Surf City, North Carolina Population 2020

2,583

Surf City is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,583, it is the 225th largest city in North Carolina and the 6706th largest city in the United States. Surf City is currently growing at a rate of 3.32% annually and its population has increased by 39.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,853 in 2010. Spanning over 10 miles, Surf City has a population density of 342 people per square mile.

The average household income in Surf City is $90,446 with a poverty rate of 12.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,111 per month, and the median house value is $271,700. The median age in Surf City is 39.1 years, 42.3 years for males, and 37.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.2 males.

Surf City Demographics

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

  • White: 91.18%
  • Two or more races: 4.11%
  • Other race: 2.97%
  • Black or African American: 1.53%
  • Asian: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Surf City, North Carolina is 2,583, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,417.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,853.

Surf City, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,97691.18%
Two or More Races1344.11%
Some Other Race972.97%
Black or African American501.53%
Asian70.21%

Surf City Population Pyramid 2020

Surf City Median Age

39.1


Total

42.3


Male

37.3


Female

Surf City Adults

There are 2,556 adults, (474 of whom are seniors) in Surf City.

Surf City Age Dependency

56.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Surf City Sex Ratio

Female

1,753

53.71%

Male

1,511

46.29%

Surf City Households and Families

Surf City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Surf City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female87.1%12.9%
Married76.6%23.4%
All72%28%
Male68.8%31.3%
Non Family62%38%

72.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2982.5172
Married6403.2876.6
Non Family5021.2562
Female1403.3587.1
Male16468.8

3.28

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Surf City Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade150.66%
9th to 12th Grade853.73%
High School Graduate46820.54%
Some College51322.52%
Associates Degree25010.97%
Bachelors Degree57525.24%
Graduate Degree37216.33%

Surf City Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,0431,994910
Hispanic14810426
Other Race97534
Black5050
Multiple Races414117
Asian7

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 white people with a rate of 44.54%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,182$62,549$38,363
Less Than High School$168,182$168,324$
High School Grad$36,250$36,250$
Some College$30,114$38,911$21,419
Bachelors Degree$64,702$74,722$50,125
Graduate Degree$62,500$64,583$43,333

$46,182

Average Earnings

$62,549

Average Male

$38,363

Average Female

Surf City Language

Surf City Language by Age

Surf City Language

89.35% of Surf City residents speak only English, while 10.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.03% of the population.

Surf City Poverty

Surf City Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,83432111.33%
Multiple1347152.99%
Hispanic2503112.40%
Other971919.59%

12.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.25%

Male Poverty Rate

14.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Surf City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Surf City is Multiple, with 52.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Surf City is White, with 11.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.36%.

Name Poverty
High School30.34%
Some College8.13%
Bachelors or Greater3.59%
Less Than High School3.00%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed18.52%
Female Employed6.73%
Male Employed5.52%
Female Unemployed4.23%

Surf City Income

Surf City Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$70,549$90,446
Families$81,000$94,058
Married Families$93,542-
Non Families$42,059$84,258

Surf City Marital Status

Surf City Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.3%

Male Marriage Rate

51.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Surf City Married by Age and Sex

Surf City 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 45-54.

Surf City Marital Status by Race

Surf City Veterans

392

Number of Veterans

348

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam141
First Gulf War112
Second Gulf War92
World War II6
Korea4
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64139
35 to 54108
65 to 7479
18 to 3437
75+29

$Surf City Veterans by Education

4.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Surf City Employment Status

63.5%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Surf City 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

47.30%

Born in North Carolina

97.03%

Native Born

2.97%

Foreign Born

1.07%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.03% of Surf City residents were born in the United States, with 47.30% having been born in North Carolina. 1.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,583833.32%
20192,500833.43%
20182,417632.68%
20172,354833.65%
20162,271783.56%
20152,193703.30%
20142,123532.56%
20132,070663.29%
20122,004422.14%
20111,962412.13%
20101,9210.00%