Southport, North Carolina Population 2020

4,030

Southport is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,030, it is the 172nd largest city in North Carolina and the 5378th largest city in the United States. Southport is currently growing at a rate of 2.57% annually and its population has increased by 42.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,833 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Southport has a population density of 1,020 people per square mile.

The average household income in Southport is $85,149 with a poverty rate of 11.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $922 per month, and the median house value is $259,700. The median age in Southport is 53.7 years, 57.5 years for males, and 50.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 62.8 males.

Southport Demographics

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

  • White: 87.87%
  • Black or African American: 8.03%
  • Two or more races: 3.74%
  • Other race: 0.36%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Southport, North Carolina is 4,030, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,828.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,833.

Southport, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,15087.87%
Black or African American2888.03%
Two or More Races1343.74%
Some Other Race130.36%

Southport Population Pyramid 2020

Southport Median Age

53.7


Total

57.5


Male

50.7


Female

Southport Adults

There are 2,925 adults, (1,198 of whom are seniors) in Southport.

Southport Age Dependency

107.6

Age Dependency Ratio

69.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Southport Sex Ratio

Female

2,202

61.42%

Male

1,383

38.58%

Southport Households and Families

Southport Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Southport Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88%12%
All74.1%25.9%
Non Family62.6%37.4%
Female52.9%47.1%
Male29.2%70.8%

74.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3772.4774.1
Married7142.9288
Non Family4861.1262.6
Female1534.3952.9
Male24429.2

3.12

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

2.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Southport Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade411.54%
9th to 12th Grade1726.47%
High School Graduate73027.47%
Some College60322.69%
Associates Degree30911.63%
Bachelors Degree58421.98%
Graduate Degree2188.20%

Southport Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,4412,237770
Black16115212
Hispanic44449
Other Race1313
Multiple Races111111

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 multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,089$38,167$26,354
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$$$14,266
Some College$38,750$51,250$27,017
Bachelors Degree$28,750$49,722$26,094
Graduate Degree$50,179$$47,500

$30,089

Average Earnings

$38,167

Average Male

$26,354

Average Female

Southport Language

Southport Language by Age

Southport Language

94.99% of Southport residents speak only English, while 5.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.19% of the population.

Southport Poverty

Southport Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,9452689.10%
Multiple13412391.79%

11.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.50%

Male Poverty Rate

16.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Southport

The race most likely to be in poverty in Southport is Multiple, with 91.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Southport is White, with 9.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.72%.

Name Poverty
High School15.26%
Some College8.25%
Less Than High School7.49%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed54.84%
Female Employed9.17%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Southport Income

Southport Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,994$85,149
Families$68,320$105,438
Married Families$72,292-
Non Families$41,250$46,377

Southport Marital Status

Southport Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.8%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Southport Married by Age and Sex

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

Southport Veterans

311

Number of Veterans

311

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam192
First Gulf War42
Second Gulf War26
World War II6
Korea5
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74129
55 to 6498
75+55
35 to 5416
18 to 3413
Name Veterans % of Total
White29411.06%
Black179.39%
Hispanic1015.63%

$Southport Veterans by Education

2.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Southport Employment Status

44.1%

Labor Force Participation

41.6%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Southport 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

38.10%

Born in North Carolina

98.24%

Native Born

1.76%

Foreign Born

0.25%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.24% of Southport residents were born in the United States, with 38.10% having been born in North Carolina. 0.25% 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
20204,0301012.57%
20193,9291012.64%
20183,8281173.15%
20173,7111012.80%
20163,6101514.37%
20153,4591795.46%
20143,2801404.46%
20133,140872.85%
20123,053742.48%
20112,979652.23%
20102,9140.00%