Varnamtown, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 577 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +20.0%
 
Males: 274  (47.6%)
Females: 303  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

56.5 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28462.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,550 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Varnamtown:

$42,550
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,011 (it was $18,394 in 2000)

Varnamtown town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $189,315 (it was $108,900 in 2000)
Varnamtown:

$189,315
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: $861.

March 2019 cost of living index in Varnamtown: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.7%
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  • Races in Varnamtown, NC (2010)
    • 52697.2%White alone
    • 81.5%Hispanic
    • 40.7%Black alone
    • 30.6%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: English (22.6%), American (22.1%), Irish (10.1%), German (6.7%), Scottish (5.3%), Scotch-Irish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 28 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 576 people per square mile   (low).

Varnamtown, North Carolina map

8 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.7%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,041 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $945 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (26.6 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (131.8 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (452.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Holden Beach, NC (1.9 miles ),
Oak Island, NC (2.5 miles ),
Midway, NC (2.5 miles ),
St. James, NC (2.7 miles ),
Shallotte, NC (3.1 miles ),
Bolivia, NC (3.1 miles),
Caswell Beach, NC (3.2 miles ),
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 33.94 N, Longitude: 78.23 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $231,200
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +99 (+25.9%).
Most common industries in Varnamtown, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (19.4%)
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (30.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (11.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Utilities (6.0%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.2%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.1%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.7%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Varnamtown, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Carpenters (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (12.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.6%)
  • Carpenters (8.6%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (7.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.7%)
  • Cashiers (6.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)

Average climate in Varnamtown, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Varnamtown-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/9/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.3 miles away from the Varnamtown town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/17/1965, a category F3 tornado 26.4 miles away from the town center injured 46 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Varnamtown-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 132.0 miles away from Varnamtown 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 125.1 miles away from Varnamtown 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 145.2 miles away from Varnamtown center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 244.4 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 126.5 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) earthquake occurred 114.7 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).
Varnamtown topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Varnamtown:

  • LIFE, INC LOCKWOOD STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; SUPPLY, NC)
  • UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE / BRUNSWICK (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BOLIVIA, NC)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF SHALLOTTE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SHALLOTTE, NC)
  • SOUTHEASTERN DIALYSIS SHALLOTTE (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; SHALLOTTE, NC)
  • SOUTHPORT DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • J ARTHUR DOSHER MEM HOSP (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)
  • OCEAN TRAIL HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SOUTHPORT, NC)

Operable nuclear power plants near Varnamtown:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Varnamtown:

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 27 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,372)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 28 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 29 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 46 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 47 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Robeson Community College (about 65 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 75 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Varnamtown: Wildcat Landing (A), Varnams Landing (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Varnamtown include: Dixon Chapel (A), Gospel Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Brunswick 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:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

72.6%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.9%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Varnamtown:

Marital status in Varnamtown, NC
  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

For population 25 years and over in Varnamtown:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
North Carolina average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Varnamtown, 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
Brunswick County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Brunswick County:

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.5%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Brunswick County:

16.1%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Varnamtown:

49.5%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.5%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.6
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Varnamtown:

24.1%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.3%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

39.0%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

54.6%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Varnamtown:

75.4%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Varnamtown, 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
Other Government Administration 1$1,000$12,0000$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$750
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$75
Totals for Government 1$1,000$12,0002$825

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $48,000 ($83.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000 ($53.73)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($26.00)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($19.06)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($1.73)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($1.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $151,000 ($261.70)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,000 ($13.86)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($6.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $52,000 ($90.12)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $92,000 ($159.45)
    Property: $25,000 ($43.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,166,000 ($2020.80)

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Varnamtown:

  • 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.)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCB (1410 AM; 1 kW; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: JOHN G. WORRELL)
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Varnamtown:

  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLTT (106.3 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WBNU (103.7 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WYNA (104.9 FM; CALABASH, NC; Owner: COASTLINE COMMUNICATIONS OF CAROLINA INC)
  • WDZD (93.5 FM; OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAZO (98.3 FM; OAK ISLAND, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WWQQ-FM (101.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSFM (107.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WKXS-FM (94.1 FM; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUIN (106.7 FM; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WVCO (94.9 FM; LORIS, SC; Owner: CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Varnamtown:

  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, 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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 7.7mTotal length
  • 9,790Total average daily traffic
  • 587Total average daily truck traffic
  • 19,580Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$205,4104$199,7082$135,6401$52,220
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$123,0702$244,7851$147,3401$72,670
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$217,3400$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0204.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$101,090
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0204.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Varnamtown, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Varnamtown, NC - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Varnamtown, NC
  • 74.7%Electricity
  • 16.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.9%Wood
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Varnamtown, NC
  • 72.7%Electricity
  • 27.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Varnamtown compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
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