Southport, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 3,725 (90% urban, 10% rural).
Population change since 2000: +58.4%
Males: 1,616  (43.4%)
Females: 2,109  (56.6%)
Median resident age:

57.1 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28461.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $60,188 (it was $33,714 in 2000)
Southport:

$60,188
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,511 (it was $23,059 in 2000)

Southport city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $276,268 (it was $127,900 in 2000)
Southport:

$276,268
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $274,012; detached houses: $321,304; townhouses or other attached units: $202,966; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $163,978; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $142,294; mobile homes: $110,030

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,008.

March 2019 cost of living index in Southport: 94.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.0%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.3% for Black residents, 74.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Southport, NC (2010)
    • 2,27380.2%White alone
    • 43015.2%Black alone
    • 822.9%Hispanic
    • 371.3%Two or more races
    • 50.2%Other race alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone
    • 30.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Southport, North Carolina as of December 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Southport is 134 to 1.


Crime rates in Southport by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2014

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(75.3)
2
(72.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(160.9)
5
(158.0)
2
(69.7)
2
(68.3)
2
(62.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(339.0)
16
(575.7)
3
(101.4)
4
(128.7)
5
(158.0)
1
(34.9)
2
(68.3)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
60
(2,260)
31
(1,116)
34
(1,149)
43
(1,384)
27
(853.1)
10
(348.6)
8
(273.2)
7
(217.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
112
(4,218)
93
(3,347)
100
(3,378)
103
(3,314)
107
(3,381)
97
(3,381)
103
(3,518)
65
(2,023)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(188.3)
9
(323.9)
3
(101.4)
6
(193.1)
6
(189.6)
4
(139.4)
2
(68.3)
2
(62.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(75.3)
1
(36.0)
8
(270.3)
1
(32.2)
1
(31.6)
1
(34.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)432.4403.4243.9318.9377.6198.7199.5119.8

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Southport, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (19.5%), German (12.7%), English (12.6%), Irish (9.1%), Italian (7.6%), Scottish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 2.22 square miles.

Population density: 1,678 people per square mile   (low).

Southport, North Carolina map

55 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,014 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,994 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (21.6 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (135.7 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (449.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Caswell Beach, NC (1.6 miles ),
Bald Head Island, NC (2.2 miles),
St. James, NC (2.2 miles ),
Oak Island, NC (2.5 miles ),
Midway, NC (2.6 miles ),
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC (2.8 miles ),
Kure Beach, NC (2.9 miles ),
Carolina Beach, NC (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 33.92 N, Longitude: 78.02 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,332 (+63.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 453 (33.4%)

Area code: 910

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 1998: 50 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 1999: 41 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2000: 53 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 2001: 64 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2004: 53 buildings, average cost: $198,100
  • 2005: 76 buildings, average cost: $243,500
  • 2006: 90 buildings, average cost: $222,800
  • 2007: 42 buildings, average cost: $218,100
  • 2008: 41 buildings, average cost: $259,200
  • 2009: 26 buildings, average cost: $250,400
  • 2010: 40 buildings, average cost: $222,800
  • 2011: 50 buildings, average cost: $238,300
  • 2012: 47 buildings, average cost: $242,100
  • 2013: 83 buildings, average cost: $218,900
  • 2014: 119 buildings, average cost: $220,100
  • 2015: 66 buildings, average cost: $230,600
  • 2016: 56 buildings, average cost: $288,100
  • 2017: 71 buildings, average cost: $267,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Southport, NC residents
Average permit cost in Southport, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Southport, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (11.3%)
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.0%)
  • Utilities (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Utilities (7.4%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.7%)
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Southport, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Carpenters (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.8%)

Average climate in Southport, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Southport, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO
Air Quality Index
Carbon Monoxide Level

Tornado activity:

Southport-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.4 miles away from the Southport city center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 10/9/1950, a category F3 tornado 37.3 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Southport-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 141.7 miles away from Southport 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 135.2 miles away from Southport 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 152.8 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 256.5 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 107.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 136.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in 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).
Southport topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Southport:

  • J ARTHUR DOSHER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 924 HOWE ST)
  • J ARTHUR DOSHER MEM HOSP (924 N HOWE STREET)
  • OCEAN TRAIL CONVALESCENT CENTER (430 FODALE AVENUE)
  • OCEAN TRAIL HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (630 FODALE AVENUE)
  • SOUTHPORT DIALYSIS CENTER (1513 N HOWE ST STE # 15)

Heliports located in Southport:

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Nuclear power plants:

  • Brunswick 1. General Electric Co.United Engineers & Constructors. General Electric Co.Carolina Power & Light Co.Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Net Output: 767 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 10/1976. Commercial start: 03/1977..
  • Brunswick 2. General Electric Co.United Engineers & Constructors. General Electric Co.Carolina Power & Light Co.Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Net Output: 754 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 03/1975. Commercial start: 11/1975..

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Southport:

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 23 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,372)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 23 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 23 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 58 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 58 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 69 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)
  • Robeson Community College (about 75 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)

Public high school in Southport:

Public elementary/middle schools in Southport:

Private elementary/middle schools in Southport:

  • SOUTHPORT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 123, Location: 8070 RIVER RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • L & L MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 49, Location: 4150 VANESSA DR, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Southport

Library in Southport:

  • BRUNSWICK COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,373,690; Location: 109 W. MOORE STREET; 119,659 books; 4,750 audio materials; 6,207 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 150 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Southport: Ocean Trail Convalescent Center (A), Southport Police Department (B), North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport (C), Southport Police Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Southport: Saint James Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Smith Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Manning's Pest Control (Recreation Areas; 4205 Long Beach Road Southeast), Amuzu (Amusement & Theme Parks; 7969 River Road), C P & L - Brunswick Plant Visitors Center (8520 River Road Southeast).

Hotels: Cape Fear Inn (308 West Bay Street), Hampton Inn Southport (5181 Southport Supply Rd SE).

Birthplace of: Margaret D. Craighill - Physician, Mike Johnson (linebacker) - Football player, Scott Long - College football player (Louisville Cardinals).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Southport and their reported violations in the past:

DOT-FT FISHER FERRY (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.9%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.0%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
189 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
73 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with most branches in Southport (2011 data):

  • Security Savings Bank, SSB: Boiling Spring Lakes Branch, Smithville Branch, Security Savings Bank, Ssb. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $309.8 mil, Deposits: $250.1 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, 11 total offices
  • Waccamaw Bank: Southport Branch at 701 North Howe Street, branch established on 2005/05/16; Southport Supply Branch at 4945 Southport Supply Road, branch established on 2006/12/28. Info updated 2006/06/06: Bank assets: $562.0 mil, Deposits: $492.7 mil, headquarters in Whiteville, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Waccamaw Bankshares, Inc
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Sawdust Trail Branch at 1606 North Howe Street, branch established on 1971/05/03; Southport Main Branch at 104 South Howe Street, branch established on 1937/12/03. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Southport - Main Branch at 4961 Long Beach Road, S.E., Unit 1, branch established on 1998/06/20; Howe Street Branch at 1424 Howe Street, branch established on 2001/03/02. 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
  • First Bank: Southport Branch 21 at 5210 Southport-Supply, branch established on 2003/12/31. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $3,289.4 mil, Deposits: $2,759.1 mil, headquarters in Troy, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Southport Branch at 212 Howe Street, branch established on 1971/09/07. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Southport Nc Branch at 1675 North Howe Street, branch established on 2007/01/06. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston: Southport Branch at 1669 North Howe Street, Suite A, branch established on 2007/11/19. Info updated 2012/02/24: Bank assets: $3,140.4 mil, Deposits: $2,278.8 mil, headquarters in Charleston, SC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 69 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Southport Branch at 5070 Southport Supply Road, Southeast, branch established on 1994/04/18. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Southport:

Marital status in Southport, NC
  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

For population 25 years and over in Southport:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Southport
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Southport, NC (based on Brunswick County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,122101
Mainline Protestant8,99524
Catholic5,7822
Black Protestant2,81219
Other1,5056
None69,215-
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: 20
This county:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Brunswick County:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Here:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
This county:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 107
Brunswick County:

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

9.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.5%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.1%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.6%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Southport:

51.6%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.1
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.9%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Southport:

8.8%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Southport:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.0%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Southport:

57.6%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.9%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Southport, 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 10$34,492$41,3900$0
Other and Unallocable 8$25,663$38,49514$6,104
Other Government Administration 8$8,717$13,0760$0
Streets and Highways 6$19,023$38,0460$0
Financial Administration 5$17,570$42,1680$0
Parks and Recreation 4$11,827$35,4816$4,406
Sewerage 2$11,153$66,9180$0
Electric Power 2$6,523$39,1381$5,421
Water Supply 1$2,693$32,3160$0
Welfare 1$5,666$67,99223$6,865
Police - Other 1$2,442$29,3044$2,923
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$165
Totals for Government 48$145,769$36,44249$25,884

Southport government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $815,000 ($218.79)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,375,000 ($1711.41)
    Liquor Stores: $1,394,000 ($374.23)
    Water Utilities: $1,321,000 ($354.63)
    Sewerage: $1,321,000 ($354.63)
    Police Protection: $912,000 ($244.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $624,000 ($167.52)
    General - Other: $521,000 ($139.87)
    Central Staff Services: $435,000 ($116.78)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $333,000 ($89.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $319,000 ($85.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $187,000 ($50.20)
    Regular Highways: $173,000 ($46.44)
    General Public Buildings: $117,000 ($31.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $176,000 ($47.25)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $6,000 ($1.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $185,000 ($49.66)
    Regular Highways: $119,000 ($31.95)
    Police Protection: $79,000 ($21.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $77,000 ($20.67)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($4.03)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($4.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $243,000 ($65.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($3.49)

Southport government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,768,000 ($474.63)
    Other: $155,000 ($41.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $144,000 ($38.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000 ($7.79)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $7,000 ($1.88)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $722,000 ($193.83)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $104,000 ($27.92)
    Rents: $102,000 ($27.38)
    Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($5.10)
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000 ($1.88)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,716,000 ($1802.95)
    Water Utilities: $1,768,000 ($474.63)
    Liquor Stores: $1,631,000 ($437.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $284,000 ($76.24)
    Highways: $96,000 ($25.77)
    Other: $77,000 ($20.67)
  • Tax - Property: $1,633,000 ($438.39)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $600,000 ($161.07)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $222,000 ($59.60)
    Other License: $145,000 ($38.93)

Southport government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,819,000 ($1830.60)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,859,000 ($1572.89)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,118,000 ($300.13)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $158,000 ($42.42)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,019,000 ($1615.84)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,743,000 ($736.38)

10.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($86,614 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.21%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from New Hanover County, NC  1.43% ($44,184 average AGI)
from Wake County, NC  0.38% ($103,478)
from Horry County, SC  0.33% ($99,755)


6.53% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,599 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to New Hanover County, NC  1.46% ($47,612 average AGI)
to Horry County, SC  0.41% ($46,963)
to Wake County, NC  0.23% ($60,952)
Businesses in Southport, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quiznos1
FedEx3Subway2
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Hilton1U-Haul3
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Lane Furniture1UPS5
Lowe's1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wingate1

Strongest AM radio stations in Southport:

  • 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.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WLSG (1340 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Southport:

  • WAZO (98.3 FM; OAK ISLAND, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WKXS-FM (94.1 FM; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLTT (106.3 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYNA (104.9 FM; CALABASH, NC; Owner: COASTLINE COMMUNICATIONS OF CAROLINA INC)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WBNU (103.7 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WBNE (93.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WDZD (93.5 FM; OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Southport:

  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W51CW (Channel 51; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)
Southport fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Southport fatal accident list:

Oct 27, 2008 07:13 PM, Sr-211, Lat: 33.918290, Lon: -78.019410, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 5, 2005 07:35 PM, 11th Street, Howe Street, Lat: 33.931670, Lon: -78.023180, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 26, 1987 03:30 PM, 1527, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 9, 1982 10:32 AM, E Nash St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 105ft / 32.2mTotal length
  • 97,800Total average daily traffic
  • 6,144Total average daily truck traffic
  • 195,600Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Southport)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 80 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Southport, NC)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 102 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Southport)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 45 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Southport)
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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$125,4906$324,87329$243,55511$301,0390$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$267,7451$324,2900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$312,6907$276,9233$334,9371$50,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$326,1405$252,6942$349,5800$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$219,2500$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0203.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$144,3901$147,030
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0203.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Southport, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Southport, NC - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 30. The highest number of fire incidents - 75 took place in 2011, and the least - 2 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Southport, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (50.7%), and Outside Fires (32.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Southport, NC
    • 24650.7%Structure Fires
    • 15532.0%Outside Fires
    • 5210.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 326.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Southport, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Southport, North Carolina:

  • Hampton Inn Southport, 5181 Southport Supply Road SE, Southport, North Carolina 28461 , Phone: (910) 454-0016, Fax: (910) 454-0032
  • Wingate By Wyndham, 1511 N Howe St, Southport, North Carolina 28461 , Phone: (910) 454-0086, Fax: (910) 454-0087
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Southport, North Carolina
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Southport, NC
  • 79.2%Electricity
  • 13.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Southport, NC
  • 96.3%Electricity
  • 3.7%Utility gas


Southport compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Southport on our top lists:

  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Austria (population 500+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
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  • William I. Goldsworth (1)
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Total of 21 patent applications in 2008-2020.