The Brunswick County School System has earned District Accreditation from the AdvanceED organization. The Brunswick County School System strives to meet the diverse challenges of a growing student population of more than 12,000 from kindergarten through grade 12. The system employs 939 teachers and 675 support staff to operate its 20...more about Brunswick County Schools
Of the 3,500 full time residents in Southport, 64 percent are currently employed, with over half of them commuting to work, presumably to nearby Wilmington. The most commonly held position is within management, professional and sales occupations, while the most prominent industry is educational, health and social services. The median household income is $42,197. Southport has a median residence value of $300,732.
Oak Island has a working culture that makes up 56 percent of it's total population. Of these, 80 percent commute with an average of a 20 minute travel time. The most commonly held occupation is within management, professional and sales positions while education, health and social services are the leading industries, with construction very close behind. The median household income was $48,283, and the average housing value was estimated to be $254,278.
Bald Head Island may have a small population, but it is a productive one. Around 86 percent of their population is currently employed, with the bulk of them holding positions in management, professional and sales roles. The leading industry in town is finance, insurance and real estate (including buying, rentals and leasing). The median household income of 2010 was $120,149, and housing value is estimated to be at a median price of $1,141,298.