Carolina Beach, North Carolina Population 2021

6,489
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Carolina Beach is a city located in New Hanover County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 6,489, it is the 122nd largest city in North Carolina and the 4131st largest city in the United States . Carolina Beach is currently growing at a rate of 0.70% annually and its population has increased by 13.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,706 in 2010. Carolina Beach reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, Carolina Beach has a population density of 2,646 people per square mile.

The average household income in Carolina Beach is $90,310 with a poverty rate of 11.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,153 per month, and the median house value is $353,100. The median age in Carolina Beach is 47.4 years, 46.6 years for males, and 48.5 years for females.

Carolina Beach Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Carolina Beachwas:

  • White: 96.47%
  • Two or more races: 1.96%
  • Native American: 0.70%
  • Other race: 0.48%
  • Asian: 0.26%
  • Black or African American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Carolina Beach, North Carolina is 6,489 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,399.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,706.

Carolina Beach, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,04496.47%
Two or More Races1231.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.70%
Some Other Race300.48%
Asian160.26%
Black or African American60.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander20.03%
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Carolina Beach Population by Race

Carolina Beach Population Pyramid $2021

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Carolina Beach Median Age

47.4


Total

46.6


Male

48.5


Female

Carolina Beach Adults

There are 5,339 adults, (1,199 of whom are seniors) in Carolina Beach.

Carolina Beach Age Dependency

51.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Carolina Beach Sex Ratio

Female

3,257

51.99%

Male

3,008

48.01%

Carolina Beach Population by Age

Carolina Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carolina Beach Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family46.3%53.7%
Female48.3%51.7%
All65%35%
Male76.1%23.9%
Married80.1%19.9%

65.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carolina Beach Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,8762.1865
Married1,4712.7580.1
Non Family1,1121.1846.3
Female1763.1948.3
Male1172.8676.1

2.71

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

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Carolina Beach Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade460.94%
9th to 12th Grade1713.49%
High School Graduate93719.13%
Some College1,04421.31%
Associates Degree55611.35%
Bachelors Degree1,31726.89%
Graduate Degree82716.88%
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Carolina Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carolina Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,7074,5522,031
Hispanic807171
Native American44
2+ Races342521
Other Race1899
Asian161610
Black66
Islander222

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Carolina Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,732$58,839$32,989
Less Than 9th Grade$18,452$26,121$
High School Graduate$28,561$$26,477
Some College$37,381$63,576$27,969
Bachelors Degree$46,008$63,164$41,536
Graduate Degree$61,959$76,111$52,917

$40,732

Average Earnings

$58,839

Average Male

$32,989

Average Female

Carolina Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carolina Beach Language by Age

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Carolina Beach Language

97.02% of Carolina Beach residents speak only English, while 2.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.18% of the population.

Carolina Beach Language

Carolina Beach Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,96565911.05%
Multiple1233226.02%
Other30930.00%

11.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.37%

Male Poverty Rate

12.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carolina Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carolina Beach is Other, with 30.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carolina Beach is White, with 11.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.65%.

Carolina Beach Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School26.47%
Some College8.94%
Less Than 9th Grade7.37%
Bachelors or Greater4.52%

Carolina Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed40.00%
Female Unemployed11.11%
Male Employed7.42%
Female Employed4.61%

Carolina Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carolina Beach Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$74,949$90,310
Families$98,696$116,114
Married Families$106,152-
Non Families$36,587$46,487
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Income by Household Type

Carolina Beach Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Carolina Beach Married by Age and Sex

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Carolina Beach Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Carolina Beach Marital Status by Race

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Carolina Beach Marital Status

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499

Number of Veterans

392

Male Veterans

107

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam179
First Gulf War114
Second Gulf War61
Korea42
World War II

Carolina Beach Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74168
35 to 54160
75+113
55 to 6456
18 to 342

Carolina Beach Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4979.53%
Islander2100.00%

Carolina Beach Veterans by Race

Carolina Beach Veterans by Education

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14.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carolina Beach Veterans by Education

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65.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

Carolina Beach Employment by Age

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Carolina Beach Employment by Race

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Carolina Beach 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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44.29%

Born in Carolina Beach

97.45%

Native Born

2.55%

Foreign Born

1.29%

Non Citizen

1.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.45% of Carolina Beach residents were born in the United States, with 44.29% having been born in North Carolina. 1.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Carolina Beach Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,489450.70%
20206,444450.70%
20196,399450.71%
20186,354951.52%
20176,259701.13%
20166,189821.34%
20156,107851.41%
20146,022540.90%
20135,968881.50%
20125,880851.47%
20115,795711.24%
20105,7241,0231.99%
20004,7011,0712.62%
19903,6300.00%

Carolina Beach Population by Year