Southern Shores, North Carolina Population 2024

3,110

Southern Shores is a city located in Dare County North Carolina. Southern Shores has a 2024 population of 3,110. Southern Shores is currently declining at a rate of -0.61% annually but its population has increased by 0.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,103 in 2020.

The average household income in Southern Shores is $163,721 with a poverty rate of 0.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Southern Shores is 57.3 years, 46.7 years for males, and 60.1 years for females.

Southern Shores Demographics

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

  • White: 93.25%
  • Two or more races: 4.39%
  • Black or African American: 2%
  • Asian: 0.36%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
3.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
787.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.23% (7)
The current population of Southern Shores, North Carolina is 3,110 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,103.

Southern Shores, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,88993.25%
Two or more races1364.39%
Black or African American622%
Asian110.36%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Southern Shores Population by Race

Southern Shores Population Pyramid 2024

Southern Shores Median Age

57.3

Total

46.7

Male

60.1

Female

Southern Shores Adults

There are 2,598 adults, (920 of whom are seniors) in Southern Shores.

Southern Shores Age Dependency

84.6

Age Dependency Ratio

54.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Southern Shores Sex Ratio

Female1,52249.13%
Male1,57650.87%

Southern Shores Population by Age

Southern Shores Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2022.588812
Married8802.6992.87.2
Non Family2411.17327
Female755.5678.721.3
Male67.671000
showing: 5 rows

2.76

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

88.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Southern Shores Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Southern Shores Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Southern Shores Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

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

Southern Shores Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,342

Average Earnings

$57,350

Average Male

$41,941

Average Female

Southern Shores Earnings by Educational Attainment

Southern Shores Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Southern Shores Language

96.41% of Southern Shores residents speak only English, while 3.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.51% of the population.

Southern Shores Language

Southern Shores Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,889250.87%
showing: 1 rows

0.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

0.63%

Male Poverty Rate

0.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Southern Shores

The race most likely to be in poverty in Southern Shores is White, with 0.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Southern Shores is White, with 0.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 4.8%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was .

Southern Shores Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School2.14%
Less Than 9th Grade
Some College
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Southern Shores Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed1.57%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Southern Shores Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Southern Shores Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Southern Shores Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

68.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

70.8%

Male Marriage Rate

66.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Southern Shores Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Southern 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.

Southern Shores Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Southern Shores Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

188

Number of Veterans

167

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

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Southern Shores Veterans by War

count

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Southern Shores Veterans by Age

count

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Southern Shores Veterans by Race

Southern Shores Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Southern Shores Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.7%

Labor Force Participation

46.8%

Employment Rate

14.4%

Unemployment Rate

Southern Shores Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Southern Shores Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Southern 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

26.05%

Born in Southern Shores

97.35%

Native Born

2.65%

Foreign Born

1.1%

Non Citizen

1.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.35% of Southern Shores residents were born in the United States, with 26.05% having been born in North Carolina. 1.1% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,015-19-0.63%
20283,034-19-0.62%
20273,053-19-0.62%
20263,072-19-0.61%
20253,091-19-0.61%
20243,110-19-0.61%
20233,129-19-0.6%
20223,148-19-0.6%
20213,167642.06%
20203,1031414.76%
20192,962280.95%
20182,934371.28%
20172,897240.84%
20162,873321.13%
20152,841501.79%
20142,79190.32%
20132,782311.13%
20122,751170.62%
20112,734150.55%
20102,719
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Southern Shores Population by Year