Northwest, NC

Northwest, situated in Brunswick County, is a city made up of seven square miles.

2017 Best Guide to Northwest, NC

August 22, 2017

The city received its incorporation in 1993.

Demographics

The median resident age in Northwest is 43 years. The median estimated household income is about $45,000 making it about $3,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $18,000. The average price for a home in Northwest is about $97,000 (2015) which is $63,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $750 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Northwest is 67% Black, 29% White, 1% Two or more races, and 3% other. 84% of the population are high school graduates, with 13% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 45% are married, 13% are divorced, 3% are separated, 5% are widowed, leaving 34% that have never been married.

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Brunswick County

Northwest belongs to Brunswick County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named for Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg, 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.

Population

The population of Northwest, NC is about 750. The population has been steadily increasing since 2000.

Elevation

The elevation of Northwest, NC is 52 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Northwest, NC is 28451.

Area Code

The area code for Northwest, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Northwest 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 unafiliated (Nones). About 31% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 5%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Northwest is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Retail, manufacturing, and education make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Northwest Observer and The Brunswick Beacon are the primary newspapers that cover the Brunswick County area.


 

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