Southport, situated in Brunswick County, is a small town made up of 3.8 square miles.
October 9, 2017
The area that would become Southport was settled in 1740s, with Fort Johnston being built in the area. The town was founded in 1792 as Smithville. Southport assumed its current name in the late 1880s.
The median resident age in Southport is 56 years. The median estimated household income is about $42,000 making it about $6,000 less than the North Carolina average.
The estimated per capita is about $28,000. The average price for a home in Southport is about $270,000 (2015) which is $110,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $900 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Southport is 80% White, 15% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 4% other. 88% of the population are high school graduates, with 34% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 48% are married, 17% are divorced, 1% are separated, 15% are widowed, leaving 19% that have never been married.
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Southport 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.
The population of Southport, NC is about 3,000. The population has been steadily increasing since 2000.
The elevation of Southport, NC is 20 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Southport, NC is 28461.
The area code for Southport, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Southport 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%.
The unemployment rate for Southport is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction, real estate, transportation, and food services make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.