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  7. Jobs
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Wrightsville Beach is a town in North Carolina with a population of 2,545. Wrightsville Beach is in New Hanover County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Wrightsville Beach offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Wrightsville Beach and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Wrightsville Beach are highly rated.
About Wrightsville Beach...
Population
2,545

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$759,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,394
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    388.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    77.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    116.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    893.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,535.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    38.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    50%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Wrightsville Beach

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,560
National
$55,322
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Wrightsville Beach Reviews

2 reviews
Wrightsville Beach is a lovely quite beach town located on the outskirts of Wilmington, North Carolina. Everyone is living on the island feels as though they are apart of a close knit community. The beach is within walking distance of almost any point on the island and the only down side would have to be parking. During the high tourist season you are not going to find parking unless you get there super early. It is irratating that parking is enforced beginning in March and ending in November, but as I said it is not an impossible task to reach the beach on foot.
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Wrightsville is unbelievably beautiful. I love living by the ocean, but the gentrification and clear discrimination is unsettling.