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Southport is a city in Brunswick County, in the Wilmington metro area.

The community was named as the state's southernmost seaport.

The latitude of Southport is 33.921N. The longitude is -78.02W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,605.


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Median household income
Local
$33,714
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Southport demographic reports
Southport is at the mouth of the Cape Fear River.
Former and merged names include:
· Smithville
Filming location for:
· 1997 movie, "I Know What You Did Last Summer"
· 2002 movie, "A Walk to Remember"
Local festivals include:
  • Heritage Days - May 25-27, 2007
  • Spring Festival - April 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Southport web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Southport demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Brunswick County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wilmington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28461 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Southport residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Southport ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Southport was $23,059, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

27% of Southport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Southport festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Southport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $382.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $907.


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Libraries in Southport include Southport Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Southport include Southport State Port Pilot

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Politics

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

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

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Hotels in Southport include Comfort Suites Southport.

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