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Surf City
The beach at Surf City
The beach at Surf City
Official seal of Surf City
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Motto(s): 
Big enough to be competitive, small enough to be happy!
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Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Pender, Onslow
Incorporated (town) 1949
Government
 • Type Municipality
Area
 • Total 9.83 sq mi (25.45 km2)
 • Land 7.55 sq mi (19.55 km2)
 • Water 2.28 sq mi (5.90 km2)  20.4%
Elevation
21 ft (6.4 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,853
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,469
 • Density 327.06/sq mi (126.28/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28445 & 28443
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-66040
GNIS feature ID 0995719
Website www.townofsurfcity.com

Surf City is a town in Pender and Onslow counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 1,853 at the 2010 census. It is located on Topsail Island.

The Pender County portion of Surf City is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Onslow County portion is part of the Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Surf City is located at 34°25′41″N 77°32′36″W / 34.42806°N 77.54333°W / 34.42806; -77.54333 (34.428137, -77.543198).

According to the United States Census Bureau, Surf City has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.7 km²).4.2 square miles (10.9 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it (20.45%) is water.

Recent annexations have extended the Town Limits on the mainland west of Highway 17.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 166
1980 421 153.6%
1990 970 130.4%
2000 1,393 43.6%
2010 1,853 33.0%
2019 (est.) 2,469 33.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Surf City racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 3,337 86.29%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 42 1.09%
Native American 8 0.21%
Asian 46 1.19%
Pacific Islander 2 0.05%
Other/Mixed 221 5.72%
Hispanic or Latino 211 5.46%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,867 people, 1,272 households, and 870 families residing in the town.

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