Carolina Beach is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 6,270 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Carolina Beach is the 136th largest community in North Carolina.
Carolina Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Carolina Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns, Carolina Beach isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Carolina Beach are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carolina Beach is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Carolina Beach who work in management occupations (18.28%), office and administrative support (14.13%), and sales jobs (11.74%).
A relatively large number of people in Carolina Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.09% 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.
Another notable thing is that Carolina Beach is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
One of the nice things about Carolina 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.
The education level of Carolina Beach ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Carolina Beach, 42.11% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Carolina Beach in 2010 was $37,447, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,788 for a family of four. However, Carolina Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Carolina Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carolina Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Carolina Beach include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Carolina Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.