Southern Shores, North Carolina Population 2020

2,961

Southern Shores is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,961, it is the 210th largest city in North Carolina and the 6281st largest city in the United States. Southern Shores is currently growing at a rate of 0.78% annually and its population has increased by 9.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,714 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Southern Shores has a population density of 750 people per square mile.

The average household income in Southern Shores is $138,979 with a poverty rate of 4.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,781 per month, and the median house value is $469,100. The median age in Southern Shores is 58.3 years, 57.7 years for males, and 58.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.1 males.

Southern Shores Demographics

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

  • White: 92.88%
  • Two or more races: 3.05%
  • Native American: 2.81%
  • Black or African American: 1.26%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Southern Shores, North Carolina is 2,961, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,915.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,714.

Southern Shores, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,64792.88%
Two or More Races873.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native802.81%
Black or African American361.26%

Southern Shores Population Pyramid 2020

Southern Shores Median Age

58.3


Total

57.7


Male

58.8


Female

Southern Shores Adults

There are 2,339 adults, (1,022 of whom are seniors) in Southern Shores.

Southern Shores Age Dependency

116.4

Age Dependency Ratio

77.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Southern Shores Sex Ratio

Female

1,424

49.96%

Male

1,426

50.04%

Southern Shores Households and Families

Southern Shores Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Southern Shores Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married95.4%4.6%
All93.6%6.4%
Non Family89.9%10.1%
Female81.4%18.6%

93.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1812.4193.6
Married8342.6895.4
Non Family2671.1289.9
Female593.2981.4
Male215.9100

2.76

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

3.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Southern Shores Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade231.03%
9th to 12th Grade351.57%
High School Graduate25211.30%
Some College40418.11%
Associates Degree1757.84%
Bachelors Degree72332.41%
Graduate Degree61927.75%

Southern Shores Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,1202,0671,278
Native American555513
Black363636
Multiple Races151515
Hispanic5

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,038$46,583$32,292
Less Than High School$8,500$$
High School Grad$40,333$46,458$11,417
Some College$41,823$45,833$21,354
Bachelors Degree$45,260$49,583$32,500
Graduate Degree$42,045$$37,460

$41,038

Average Earnings

$46,583

Average Male

$32,292

Average Female

Southern Shores Language

Southern Shores Language by Age

Southern Shores Language

97.40% of Southern Shores residents speak only English, while 2.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.80% of the population.

Southern Shores Poverty

Southern Shores Poverty by Race

4.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.05%

Male Poverty Rate

4.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Southern Shores

The race most likely to be in poverty in Southern Shores is White, with 5.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Southern Shores is White, with 5.30% 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 5.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 3.97%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School8.62%
High School3.97%
Bachelors or Greater2.31%
Some College1.73%
Name Poverty
Female Employed3.66%
Male Employed0.86%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Southern Shores Income

Southern Shores Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$98,977$138,979
Families$111,667$152,085
Married Families$115,833-
Non Families$54,760$73,541

Southern Shores Marital Status

Southern Shores Marital Status

Marriage Rates

73.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

76.4%

Male Marriage Rate

70.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Southern Shores Married by Age and Sex

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

Southern Shores Veterans

296

Number of Veterans

268

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam165
First Gulf War79
Korea30
Second Gulf War29
World War II5
Age Group Veterans
75+114
65 to 74113
55 to 6445
35 to 5424
18 to 34

$Southern Shores Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Southern Shores Employment Status

50.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

1%

Unemployment Rate

Southern Shores 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

19.02%

Born in North Carolina

98.74%

Native Born

1.26%

Foreign Born

0.32%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.74% of Southern Shores residents were born in the United States, with 19.02% having been born in North Carolina. 0.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,961230.78%
20192,938230.79%
20182,915321.11%
20172,883230.80%
20162,860260.92%
20152,834451.61%
20142,78990.32%
20132,780321.16%
20122,748140.51%
20112,734150.55%
20102,7190.00%