Southport, North Carolina Population 2024

4,474

Southport is a city located in Brunswick County North Carolina. Southport has a 2024 population of 4,474. Southport is currently growing at a rate of 2.45% annually and its population has increased by 10.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,042 in 2020.

The average household income in Southport is $90,134 with a poverty rate of 5.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Southport is 61.4 years, 58.9 years for males, and 61.9 years for females.

Southport Demographics

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

  • White: 85.45%
  • Black or African American: 10.98%
  • Two or more races: 3.56%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
4.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,131.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
10.69% (432)
The current population of Southport, North Carolina is 4,474 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,042.

Southport, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,43185.45%
Black or African American44110.98%
Two or more races1433.56%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Southport Population by Race

Southport Population Pyramid 2024

Southport Median Age

61.4

Total

58.9

Male

61.9

Female

Southport Adults

There are 3,474 adults, (1,670 of whom are seniors) in Southport.

Southport Age Dependency

122.6

Age Dependency Ratio

92.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30

Child Dependency Ratio

Southport Sex Ratio

Female2,14553.42%
Male1,87046.58%

Southport Population by Age

Southport Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,7492.1978.221.8
Married1,0502.4889.210.8
Non Family4721.0682.217.8
Female2273.2318.981.1
Male000
showing: 5 rows

2.53

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

78.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Southport 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

Southport Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Southport Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 48.89%.

Southport Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,725

Average Earnings

$39,776

Average Male

$42,988

Average Female

Southport Earnings by Educational Attainment

Southport Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Southport Language

97.61% of Southport residents speak only English, while 2.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.37% of the population.

Southport Language

Southport Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,243952.93%
Black4059222.72%
Multiple1431812.59%
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5.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.15%

Male Poverty Rate

8.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Southport

The race most likely to be in poverty in Southport is Black, with 22.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Southport is White, with 2.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.57%.

Southport Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School16.55%
Less Than 9th Grade13.66%
Some College2.9%
Bachelors or Greater2.22%
showing: 4 rows

Southport Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed2.15%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed3.23%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Southport Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Southport Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Southport Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

65.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

73.9%

Male Marriage Rate

59.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Southport Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Southport 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 Over 65.

Southport Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Southport Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

500

Number of Veterans

500

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Southport Veterans by War

count

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Southport Veterans by Age

count

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Southport Veterans by Race

Southport Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Southport Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44.4%

Labor Force Participation

44.1%

Employment Rate

0.8%

Unemployment Rate

Southport Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Southport Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Southport 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

45.33%

Born in Southport

98.11%

Native Born

1.89%

Foreign Born

0.35%

Non Citizen

1.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.11% of Southport residents were born in the United States, with 45.33% having been born in North Carolina. 0.35% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,0091072.18%
20284,9021072.23%
20274,7951072.28%
20264,6881072.34%
20254,5811072.39%
20244,4741072.45%
20234,3671072.51%
20224,2601072.58%
20214,1531112.75%
20204,042661.66%
20193,9761112.87%
20183,8651233.29%
20173,7421052.89%
20163,6371564.48%
20153,4811795.42%
20143,3021404.43%
20133,162882.86%
20123,074742.47%
20113,000662.25%
20102,934
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Southport Population by Year