Bald Head Island, NC

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Bald Head Island Profile


Overview

Bald Head Island is a tiny coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 182 people and just one neighborhood, Bald Head Island is the 543rd largest community in North Carolina.

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

Occupations and Workforce

Bald Head Island is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 97.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bald Head Island is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bald Head Island who work in sales jobs (26.87%), teaching (26.87%), and management occupations (16.42%).

A relatively large number of people in Bald Head Island telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 38.81% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 Bald Head Island is a major vacation destination. Much of the village’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, Bald Head Island’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

In addition, Bald Head Island is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Bald Head Island is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Bald Head Island’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Bald Head Island has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Bald Head Island has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Bald Head Island than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Bald Head Island may be for you.

Bald Head Island is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Bald Head Island is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Bald Head Island Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Bald Head Island, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Bald Head Island is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 86.09% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bald Head Island in 2018 was $121,449, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $485,796 for a family of four.

The people who call Bald Head Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bald Head Island residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Bald Head Island include English, Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and French.

The most common language spoken in Bald Head Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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 Q1 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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 May 2021.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Public School Data

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:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

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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 Brunswick High School
114 Scorpion Drive
Leland, NC 28451
09-12
South Brunswick High School
280 Cougar Drive Bsl
Southport, NC 28461
09-12
Southport Elementary School
701 West 9th Street
Southport, NC 28461
KG-05
South Brunswick Middle School
100 Cougar Drive Bsl
Southport, NC 28461
06-08
* 10 is highest

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:

BRUNSWICK 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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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 99.3% 54.9%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 99.3% 50.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 4.1%

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