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Beach town and two adjacent islands

Wrightsville Beach is a town in New Hanover County, in the Wilmington metro area.

The latitude of Wrightsville Beach is 34.208N. The longitude is -77.796W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,510.


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Median household income
Local
$55,903
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wrightsville Beach demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1991 movie, "Sleeping with the Enemy"
Historic sites and museums: Wrightsville Beach Museum of History
Quotes:
Attractive Wrightsville Beach is representative of the new communities that have sprung up around boating centers. Drawing its principal sustenance from nearby Wilmington, it is a thriving town of its own now.
-- Around America
Walter Cronkite

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16% of Wrightsville Beach residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wrightsville Beach ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wrightsville Beach was $36,575, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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61% of Wrightsville Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wrightsville Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $837.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,790.


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Newspapers in Wrightsville Beach include Wrightsville Lumina

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New Hanover County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wrightsville Beach political report.

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

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Hotels in Wrightsville Beach include Blockade Runner Resort & Hotel, Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, Shell Island Resort.

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“ Attractive Wrightsville Beach is representative of the new communities that have sprung up around boating centers. Drawing its principal sustenance from nearby Wilmington, it is a thriving town of its own now. ”
~ Around America
Walter Cronkite

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