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Surf City Demographics

Education

High School

22%

Associate's

33%

Bachelor's

28%

Master's

12%

Doctorate

4%

Family Size

2 people

71%

3 people

13%

4 people

11%

5 people

4%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

36%

50-100k

26%

100-150k

18%

150-200k

7%

200k+

13%

Age

0-10

8%

10-20

7%

20-45

23%

45-65

39%

65+

23%

Getting Around Surf City

Surf City Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

20%

15-30 Mins

17%

30-40 Mins

14%

40-60 Mins

38%

60+ Mins

12%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 2020

Walk Score®

Percentage: 4949

Bike Score®

Surf City Education

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Living in Surf City, NC

Surf City, North Carolina is a small town with a population of slightly less than 3,000. Retirees should feel welcome, as they make up 19% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just under 44, is older than most cities in North Carolina. Most Surf City residents own their homes, and 35% of residents rent. The average rent for Surf City is $253 per month more than the state average.

Surf City has an average commute time of about 36 minutes, longer than the North Carolina average of about 25 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the typical way to get to work, selected by 37% of workers, while public transportation is not used. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.

There are three primary industries in Surf City: retail, entertainment, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 21% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of the town's population works in sales, making it the top field in the town. With an average annual income of around $79,000, Surf City workers earn about $11,000 more than their peers elsewhere in North Carolina. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Surf City has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 12% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 21% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.