Southern Shores, North Carolina Population 2021

3,022
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Southern Shores is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,022, it is the 209th largest city in North Carolina and the 6235th largest city in the United States . Southern Shores is currently growing at a rate of 1.07% annually and its population has increased by 11.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,714 in 2010. Southern Shores reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Southern Shores has a population density of 766 people per square mile.

The average household income in Southern Shores is $140,751 with a poverty rate of 5.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,914 per month, and the median house value is $465,200. The median age in Southern Shores is 58.2 years, 58.4 years for males, and 58.2 years for females.

Southern Shores Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Southern Shoreswas:

  • White: 94.72%
  • Two or more races: 2.69%
  • Native American: 1.03%
  • Black or African American: 0.97%
  • Asian: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Southern Shores, North Carolina is 3,022 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,958.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,714.

Southern Shores, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,74694.72%
Two or More Races782.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native301.03%
Black or African American280.97%
Asian170.59%
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Southern Shores Population by Race

Southern Shores Population Pyramid $2021

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Southern Shores Median Age

58.2


Total

58.4


Male

58.2


Female

Southern Shores Adults

There are 2,348 adults, (1,000 of whom are seniors) in Southern Shores.

Southern Shores Age Dependency

115.1

Age Dependency Ratio

74.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Southern Shores Sex Ratio

Female

1,468

50.64%

Male

1,431

49.36%

Southern Shores Population by Age

Southern Shores Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Southern Shores Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female73.6%26.4%
Non Family83.2%16.8%
All91.5%8.5%
Married95.5%4.5%
Male100%0%

91.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Southern Shores Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2252.3791.5
Married8412.6895.5
Non Family3101.1783.2
Female532.7573.6
Male216.29100

2.74

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Southern Shores Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade200.89%
9th to 12th Grade261.15%
High School Graduate28812.78%
Some College36116.02%
Associates Degree1908.43%
Bachelors Degree72532.18%
Graduate Degree64328.54%
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Southern Shores Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Southern Shores Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,1662,1201,317
Native American303011
Black282828
Asian1717
2+ Races121212

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 black people with a rate of 100.00%.

Southern Shores Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,201$47,361$35,500
Less Than 9th Grade$2,500$$
High School Graduate$32,019$43,938$
Some College$32,202$42,083$19,688
Bachelors Degree$46,250$51,111$35,521
Graduate Degree$62,083$$62,604

$41,201

Average Earnings

$47,361

Average Male

$35,500

Average Female

Southern Shores Earnings by Educational Attainment

Southern Shores Language by Age

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Southern Shores Language

97.29% of Southern Shores residents speak only English, while 2.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.59% of the population.

Southern Shores Language

Southern Shores Poverty by Race

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5.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.29%

Male Poverty Rate

4.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Southern Shores

The race most likely to be in poverty in Southern Shores is White, with 5.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Southern Shores is White, with 5.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 3.79%.

Southern Shores Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School9.38%
Bachelors or Greater2.49%
Some College1.81%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Southern Shores Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed3.89%
Female Employed2.80%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Southern Shores Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Southern Shores Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$96,553$140,751
Families$111,914$153,692
Married Families$119,297-
Non Families$69,375$84,243
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Income by Household Type

Southern Shores Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

70.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

74.4%

Male Marriage Rate

67.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Southern Shores Married by Age and Sex

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Southern Shores 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 55-64.

Southern Shores Marital Status by Race

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Southern Shores Marital Status

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320

Number of Veterans

293

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam184
First Gulf War83
Second Gulf War23
Korea19
World War II15

Southern Shores Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+137
65 to 74103
55 to 6450
35 to 5430
18 to 34

Southern Shores Veterans by Age

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Southern Shores Veterans by Race

Southern Shores Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Southern Shores Veterans by Education

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50.1%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

0.6%

Unemployment Rate

Southern Shores Employment by Age

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Southern Shores Employment by Race

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Southern Shores 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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23.49%

Born in Southern Shores

97.79%

Native Born

2.21%

Foreign Born

0.62%

Non Citizen

1.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.79% of Southern Shores residents were born in the United States, with 23.49% having been born in North Carolina. 0.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Southern Shores Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,022321.07%
20202,990321.08%
20192,958321.09%
20182,926321.11%
20172,894270.94%
20162,867280.99%
20152,839491.76%
20142,79080.29%
20132,782321.16%
20122,750160.59%
20112,734160.59%
20102,7180.00%

Southern Shores Population by Year