Caswell Beach, North Carolina

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Caswell Beach, North Carolina
Seaside town
Caswell Beach
Caswell Beach
Caswell Beach is located in North Carolina
Caswell Beach
Caswell Beach
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 33°54′13″N 78°3′38″W / 33.90361°N 78.06056°W / 33.90361; -78.06056Coordinates: 33°54′13″N 78°3′38″W / 33.90361°N 78.06056°W / 33.90361; -78.06056
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Brunswick
 • Total 4.1 sq mi (10.5 km2)
 • Land 2.9 sq mi (7.6 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 398
 • Density 136/sq mi (52.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28465
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-10960[1]
GNIS feature ID 1004807[2]

Caswell Beach is a small seaside town located on the eastern part of Oak Island in Brunswick County, North Carolina, and is adjacent to the North Carolina Baptist Assembly and the island's United States Coast Guard station. It was incorporated as a town in 1975. The population was 398 at the 2010 census.[3] The Oak Island Lighthouse towers over the town, which now owns the structure. The Oak Island Golf Club, featuring an eighteen hole course designed by George Cobb, is the sole business located in the town.

Caswell Beach is part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area.


Caswell Beach is located at 33°54′13″N 78°3′38″W / 33.90361°N 78.06056°W / 33.90361; -78.06056 (33.903609, -78.060637).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.5 km2). 2.9 square miles (7.6 km2) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.9 km2) of it (27.57%) is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 370 people, 187 households, and 138 families residing in the town. The population density was 120.7 people per square mile (46.5/km²). There were 571 housing units at an average density of 186.3 per square mile (71.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.38% White, 0.54% African American, 0.54% Asian, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 187 households out of which 9.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.25.

In the town the population was spread out with 7.8% under the age of 18, 1.6% from 18 to 24, 11.4% from 25 to 44, 43.5% from 45 to 64, and 35.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 60 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $57,083, and the median income for a family was $63,750. Males had a median income of $49,063 versus $35,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $41,731. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Caswell Beach town, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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