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Topsail Beach, North Carolina
Cape Carteret, North Carolina
USA
ECONOMY COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Household income in Topsail Beach, is 28% less than it is in Cape Carteret and 8% below the National Average.
ECONOMY
 Topsail Beach, NCCape Carteret, NCUnited States
 Unemployment Rate5.30%4.90%5.20%
 Recent Job Growth3.27%1.46%1.59%
 Future Job Growth41.25%38.02%37.98%
 Sales Taxes6.75%6.75%6.00%
 Income Taxes5.75%5.75%4.60%
 Income per Cap.$40,501$31,228$28,555
 Household Income$49,712$63,816$53,482
 Family Median Income$79,028$77,697$65,443
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 EST. HOUSEHOLDS BY INCOME
 Topsail Beach, NCCape Carteret, NCUnited States
 Income Less Than 15K9.44%5.27%12.55%
 Income between 15K and 20K7.30%4.04%5.36%
 Income between 20K and 30K11.16%9.08%10.42%
 Income between 30K and 40K6.01%6.28%9.80%
 Income between 40K and 50K16.74%11.55%8.80%
 Income between 50K and 60K14.16%9.75%7.90%
 Income between 60K and 75K4.72%12.89%9.93%
 Income between 75K and 100K10.30%13.23%12.16%
 Income between 100K and 150K12.88%18.27%13.01%
 Income between 150K and 200K2.15%7.40%5.04%
 Income greater than 200K5.15%2.24%5.03%
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 POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
 Topsail Beach, NCCape Carteret, NCUnited States
 Management, business, finance0.065570.571430.14536
 Engineering, computers, science0.0204900.05341
 Community, social services0.0245900.01673
 Legal000.01164
 Education, library0.0204900.06126
 Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment0.00%0.00%1.91%
 Healthcare practitioners and technology0.00%0.00%5.67%
 Healthcare support0.1065600.0251
 Firefighters, law enforcement0.00%0.00%2.23%
 Food preparation, serving0.0860700.05762
 Building maintenance000.04007
 Personal care000.03654
 Sales, office, administrative support0.1721300.24356
 Farming, fishing, forestry0.0327900.00733
 Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair4.92%0.00%8.24%
 Production, transportation, material moving0.422130.428570.12086
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