Southport, NC 

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+63.4% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

101.4 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

5.0 / 7.5

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Southport, NC

Southport, NC is a picturesque coastal town located in the southeastern corner of the state. It is an ideal place to settle down and build a life, as there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, shopping and dining, as well as access to excellent education and healthcare services. The area has a friendly small-town atmosphere and people here take great pride in their community. The local businesses are thriving, providing residents with ample job opportunities. Summers here are hot and humid but mild winters make it an ideal place to enjoy outdoor activities year round. With its many attractions, Southport offers the perfect balance of natural beauty and modern amenities making it an amazing place to call home. Beach city complex / college town - Northeast South Carolina on Atlantic Coast, 20 miles from North Carolina border.
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Cost of Living: 1.4% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 30 ft above sea level
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The unemployment rate in Southport is 5.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Southport jobs have increased by 2.7%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Southport's cost of living is 1.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Southport's Cost of Living

May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Southport, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Brunswick county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 61.9% to 36.9%. More Voting Stats

Southport's population is 3,842 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 24.3%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 24.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Southport is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 18.6%.

Southport public schools spend $9,287 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.5 students per teacher in Southport. More Education

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Housing Market in Southport

It's a good time to buy in Southport. Home Appreciation is up 18.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Southport is .

Reviews for Southport   3 Reviews
Beautiful place - 9/2/2013
I found the other reviews interesting stating that the housing market is priced high. This is very subjective and based on what they've looked at. We live in NJ and are... Read More

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Not so bad - 9/30/2010
I hated to leave the other reveiw stand alone. Yes cost of living is higher in Southport than say Whiteville or Fayetteville. You do pay a premium to live next to the... Read More

Southport, NC - 4/4/2008
Southport is a great place to live if you can stand the cost of living. Housing prices are high, taxes are high, and utilities are expensive. The city of Southport is... Read More

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