Southport, North Carolina Population 2021

4,176
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Southport is a city located in Brunswick County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,176, it is the 166th largest city in North Carolina and the 5274th largest city in the United States . Southport is currently growing at a rate of 2.58% annually and its population has increased by 47.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,833 in 2010. Southport reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Southport has a population density of 1,057 people per square mile.

The average household income in Southport is $87,076 with a poverty rate of 10.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $980 per month, and the median house value is $252,600. The median age in Southport is 55.8 years, 57.2 years for males, and 52.9 years for females.

Southport Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Southportwas:

  • White: 90.96%
  • Black or African American: 7.38%
  • Two or more races: 1.31%
  • Other race: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Southport, North Carolina is 4,176 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,966.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,833.

Southport, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,40190.96%
Black or African American2767.38%
Two or More Races491.31%
Some Other Race130.35%
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Southport Population by Race

Southport Population Pyramid $2021

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Southport Median Age

55.8


Total

57.2


Male

52.9


Female

Southport Adults

There are 3,094 adults, (1,305 of whom are seniors) in Southport.

Southport Age Dependency

109

Age Dependency Ratio

72.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Southport Sex Ratio

Female

2,321

62.08%

Male

1,418

37.92%

Southport Population by Age

Southport Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Southport Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male0%100%
Female50.6%49.4%
Non Family73%27%
All77.3%22.7%
Married88%12%

77.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Southport Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4342.4877.3
Married7603.0388
Non Family4921.1173
Female1603.8250.6
Male224.230

3.1

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Southport Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade622.15%
9th to 12th Grade1645.68%
High School Graduate81928.38%
Some College67823.49%
Associates Degree32911.40%
Bachelors Degree56119.44%
Graduate Degree2739.46%
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Southport Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Southport Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,6802,466809
Black14313110
Hispanic56568
Other Race1313
2+ Races777

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Southport Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,300$41,576$25,409
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$13,750$11,875$14,430
Some College$42,667$52,829$26,488
Bachelors Degree$30,781$51,458$26,169
Graduate Degree$52,813$$44,844

$29,300

Average Earnings

$41,576

Average Male

$25,409

Average Female

Southport Earnings by Educational Attainment

Southport Language by Age

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Southport Language

95.14% of Southport residents speak only English, while 4.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.92% of the population.

Southport Language

Southport Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,19233310.43%
Multiple493877.55%
Black267114.12%

10.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.82%

Male Poverty Rate

14.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Southport

The race most likely to be in poverty in Southport is Multiple, with 77.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Southport is Black, with 4.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.31%.

Southport Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School18.22%
Less Than 9th Grade8.54%
Some College8.03%
Bachelors or Greater1.74%

Southport Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed43.43%
Female Employed10.81%
Male Employed1.09%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Southport Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Southport Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,917$87,076
Families$71,786$110,694
Married Families$79,318-
Non Families$40,667$40,186
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Income by Household Type

Southport Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Southport Married by Age and Sex

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Southport 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 55-64.

Southport Marital Status by Race

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Southport Marital Status

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338

Number of Veterans

338

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam153
First Gulf War65
Second Gulf War26
Korea6
World War II

Southport Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74132
55 to 6497
75+56
35 to 5440
18 to 3413

Southport Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White31410.89%
Black2414.12%
Hispanic1113.25%

Southport Veterans by Race

Southport Veterans by Education

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3.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Southport Veterans by Education

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42.5%

Labor Force Participation

39%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Southport Employment by Age

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Southport Employment by Race

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Southport 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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38.35%

Born in Southport

98.23%

Native Born

1.77%

Foreign Born

0.11%

Non Citizen

1.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.23% of Southport residents were born in the United States, with 38.35% having been born in North Carolina. 0.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Southport Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,1761052.58%
20204,0711052.65%
20193,9661052.72%
20183,8611233.29%
20173,7381052.89%
20163,6331564.49%
20153,4771805.46%
20143,2971394.40%
20133,158902.93%
20123,068742.47%
20112,994662.25%
20102,9280.00%

Southport Population by Year