Calabash, North Carolina Population 2021

2,378
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Calabash is a city located in Brunswick County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,378, it is the 237th largest city in North Carolina and the 6992nd largest city in the United States . Calabash is currently growing at a rate of 2.32% annually and its population has increased by 33.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,786 in 2010. Calabash reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Calabash has a population density of 713 people per square mile.

The average household income in Calabash is $44,512 with a poverty rate of 25.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $979 per month, and the median house value is $139,300. The median age in Calabash is 55.3 years, 56.5 years for males, and 54.6 years for females.

Calabash Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Calabashwas:

  • White: 83.33%
  • Two or more races: 10.12%
  • Black or African American: 2.98%
  • Native American: 2.81%
  • Asian: 0.47%
  • Other race: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Calabash, North Carolina is 2,378 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,270.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,786.

Calabash, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,42583.33%
Two or More Races17310.12%
Black or African American512.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native482.81%
Asian80.47%
Some Other Race50.29%
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Calabash Population by Race

Calabash Population Pyramid $2021

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Calabash Median Age

55.3


Total

56.5


Male

54.6


Female

Calabash Adults

There are 1,421 adults, (565 of whom are seniors) in Calabash.

Calabash Age Dependency

99.8

Age Dependency Ratio

66

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Calabash Sex Ratio

Female

992

58.01%

Male

718

41.99%

Calabash Population by Age

Calabash Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Calabash Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male56.3%43.8%
Female67.3%32.7%
Non Family69%31%
All73.5%26.5%
Married80.5%19.5%

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Calabash Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8122.1173.5
Non Family3971.1269
Married3442.6880.5
Female555.1367.3
Male163.9456.3

3.01

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

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Calabash Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade362.69%
9th to 12th Grade1007.49%
High School Graduate45233.83%
Some College28221.11%
Associates Degree22016.47%
Bachelors Degree18513.85%
Graduate Degree614.57%
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Calabash Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Calabash Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,2151,090240
Hispanic36336
2+ Races2929
Native American2623
Black2525
Asian8
Other Race55

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.75%.

Calabash Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,516$24,485$20,500
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$19,125$$18,750
Some College$24,375$45,568$
Bachelors Degree$28,523$$28,864
Graduate Degree$56,042$$

$21,516

Average Earnings

$24,485

Average Male

$20,500

Average Female

Calabash Earnings by Educational Attainment

Calabash Language by Age

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Calabash Language

98.38% of Calabash residents speak only English, while 1.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.60% of the population.

Calabash Language

Calabash Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,39729521.12%
Multiple17311767.63%
Asian88100.00%
Black51611.76%
Hispanic36616.67%

25.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.42%

Male Poverty Rate

27.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Calabash

The race most likely to be in poverty in Calabash is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Calabash is Black, with 11.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.44%.

Calabash Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.00%
Some College23.90%
Bachelors or Greater11.79%
High School10.84%

Calabash Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed75.68%
Female Unemployed30.00%
Female Employed17.07%
Male Employed0.00%

Calabash Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Calabash Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,167$44,512
Families$45,893$54,714
Married Families$57,083-
Non Families$22,455$33,584
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Income by Household Type

Calabash Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.1%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Calabash Married by Age and Sex

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Calabash Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Calabash Marital Status by Race

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Calabash Marital Status

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170

Number of Veterans

165

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam97
Korea29
World War II9
Second Gulf War5
First Gulf War

Calabash Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7474
75+69
55 to 6417
35 to 545
18 to 345

Calabash Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White16512.89%
Hispanic513.89%
Other Race5100.00%

Calabash Veterans by Race

Calabash Veterans by Education

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8.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

57.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Calabash Veterans by Education

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45.5%

Labor Force Participation

39.1%

Employment Rate

14%

Unemployment Rate

Calabash Employment by Age

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Calabash Employment by Race

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Calabash Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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28.54%

Born in Calabash

97.60%

Native Born

2.40%

Foreign Born

0.47%

Non Citizen

1.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.60% of Calabash residents were born in the United States, with 28.54% having been born in North Carolina. 0.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Calabash Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,378542.32%
20202,324542.38%
20192,270542.44%
20182,216532.45%
20172,163331.55%
20162,130251.19%
20152,105291.40%
20142,076190.92%
20132,057281.38%
20122,029190.95%
20112,01022012.29%
20101,7900.00%

Calabash Population by Year