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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+
Sunset Beach is a town in North Carolina with a population of 3,826. Sunset Beach is in Brunswick County. Living in Sunset Beach offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Sunset Beach and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Sunset Beach are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$273,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,081
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Sunset Beach Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    26.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,411.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,038.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    3%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    52%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Sunset Beach

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,086
National
$55,322
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Sunset Beach Reviews

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Small town vibes, easy access to beach, great fishing, lots of local businesses ran by positive community members, overall clean and organized.
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I enjoy living in Sunset Beach because it is a relaxed beach community.
As someone who walks home from work I can say I feel safe doing so in Sunset Beach.