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.