Carolina Shores, North Carolina Population 2024

5,536

Carolina Shores is a city located in Brunswick County North Carolina. Carolina Shores has a 2024 population of 5,536. Carolina Shores is currently growing at a rate of 4.32% annually and its population has increased by 19.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,620 in 2020.

The average household income in Carolina Shores is $87,949 with a poverty rate of 2.39%. The median age in Carolina Shores is 65.5 years: 65.9 years for males, and 65.4 years for females.

Carolina Shores Demographics

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

  • White: 92.94%
  • Other race: 3.55%
  • Two or more races: 3.21%
  • Native American: 0.3%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,927.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
19.83% (916)
The current population of Carolina Shores, North Carolina is 5,536 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,620.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,31592.94%
Other race1653.55%
Two or more races1493.21%
Native American140.3%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Carolina Shores Population by Race

Carolina Shores Population Pyramid 2024

Carolina Shores Median Age

65.5

Total

65.9

Male

65.4

Female

Carolina Shores Adults

There are 4,338 adults, (2,393 of whom are seniors) in Carolina Shores.

Carolina Shores Age Dependency

138.7

Age Dependency Ratio

123

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Carolina Shores Sex Ratio

Female2,36450.92%
Male2,27949.08%

Carolina Shores Population by Age

Carolina Shores Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,3541.9795.84.2
Married1,4522.4197.82.2
Non Family6731.1192.17.9
Female1871.4392.57.5
Male4231000

2.3

Average Family Size

1.97

Average Household Size

95.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Carolina Shores Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade631.5%
Associates Degree3027.17%
Bachelors Degree70716.78%
Graduate Degree3869.16%
High School Graduate1,57837.45%
Less Than 9th Grade340.81%
Some College1,14427.15%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Carolina Shores Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carolina Shores Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,8783,7811,062
Other Race1651650
2+ Races14914917
Native American141414
Hispanic880

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Carolina Shores Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$42,237$0$43,274
Graduate Degree$46,705$0$59,375
High School Graduate$23,789$23,555$30,469
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$36,014$34,732$36,409
Some College$36,250$0$0

$36,014

Average Earnings

$34,732

Average Male

$36,409

Average Female

Carolina Shores Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carolina Shores Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Carolina Shores Language

99.67% of Carolina Shores residents speak only English, while 0.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.33% of the population.

Carolina Shores Language

Carolina Shores Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,3071112.58%

2.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

0.61%

Male Poverty Rate

4.1%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carolina Shores

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carolina Shores is White, with 2.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carolina Shores is White, with 2.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 3.73%.

Carolina Shores Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School5.26%
Bachelors or Greater1.37%
Some College0.9%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Carolina Shores Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed24.07%
Male Unemployed17.72%
Female Employed2.18%
Male Employed0%

Carolina Shores Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carolina Shores Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$88,741$98,578
Households$77,259$87,949
Married Families$91,034$-999,999,999
Non Families$39,215$60,809

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Carolina Shores Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

67.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

70.2%

Male Marriage Rate

65.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Carolina Shores Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Carolina Shores Marriage

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

Carolina Shores Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Carolina Shores Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

558

Number of Veterans

538

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam378
First Gulf War35
Second Gulf War22
Korea0
World War II0

Carolina Shores Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74256
75+204
55 to 6459
18 to 3422
35 to 5417

Carolina Shores Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White52713.14%
2+ Races1711.41%
Native American14100%

Carolina Shores Veterans by Race

Carolina Shores Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carolina Shores Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

39.5%

Labor Force Participation

36.5%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Carolina Shores Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Carolina Shores Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Carolina Shores Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

15.98%

Born in Carolina Shores

97.46%

Native Born

2.54%

Foreign Born

1.66%

Non Citizen

0.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.46% of Carolina Shores residents were born in the United States, with 15.98% having been born in North Carolina. 1.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Carolina Shores Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,6812293.55%
20286,4522293.68%
20276,2232293.82%
20265,9942293.97%
20255,7652294.14%
20245,5362294.32%
20235,3072144.2%
20225,0933176.64%
20214,7761563.38%
20204,620-58-1.24%
20194,6782696.1%
20184,4092425.81%
20174,1672386.06%
20163,9291915.11%
20153,7381484.12%
20143,590541.53%
20133,536942.73%
20123,442190.56%
20113,423260.77%
20103,39700%

Carolina Shores Population by Year