Topsail Beach, NC

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Topsail Beach Profile


Overview

Topsail Beach is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 427 people and just one neighborhood, Topsail Beach is the 513th largest community in North Carolina.

Topsail Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Topsail Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Topsail Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.42% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Topsail Beach is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Topsail Beach who work in management occupations (18.18%), sales jobs (16.16%), and maintenance occupations (15.15%).

Also of interest is that Topsail Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 27.92% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that Topsail Beach is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Topsail Beach’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

Because of many things, Topsail Beach is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Topsail Beach really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Topsail Beach perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Topsail Beach is worth considering.

One of the nice things about Topsail Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Topsail Beach is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Topsail Beach Demographics

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Topsail Beach. 63.19% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Topsail Beach in 2018 was $66,853, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $267,412 for a family of four. However, Topsail Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Topsail Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Topsail Beach residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Topsail Beach include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Topsail Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Real Estate Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Topsail Beach, NC HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Demographics Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source
Crime Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 28.3
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Neighborhood Public School Data

Source
School Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

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Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NC* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
North Topsail Elementary School
1310 Sloop Point Loop Road
Hampstead, NC 28443
PK-05
South Topsail Elementary School
997 Hoover Road
Hampstead, NC 28443
PK-05
Topsail Elementary School
17385 Us Hwy 17
Hampstead, NC 28443
PK-05
Topsail High School
245 St. Johns Church Road
Hampstead, NC 28443
09-12
Topsail Middle School
17445 Us Hwy 17
Hampstead, NC 28443
06-08
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

PENDER COUNTY SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to North Carolina

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Better than of NC school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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School District Enrollment By Group

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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 56.6% 56.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 54.7% 52.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.9% 3.8%

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