Ocean Isle 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 582 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ocean Isle Beach is the 474th largest community in North Carolina.
Ocean Isle Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Ocean Isle Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Ocean Isle Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ocean Isle Beach is a town of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ocean Isle Beach who work in management occupations (23.88%), sales jobs (21.80%) and office and administrative support (9.34%).
Also of interest is that Ocean Isle 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: 9.03% 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.
Another notable thing is that Ocean Isle 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.
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Ocean Isle Beach 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. Ocean Isle Beach has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Ocean Isle Beach than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Ocean Isle Beach may be for you.
One of the nice things about Ocean Isle 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.
As is often the case in a small town, Ocean Isle Beach doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Ocean Isle Beach ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Ocean Isle Beach, 48.87% 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 Ocean Isle Beach in 2010 was $54,870, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $219,480 for a family of four.
The people who call Ocean Isle Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ocean Isle Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ocean Isle Beach include English, Irish, German, Italian, Scottish and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Ocean Isle Beach is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|OCEAN ISLE BEACH INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||360|
|OCEAN ISLE BEACH HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||86.39%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||13.61%|
|TYPE OF OCEAN ISLE BEACH HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||70.26%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||0.82%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||10.96%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||17.51%|
|SIZE OF OCEAN ISLE BEACH HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||20.47%|
|AGE OF OCEAN ISLE BEACH HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||21.08%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||72.98%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||5.95%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||0.00%|
|OCEAN ISLE BEACH REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$318,342|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,002|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||2.57%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||0.00%|
|$107,001 - $214,000||2.25%|
|$214,001 - $321,000||15.43%|
|$321,001 - $428,000||8.04%|
|$428,001 - $535,000||22.51%|
|$535,001 - $802,000||36.01%|
|$802,001 - $1,069,000||8.04%|
|PEOPLE OF OCEAN ISLE BEACH||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||1.06%|
|5 TO 17||4.55%|
|18 TO 24||0.61%|
|25 TO 34||1.06%|
|35 TO 54||24.58%|
|55 TO 64||27.47%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||40.67%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.09%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$64,773|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$54,870|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||5.46%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Retail (16.61%)
Real estate (14.88%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (5.54%)
Public Service (2.42%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.00%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.00%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||3.49%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||English (18.21%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (91.41%)
Indic languages (1.38%)
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