Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina Population 2020

2,532

Wrightsville Beach is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,532, it is the 230th largest city in North Carolina and the 6778th largest city in the United States. Wrightsville Beach is currently declining at a rate of -0.20% annually but its population has increased by 2.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,477 in 2010. Wrightsville Beach reached it's highest population of 2,548 in 2016. Spanning over 2 miles, Wrightsville Beach has a population density of 1,817 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wrightsville Beach is $147,095 with a poverty rate of 8.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,499 per month, and the median house value is $778,700. The median age in Wrightsville Beach is 41.2 years, 33.9 years for males, and 44.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 142.4 males.

Wrightsville Beach Demographics

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

  • White: 97.91%
  • Two or more races: 1.58%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Black or African American: 0.16%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina is 2,532, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,542.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,477.

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,48397.91%
Two or More Races401.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.35%
Black or African American40.16%

Wrightsville Beach Population Pyramid 2020

Wrightsville Beach Median Age

41.2


Total

33.9


Male

44.9


Female

Wrightsville Beach Adults

There are 2,138 adults, (428 of whom are seniors) in Wrightsville Beach.

Wrightsville Beach Age Dependency

48.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wrightsville Beach Sex Ratio

Female

1,046

41.25%

Male

1,490

58.75%

Wrightsville Beach Households and Families

Wrightsville Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wrightsville Beach Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.3%10.7%
Male80.8%19.2%
All62.7%37.3%
Non Family50.4%49.6%
Female20%80%

62.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1652.162.7
Non Family7111.6550.4
Married3832.7889.3
Female453.220
Male262.4680.8

2.79

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

10%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wrightsville Beach Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade150.88%
High School Graduate1056.15%
Some College25214.75%
Associates Degree1136.62%
Bachelors Degree84449.41%
Graduate Degree37922.19%

Wrightsville Beach Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,6861,6751,205
Native American999
Multiple Races555
Black4
Hispanic444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,671$68,214$48,750
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$$60,625$
Some College$39,583$38,155$50,000
Bachelors Degree$51,313$72,386$46,346
Graduate Degree$119,000$117,143$119,500

$54,671

Average Earnings

$68,214

Average Male

$48,750

Average Female

Wrightsville Beach Language

Wrightsville Beach Language by Age

Wrightsville Beach Language

97.81% of Wrightsville Beach residents speak only English, while 2.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.30% of the population.

Wrightsville Beach Poverty

Wrightsville Beach Poverty by Race

8.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.91%

Male Poverty Rate

7.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wrightsville Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wrightsville Beach is White, with 9.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wrightsville Beach is White, with 9.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.62%.

Name Poverty
High School13.33%
Some College4.93%
Bachelors or Greater2.53%
Less Than High School0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed86.11%
Female Employed5.15%
Male Employed1.50%

Wrightsville Beach Income

Wrightsville Beach Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$83,417$147,095
Families$124,853$215,132
Married Families$136,625-
Non Families$69,196$103,608

Wrightsville Beach Marital Status

Wrightsville Beach Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.6%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wrightsville Beach Married by Age and Sex

Wrightsville Beach Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wrightsville Beach Marital Status by Race

Wrightsville Beach Veterans

118

Number of Veterans

118

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam41
First Gulf War22
Korea15
Second Gulf War12
World War II
Age Group Veterans
75+55
65 to 7430
35 to 5417
55 to 6416
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White1145.61%
Black4100.00%

$Wrightsville Beach Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wrightsville Beach Employment Status

69%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wrightsville 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

46.85%

Born in North Carolina

97.83%

Native Born

2.17%

Foreign Born

0.55%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.83% of Wrightsville Beach residents were born in the United States, with 46.85% having been born in North Carolina. 0.55% 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
20202,532-5-0.20%
20192,537-5-0.20%
20182,542-1-0.04%
20172,543-5-0.20%
20162,54870.28%
20152,54190.36%
20142,532-3-0.12%
20132,535120.48%
20122,523251.00%
20112,498220.89%
20102,4760.00%