Kure Beach is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,081 people and just one neighborhood, Kure Beach is the 310th largest community in North Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
Kure Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Kure Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Kure Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.68% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kure Beach is a town of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kure Beach who work in management occupations (17.04%), sales jobs (14.51%) and teaching (13.24%).
Also of interest is that Kure 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: 16.17% 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 Kure Beach is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Kure Beach 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Kure Beach, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.04 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.