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Shallotte, North Carolina
Official seal of Shallotte, North Carolina
Seal
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Brunswick County
Incorporated 1899
Area
 • Total 9.3 sq mi (24.2 km2)
 • Land 9.3 sq mi (24.1 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,675
 • Density 395/sq mi (152.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern Standard (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern Daylight (UTC-4)
Website www.townofshallotte.org

Shallotte /ʃəˈlt/ shə-LOHT is a town in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,675 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area. The Shallotte River passes through the town.

History

Shallotte was incorporated as a town in 1899.

Geography

Shallotte is located in west-central Brunswick County at 33°58′37″N 78°23′33″W / 33.97694°N 78.3925°W / 33.97694; -78.3925 (33.977030, -78.392517). U.S. Route 17 (Ocean Highway) passes through the town, bypassing the town center to the northwest. (Main Street is designated US 17 Business.) US 17 leads northeast 33 miles (53 km) to Wilmington and southwest 38 miles (61 km) to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 9.3 square miles (24.2 km2). 9.3 square miles (24.1 km2) of it is land and 0.08 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.72%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 149
1910 139 −6.7%
1920 174 25.2%
1930 214 23.0%
1940 381 78.0%
1950 493 29.4%
1960 480 −2.6%
1970 597 24.4%
1980 680 13.9%
1990 965 41.9%
2000 1,381 43.1%
2010 3,675 166.1%
Est. 2015 3,991 8.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,675 people, 1,583 households, and 985 families residing in the town. The population density was 680.5 people per square mile (262.5/km²). There were 1,908 housing units with a density of 353.3 per square mile (136.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.2% White, 9.3% African American, 1.3% Asian, 0.6% Native American, 2.0% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.8% of the population.

There were 1,583 households out of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.78.

The town population was distributed with 22.8% under the age of 20, 22.5% from 20 to 40, 32.2% from 40 to 65, and 22.4% aged 65 and over. The median age was 43.9 years. For every 100 females there were 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,616, and the median income for a family was $52,284. Males had a median income of $36,591 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,397. About 4.7% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.


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