fires
    • 97.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 97.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kure Beach, NC
Most common first names in Kure Beach, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1175.2 years
Robert975.9 years
Charles879.4 years
John770.1 years
Thomas772.7 years
James770.7 years
Joseph658.8 years
William570.4 years
Marie471.5 years
Ruth478.7 years
Most common last names in Kure Beach, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1176.0 years
Fry476.0 years
Martin472.5 years
Johnson364.3 years
Ball382.6 years
Lee380.3 years
Lentz374.4 years
Flowers378.0 years
Lewis382.3 years
Little374.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kure Beach, NC
  • 92.3%Electricity
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Utility gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kure Beach, NC
  • 98.0%Electricity
  • 2.0%Utility gas


Kure 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Richard B. Himmelstein (13)
  • Jordan Cohen (2)
  • Todd Platzer (1)
  • Samuel J. Sharpe (1)
  • Karl Buchanan (1)
  • Richard Himmelstein (1)
  • Janice Kimrey Anderson (1)
  • Jordan R. Cohen (1)
  • Steven Hammond Strickland (1)

Total of 22 patent applications in 2008-2021.