Southern Shores, North Carolina

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Southern Shores is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,587 at the 2008 census.



Southern Shores is located at 36°7′28″N 75°43′57″W / 36.12444°N 75.7325°W / 36.12444; -75.7325 (36.124454, -75.732612).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.7 km²), of which, 4.1 square miles (10.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.93%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,201 people, 946 households, and 725 families residing in the town. The population density was 540.4 people per square mile (208.8/km²). There were 1,921 housing units at an average density of 471.7/sq mi (182.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.23% White, 0.09% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.

There were 946 households out of which 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.6% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.64.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.6% under the age of 18, 2.7% from 18 to 24, 17.4% from 25 to 44, 36.5% from 45 to 64, and 24.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $61,676, and the median income for a family was $68,250. Males had a median income of $41,563 versus $31,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $35,933. About 1.6% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 0.8% of those age 65 or over.

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