Carolina Beach, North Carolina Population 2020

6,492

Carolina Beach is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 6,492, it is the 120th largest city in North Carolina and the 4109th largest city in the United States. Carolina Beach is currently growing at a rate of 1.07% annually and its population has increased by 13.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,706 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Carolina Beach has a population density of 2,648 people per square mile.

The average household income in Carolina Beach is $91,562 with a poverty rate of 9.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,156 per month, and the median house value is $328,000. The median age in Carolina Beach is 47.3 years, 45.5 years for males, and 48.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.4 males.

Carolina Beach Demographics

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

  • White: 95.01%
  • Two or more races: 4.13%
  • Asian: 0.39%
  • Other race: 0.36%
  • Black or African American: 0.11%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Carolina Beach, North Carolina is 6,492, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,354.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,706.

Carolina Beach, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,88595.01%
Two or More Races2564.13%
Asian240.39%
Some Other Race220.36%
Black or African American70.11%

Carolina Beach Population Pyramid 2020

Carolina Beach Median Age

47.3


Total

45.5


Male

48.2


Female

Carolina Beach Adults

There are 5,173 adults, (1,105 of whom are seniors) in Carolina Beach.

Carolina Beach Age Dependency

52.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Carolina Beach Sex Ratio

Female

3,253

52.52%

Male

2,941

47.48%

Carolina Beach Households and Families

Carolina Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Carolina Beach Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.3%18.7%
Male80.3%19.7%
All62.5%37.5%
Female41.8%58.2%
Non Family40.5%59.5%

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7902.2262.5
Married1,4272.8881.3
Non Family1,1411.1840.5
Female1463.4441.8
Male763.0380.3

2.87

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Carolina Beach Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade531.13%
9th to 12th Grade1513.22%
High School Graduate71715.27%
Some College1,01321.58%
Associates Degree58812.52%
Bachelors Degree1,34728.69%
Graduate Degree82617.59%

Carolina Beach Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,5504,3642,069
Hispanic605151
Multiple Races453627
Asian242417
Other Race1899
Black77

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 hispanic people with a rate of 85.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,327$62,888$35,750
Less Than High School$$32,500$
High School Grad$30,862$54,081$28,442
Some College$40,130$55,500$30,134
Bachelors Degree$48,485$78,611$38,833
Graduate Degree$62,342$71,450$61,549

$47,327

Average Earnings

$62,888

Average Male

$35,750

Average Female

Carolina Beach Language

Carolina Beach Language by Age

Carolina Beach Language

96.60% of Carolina Beach residents speak only English, while 3.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.48% of the population.

Carolina Beach Poverty

Carolina Beach Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,8205429.31%
Multiple2233013.45%
Other22940.91%

9.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.90%

Male Poverty Rate

13.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carolina Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carolina Beach is Other, with 40.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carolina Beach is White, with 9.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.62%.

Name Poverty
High School18.83%
Some College8.74%
Bachelors or Greater4.83%
Less Than High School4.41%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed41.67%
Female Unemployed19.23%
Female Employed6.99%
Male Employed5.31%

Carolina Beach Income

Carolina Beach Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$74,091$91,562
Families$103,903$121,740
Married Families$113,393-
Non Families$36,208$46,402

Carolina Beach Marital Status

Carolina Beach Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Carolina Beach Married by Age and Sex

Carolina Beach Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Carolina Beach Marital Status by Race

Carolina Beach Veterans

423

Number of Veterans

372

Male Veterans

51

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam195
First Gulf War113
Korea58
Second Gulf War50
World War II24
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74169
35 to 54161
75+82
55 to 6411
18 to 34

$Carolina Beach Veterans by Education

7.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

8.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carolina Beach Employment Status

62.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

1.5%

Unemployment Rate

Carolina Beach Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

47.09%

Born in North Carolina

98.50%

Native Born

1.50%

Foreign Born

0.90%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.50% of Carolina Beach residents were born in the United States, with 47.09% having been born in North Carolina. 0.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,492691.07%
20196,423691.09%
20186,354951.52%
20176,259691.11%
20166,190821.34%
20156,108841.39%
20146,024550.92%
20135,969891.51%
20125,880841.45%
20115,796721.26%
20105,7241,0231.99%
20004,7011,0712.62%
19903,6300.00%