Sunset Beach, North Carolina Population 2021

4,197
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Sunset Beach is a city located in Brunswick County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,197, it is the 165th largest city in North Carolina and the 5267th largest city in the United States . Sunset Beach is currently growing at a rate of 1.94% annually and its population has increased by 17.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,572 in 2010. Sunset Beach reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 8 miles, Sunset Beach has a population density of 621 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sunset Beach is $75,196 with a poverty rate of 8.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,232 per month, and the median house value is $267,900. The median age in Sunset Beach is 65.2 years, 66.1 years for males, and 64.7 years for females.

Sunset Beach Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sunset Beachwas:

  • White: 94.44%
  • Two or more races: 2.10%
  • Other race: 1.77%
  • Asian: 1.44%
  • Black or African American: 0.26%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sunset Beach, North Carolina is 4,197 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,037.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,572.

Sunset Beach, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,68494.44%
Two or More Races822.10%
Some Other Race691.77%
Asian561.44%
Black or African American100.26%
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Sunset Beach Population by Race

Sunset Beach Population Pyramid $2021

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Sunset Beach Median Age

65.2


Total

66.1


Male

64.7


Female

Sunset Beach Adults

There are 3,663 adults, (1,972 of whom are seniors) in Sunset Beach.

Sunset Beach Age Dependency

130.7

Age Dependency Ratio

116.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

14.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Sunset Beach Sex Ratio

Female

2,061

52.83%

Male

1,840

47.17%

Sunset Beach Population by Age

Sunset Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sunset Beach Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female75%25%
Male75.9%24.1%
All85.6%14.4%
Non Family85.8%14.2%
Married86%14%

85.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sunset Beach Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0141.9485.6
Married1,2112.3386
Non Family7251.185.8
Male583.975.9
Female203.175

2.39

Average Family Size

1.94

Average Household Size

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Sunset Beach Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade671.91%
High School Graduate73520.98%
Some College83023.69%
Associates Degree1815.17%
Bachelors Degree1,09431.23%
Graduate Degree59617.01%
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Sunset Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sunset Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,3853,3181,626
Asian565656
Hispanic28288
Other Race28288
2+ Races2424
Black1010

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 asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Sunset Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,140$53,036$30,210
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$$$
Some College$32,348$62,891$30,709
Bachelors Degree$47,353$67,750$26,932
Graduate Degree$$$

$32,140

Average Earnings

$53,036

Average Male

$30,210

Average Female

Sunset Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sunset Beach Language by Age

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Sunset Beach Language

96.22% of Sunset Beach residents speak only English, while 3.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.39% of the population.

Sunset Beach Language

Sunset Beach Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,6713228.77%
Hispanic821417.07%
Other691420.29%

8.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.20%

Male Poverty Rate

10.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sunset Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sunset Beach is Other, with 20.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sunset Beach is White, with 8.77% 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 7.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.31%.

Sunset Beach Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.82%
High School9.80%
Bachelors or Greater9.59%
Some College7.72%

Sunset Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed7.75%
Male Employed2.21%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Sunset Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sunset Beach Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,265$75,196
Families$73,194$90,227
Married Families$73,988-
Non Families$35,901$47,999
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Income by Household Type

Sunset Beach Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

67.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

71.5%

Male Marriage Rate

63.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Sunset Beach Married by Age and Sex

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Sunset Beach Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sunset Beach Marital Status by Race

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Sunset Beach Marital Status

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573

Number of Veterans

566

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam279
Korea98
First Gulf War66
World War II33
Second Gulf War

Sunset Beach Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74257
75+254
35 to 5462
55 to 64
18 to 34

Sunset Beach Veterans by Age

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Sunset Beach Veterans by Race

Sunset Beach Veterans by Education

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3.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sunset Beach Veterans by Education

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25.1%

Labor Force Participation

21.9%

Employment Rate

13%

Unemployment Rate

Sunset Beach Employment by Age

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Sunset Beach Employment by Race

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Sunset Beach 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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23.92%

Born in Sunset Beach

96.87%

Native Born

3.13%

Foreign Born

1.64%

Non Citizen

1.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.87% of Sunset Beach residents were born in the United States, with 23.92% having been born in North Carolina. 1.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Sunset Beach Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,197801.94%
20204,117801.98%
20194,037802.02%
20183,957581.49%
20173,899541.40%
20163,845982.62%
20153,747451.22%
20143,702381.04%
20133,664431.19%
20123,621240.67%
20113,597210.59%
20103,5760.00%

Sunset Beach Population by Year