Income/capita 23%
Household income 11%
Unemployment 8%
IndexCarolina BeachNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$36,701$26,779$29,829
Median household income$61,171$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$80,161$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$47,893$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$44,019$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$23,415$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate4.3%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level13.5%16.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Carolina Beach is 23% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Carolina Beach is 11% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Carolina Beach is 8% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Carolina Beach is 10% lower than the national average

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      Carolina Beach employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.9%2.2%
      Manufacturing sector5.8%1.1%
      Financial & insurance services3.7%2.1%
      Wholesale & retail services17.2%12.9%
      Public administration9.9%2.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.8%1.7%
      Education, health & social services10.7%32.9%

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      St. James, NC4,438$103,38287%
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      Caswell Beach, NC416$85,62555%
      Wrightsville Beach, NC2,546$77,23240%
      Myrtle Grove, NC9,872$72,12430%
      Carolina Beach, NC6,048$61,17111%

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      Raleigh Hills, OR6,046$69,42325%
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      Ada, OH6,046$35,02237%
      Rockford, MI6,044$60,5659%
      Carolina Beach, NC6,048$61,17111%
      Source: The Carolina Beach, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).