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Calabash is a town in Brunswick County, in the Wilmington metro area.

The community was named after gourds that grew here and were used for drinking.

The latitude of Calabash is 33.890N. The longitude is -78.568W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 49 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 759.


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Median household income
Local
$32,946
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Calabash demographic reports
Calabash is near the South Carolina border.
Known for its seafood restaurants, popular with Myrtle Beach tourists
Former and merged names include:
· Pea Landing
Entertainer Jimmy Durante, a frequent diner at Coleman's Original Calabash, used to end his show by saying, "Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are"

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16% of Calabash residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Calabash ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Calabash was $22,975, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Calabash residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Calabash, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $446.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $774.


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Libraries in Calabash include Hickmans Crossroads Library ... View libraries

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Brunswick County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Calabash political report.

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The average commute time for Calabash workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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