North Topsail Beach, North Carolina

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North Topsail Beach, North Carolina
North Topsail Beach coastline
North Topsail Beach coastline
Location of North Topsail Beach, North Carolina
Location of North Topsail Beach, North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°28′37″N 77°27′40″W / 34.47694°N 77.46111°W / 34.47694; -77.46111Coordinates: 34°28′37″N 77°27′40″W / 34.47694°N 77.46111°W / 34.47694; -77.46111
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • MayorFred Burns
 • Total10.6 sq mi (27.4 km2)
 • Land6.4 sq mi (16.6 km2)
 • Water4.2 sq mi (10.8 km2)
Elevation0 ft (0 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total743
 • Estimate (2016)[1]734
 • Density70/sq mi (27/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code28460
Area code(s)910
FIPS code37-47845[2]
GNIS feature ID1027625[3]

North Topsail Beach is a town in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. The 2010 population was 743.[4] It is located on Topsail Island. North Topsail Beach is part of the Jacksonville, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.


North Topsail Beach is located at 34°28′37″N 77°27′40″W / 34.47694°N 77.46111°W / 34.47694; -77.46111 (34.476925, -77.461091).[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.6 square miles (27 km2), of which, 6.4 square miles (17 km2) of it is land and 4.2 square miles (11 km2) of it (39.32%) is water.

In 2012, North Topsail Reef condominium installed over 2,200 hydraulically filled sandbags in order to protect their property pending beach nourishment.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016734[1]−1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 843 people, 451 households, and 242 families residing in the city. The population density was 131.4 people per square mile (50.7/km²). There were 2,085 housing units at an average density of 324.9 per square mile (125.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.17% White, 4.74% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.47% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 451 households out of which 9.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.3% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.87 and the average family size was 2.37.

In the city the population was spread out with 9.4% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 33.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,982, and the median income for a family was $53,125. Males had a median income of $36,522 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $33,972. About 5.5% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ North Topsail Beach, North Carolina (NC) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, news
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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Preceded by
Onslow Beach
Beaches of Southeastern North Carolina Succeeded by
Surf City