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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
Whiteville is a town in North Carolina with a population of 5,487. Whiteville is in Columbus County. Living in Whiteville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and retirees live in Whiteville and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Whiteville are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$99,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$565
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    814.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    18.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    203.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,258.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    6,017.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    444.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Whiteville

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$28,671
National
$55,322
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Whiteville Reviews

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Very small town where everyone knows everyone. Southern culture where manners are always displayed and your neighbors always say hello as you pass by. People who live here, have been here their whole lives and do not intend on leaving. I would like to see more things to do in Whiteville. Anything outside of work, the local community college, and a handful of drive thru fast food chains, there's nothing to see or do. So if you're looking for a sit down restaurant, a movie theater or even a mall, expect to travel minimum of 45 minutes to the next city.
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This is a small town one hour from South Carolina Beach and one hour from North Carolina Beach. It is best described as a go through town. It is not really considered a big city. The restaurants are very limited, but it does have Walmart Super Center. It has a lively downtown, a Vineland Village, and to home to unique southern restaurants. It was chartered in 1873. The town Whiteville North Carolina is named after James B. White. The Vineland Station was built in 1903 and is one of North Carolina’s original brick depots that serves as the town’s civic center.
It is a very small town. I love how all your family is close together. The down fall is there isn't much to do here. I would love to see us have a movie theater back or a mini mall like Wilmington has. It would also be nice to have more activities for the children to engage in. Overall its a wonderful and peaceful place to live!