Sunset Beach, North Carolina Population 2020

4,052

Sunset Beach is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,052, it is the 170th largest city in North Carolina and the 5358th largest city in the United States. Sunset Beach is currently growing at a rate of 1.25% annually and its population has increased by 13.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,572 in 2010. Spanning over 8 miles, Sunset Beach has a population density of 599 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sunset Beach is $68,936 with a poverty rate of 8.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,081 per month, and the median house value is $273,200. The median age in Sunset Beach is 66.1 years, 67.2 years for males, and 64.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.1 males.

Sunset Beach Demographics

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

  • White: 97.26%
  • Other race: 1.46%
  • Two or more races: 1.28%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sunset Beach, North Carolina is 4,052, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,952.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,572.

Sunset Beach, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,72197.26%
Some Other Race561.46%
Two or More Races491.28%

Sunset Beach Population Pyramid 2020

Sunset Beach Median Age

66.1


Total

67.2


Male

64.5


Female

Sunset Beach Adults

There are 3,541 adults, (1,994 of whom are seniors) in Sunset Beach.

Sunset Beach Age Dependency

147.3

Age Dependency Ratio

128.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sunset Beach Sex Ratio

Female

2,023

52.88%

Male

1,803

47.12%

Sunset Beach Households and Families

Sunset Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sunset Beach Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.3%12.7%
All83.2%16.8%
Non Family79.7%20.3%
Male48.4%51.6%
Female0%100%

83.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9321.9883.2
Married1,2432.2787.3
Non Family6171.2379.7
Male623.2348.4
Female1040

2.31

Average Family Size

1.98

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sunset Beach Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade792.31%
High School Graduate69020.15%
Some College76822.42%
Associates Degree1895.52%
Bachelors Degree1,05130.69%
Graduate Degree64818.92%

Sunset Beach Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,3813,3021,699
Hispanic2525
Other Race2020
Multiple Races1919

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 white people with a rate of 50.25%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,940$29,107$30,018
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$21,125$20,563$
Some College$23,352$$30,234
Bachelors Degree$37,159$$28,810
Graduate Degree$50,227$$82,031

$29,940

Average Earnings

$29,107

Average Male

$30,018

Average Female

Sunset Beach Language

Sunset Beach Language by Age

Sunset Beach Language

97.66% of Sunset Beach residents speak only English, while 2.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.29% of the population.

Sunset Beach Poverty

Sunset Beach Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,6812968.04%
Hispanic761013.16%
Other5658.93%

8.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.33%

Male Poverty Rate

10.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sunset Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sunset Beach is Hispanic, with 13.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sunset Beach is White, with 8.04% 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 3.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.04%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.85%
Some College10.55%
High School8.12%
Bachelors or Greater7.47%
Name Poverty
Female Employed4.44%
Male Employed0.78%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Sunset Beach Income

Sunset Beach Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,086$68,936
Families$67,962$80,140
Married Families$68,614-
Non Families$34,911$44,488

Sunset Beach Marital Status

Sunset Beach Marital Status

Marriage Rates

70.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

75.6%

Male Marriage Rate

66.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Sunset Beach Married by Age and Sex

Sunset Beach 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 35-44.

Sunset Beach Marital Status by Race

Sunset Beach Veterans

600

Number of Veterans

585

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam354
Korea76
First Gulf War43
World War II33
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74366
75+179
35 to 5439
55 to 6416
18 to 34

$Sunset Beach Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sunset Beach Employment Status

30.2%

Labor Force Participation

28%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Sunset Beach 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

25.33%

Born in North Carolina

98.14%

Native Born

1.86%

Foreign Born

0.76%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.14% of Sunset Beach residents were born in the United States, with 25.33% having been born in North Carolina. 0.76% 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
20204,052501.25%
20194,002501.27%
20183,952601.54%
20173,892501.30%
20163,842982.62%
20153,744471.27%
20143,697381.04%
20133,659431.19%
20123,616250.70%
20113,591200.56%
20103,5710.00%