Caswell Beach, North Carolina

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Caswell Beach is a town located on the eastern part of Oak Island in Brunswick County, North Carolina, and is adjacent to the North Carolina Baptist Assembly and the island's United States Coast Guard station. It was incorporated as a town in 1975. The population was 370 at the 2000 census. The Oak Island Lighthouse towers over the town, which now owns the structure. The Oak Island Golf Club, featuring an eighteen hole course designed by George Cobb, is the sole business located in the town.

Caswell Beach is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Caswell Beach is located at 33°54′13″N 78°3′38″W / 33.90361°N 78.06056°W / 33.90361; -78.06056 (33.903609, -78.060637).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.7 km²).3.1 square miles (8.0 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it (26.02%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 370 people, 187 households, and 138 families residing in the town. The population density was 120.7 people per square mile (46.5/km²). There were 571 housing units at an average density of 186.3/sq mi (71.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.38% White, 0.54% African American, 0.54% Asian, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 187 households out of which 9.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.25.

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