North Topsail Beach, NC

North Topsail Beach, situated in Onslow County, is a town made up of 10.6 square miles.

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North Topsail Beach is located on Topsail Island. The area wasn't settled until after World War II. Local folklore says that Blackbeard left treasure on the island, which was searched for throughout the early 1900s.  


The median resident age in North Topsail Beach is 47 years. The median estimated household income is about $59,000 making it about $11,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $41,000. The average price for a home in North Topsail Beach is about $267,000 (2015) which is $107,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,100 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of North Topsail Beach is 93% White, 3% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races, and 3% other. 98% of the population are high school graduates, with 46% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 54% are married, 9% are divorced, 6% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 24% that have never been married.

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Onslow County

North Topsail Beach belongs to Onslow County in the south eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after Arthur Onslow, was hit by a Hurricane, which took many residential lives in 1752. The county, which is a part of the Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, has a population of 177,800. Its county seat and largest city, Jacksonville, has a population of 70,150.

Onslow County borders Pender, Jones, Carteret and Duplin counties.

Onslow County is made up of 906 square miles. 763 of which is land with the remaining 143 as water.


The population of North Topsail Beach, NC is about 740. The population has seen a decrease since 2000.


The elevation of North Topsail Beach, NC is zero feet sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for North Topsail Beach, NC is 28460.

Area Code

The area code for North Topsail Beach, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking North Topsail Beach and Onslow County have voted mostly Republican, with 63% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 71% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 25% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 4%.


The unemployment rate for North Topsail Beach is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Retail, construction, and food services make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Jacksonville Daily News is the primary newspaper that covers the Onslow County area.


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