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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Southport was $23,059, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Southport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Southport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $382. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $907.
Libraries in Southport include Southport Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Southport include Southport State Port Pilot
Brunswick County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Southport political report.
The average commute time for Southport workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Southport include Comfort Suites Southport.
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