|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Wrightsville Beach is 2,421. Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina is the 6,947th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Wrightsville Beach was in 1990, when its population was 3,009. In 1990, Wrightsville Beach was the 5,508th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 6,947th largest city in the US. Wrightsville Beach is currently 19.5% smaller than it was in 1990.
Wrightsville Beach has shrunk 6.5% since the year 2000. Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina's growth is below average. 67% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|6941||Santa Rosa, Texas||2,423||-20.6%|
|6942||St. Maries, Idaho||2,423||-9.0%|
|6946||Pequot Lakes, Minnesota||2,421||34.5%|
|6947||Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina||2,421||-6.5%|
|6950||Granville, New York||2,419||-8.3%|
|6951||Rogue River, Oregon||2,418||31.1%|
The total voting age population of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 2,212. The voting age population is 57.6% male and 42.4% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 19.6% of the residents of Wrightsville Beach are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Wrightsville Beach are 96.1% White, 2.5% Two or more races, 0.9% Black and 0.5% American Indian. Additionally, 1.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Wrightsville Beach, 9.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 0.0%. On a per-household basis, 0.0% of families are below the poverty line in Wrightsville Beach.
Among those aged 16 and older, 63.1% of Wrightsville Beach residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 97.8% of Wrightsville Beach residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 75.3% have a bachelor's degree and 23.4% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Wrightsville Beach residents aged 5 and older, 2.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.6% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Wrightsville Beach is 2.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Wrightsville Beach, 6.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Wrightsville Beach is $109,013.
In Wrightsville Beach, 69.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 30.5% of housing units in Wrightsville Beach.
Of all the housing units in Wrightsville Beach, 3.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Wrightsville Beach, 10.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 300 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Wrightsville Beach is $1,655.
In Wrightsville Beach, 90.4% of households have an active broadband internet connection.