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Kure Beach, North Carolina
Town of Kure Beach
|• Total||0.88 sq mi (2.29 km2)|
|• Land||0.88 sq mi (2.28 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||10 ft (3 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||2,384.09/sq mi (920.37/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1021071|
|Coordinates and area from USGS|
Kure Beach ( KURE-ee) is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States , approximately 15 miles south of Wilmington. It is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,012 at the 2010 census. It is found on Pleasure Island directly south of the Wilmington Beach annex of Carolina Beach and just north of Fort Fisher. The town is less than 1 square mile (2.6 km2) in area, stretching along about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) of coastline along Pleasure Island, and a maximum width of less than 0.5 miles (0.80 km), in most places only a few hundred yard/meters wide.
A post office called Kure Beach has been in operation since 1942. The town was named for a family of settlers.
On the night of July 24/25, 1943, a German U-boat fired at least three shells to attack the "Ethyl-Dow Chemical Company" plant at "Kure's Beach" (post-war: Kure Beach), but instead hit the Cape Fear River. The plant was the only one on the East Coast producing bromine from seawater for use in aviation gasoline
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||10||0.46%|
|Hispanic or Latino||37||1.69%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,191 people, 951 households, and 601 families residing in the town.
New Hanover County School System
In this area of North Carolina elementary school children will be zoned for Carolina Beach Elementary School, middle school children zoned for Murray Middle School, and zoned for high school, Ashley High School or an early college high school including:
Isaac Bear Early College High School (UNCW)
Wilmington Early College High School (CFCC)
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