Surf City demographics profile

StatisticSurf CityNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)35818191
Median age40.538.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)62%57%55%
Speak English92%89%79%
Speak Spanish3%7%13%
Surf City, NC has a population of 2,618 and is the 9,563rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 358 per sq mi which is 98% higher than the North Carolina average and 295% higher than the national average. The median age in Surf City is 41 which is approximately 6% higher than the North Carolina average of 38. In Surf City, 62% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 92% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 52% of Surf City residents were born in North Carolina, 44% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 3% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Surf City is 98% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Surf City is 6% higher than North Carolina.
  • In Surf City 88.20% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Surf City 2.37% of the population is African American.
  • In Surf City 0.34% of the population is Asian.

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Surf City population breakdown by race

RaceSurf CityNorth CarolinaNational
African American2.37%21.50%12.63%
American Indian0.46%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race6.19%2.45%3.06%
Other race2.44%3.01%4.75%
In Surf City, 5.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Surf City age breakdown

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Source: The Surf City, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).