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Beach town and two adjacent islands
Wrightsville Beach is a town in New Hanover County, in the Wilmington metro area.
The latitude of Wrightsville Beach is 34.208N. The longitude is -77.796W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,510.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wrightsville Beach demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the New Hanover County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wilmington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28480 ZIP code.
16% of Wrightsville Beach residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wrightsville Beach ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wrightsville Beach was $36,575, compared with $21,587 nationally.
61% of Wrightsville Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wrightsville Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $837. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,790.
Newspapers in Wrightsville Beach include Wrightsville Lumina
New Hanover County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wrightsville Beach political report.
The average commute time for Wrightsville Beach workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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