Carolina Shores, NC

Carolina Shores, situated in Brunswick County, is a small town made up of 2.56 square miles...

2018 Best Guide to Carolina Shores, NC

June 16, 2018

In 1998, the Town of Carolina Shores was incorporated. Carolina Shores separated from the Town of Calabash due to arguments over garbage collection, sewer, and sign restrictions. Carolina Shores doesn't actually have a shore connecting to any body of water.


The median resident age in Carolina Shores is 66 years. The median estimated household income is about $50,000 making it about $5,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $28,000. The average price for a home in Carolina Shores is about $210,000 (2013) which is $55,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,100 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Carolina Shores is 97% White, and 3% other. 94% of the population are high school graduates, with 21% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 62% are married, 13% are divorced, 2% are separated, 14% are widowed, leaving 9% that have never been married.

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Brunswick County

Carolina Shores belongs to Brunswick County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named for Duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg, is part of the Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Brunswick County has a population of 108,000 and the town Bolivia, with a population of 1,000, is the county seat.

In 1764, the county was formed from parts of New Hanover and Bladen Counties.

Brunswick County borders Columbus, New Hanover, Horry (South Carolina), and Pender Counties.

Brunswick County is made up of 1050 square miles. 847 of which is land with the remaining 203 as water.


The population of Carolina Shores, NC is about 3,000. The population has been rapidly increasing since the town's founding.


The elevation of Carolina Shores, NC is 46 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Carolina Shores, NC is 28467.

Area Code

The area code for Carolina Shores, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Carolina Shores and Brunswick County have voted mostly Republican, with 61% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 64% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 30% are Protestants, Catholics make up around 5%, and 1% other.


The unemployment rate for Carolina Shores is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction, retail, and accommodation/food services make more than 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Star News Online and the Brunswick Beacon are the primary newspapers that cover the Brunswick County area.