North Carolina Places & Census Tracts Adjacent to the Ocean & Most Likely to be Impacted by Rising Sea Levels

Methodology: We crunched data from the Census department & NOAA to show places & census tracts adjacent to the ocean coast line. This is a novel analysis & for the first time these places & census tracts most likely to be impacted by rising sea levels are available to the public for free.

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No Place Number of Ocean Adjacent Census Tracts Total Population Living In Census Tracts Adjacent to the Ocean Total Houses In Census Tracts Adjacent to the Ocean Census tract GEOID
1 Swansboro 2 18,528 8,320 1400000US37133000102, 1400000US37133002800
2 Morehead City 10 16,595 10,619 1400000US37031970302, 1400000US37031970504, 1400000US37031970401, 1400000US37031970403, 1400000US37031971102, 1400000US37031970501, 1400000US37031970502, 1400000US37031970604, 1400000US37031970605, 1400000US37031970503
3 Edenton 3 14,656 7,266 1400000US37041930101, 1400000US37041930102, 1400000US37041930200
4 Hertford 3 13,498 7,030 1400000US37143920100, 1400000US37143920202, 1400000US37143920201
5 Kill Devil Hills 2 11,188 9,142 1400000US37055970300, 1400000US37055970200
6 New Bern 2 11,178 5,540 1400000US37049960800, 1400000US37049960500
7 Neuse Forest 1 9,022 3,640 1400000US37049961100
8 Bridgeton 2 8,356 4,348 1400000US37049960101, 1400000US37049960102
9 Carolina Beach 3 8,256 7,499 1400000US37129012201, 1400000US37129012202, 1400000US37129012203
10 Windsor 1 7,892 3,332 1400000US37015960400
11 Porters Neck 1 7,462 3,599 1400000US37129012300
12 Beaufort 3 7,316 4,166 1400000US37031970303, 1400000US37031970304, 1400000US37031970301
13 Kitty Hawk 2 7,139 8,371 1400000US37055970101, 1400000US37055970102
14 Havelock 2 7,040 1,896 1400000US37049961202, 1400000US37049961201
15 Moyock 1 6,923 2,673 1400000US37053110200
16 Oak Island 3 6,781 8,827 1400000US37019020309, 1400000US37019020308, 1400000US37019020310
17 James City 2 6,731 2,962 1400000US37049960900, 1400000US37049961002
18 Oriental 2 6,306 4,132 1400000US37137950202, 1400000US37137950201
19 Coinjock 2 6,221 3,113 1400000US37053110302, 1400000US37053110401
20 Manteo 1 6,171 3,580 1400000US37055970601
21 Bath 2 6,065 3,905 1400000US37013930700, 1400000US37013930600
22 Elizabeth City 1 6,004 2,402 1400000US37139960701
23 Belhaven 1 5,842 3,012 1400000US37013930100
24 Engelhard 1 5,693 3,406 1400000US37095920100
25 Chocowinity 1 5,237 2,666 1400000US37013931000
26 Askewville 1 5,163 2,840 1400000US37015960100
27 Roper 1 5,096 2,512 1400000US37187950100
28 Camden 1 4,987 2,022 1400000US37029950102
29 Bogue 2 4,744 2,606 1400000US37031970804, 1400000US37031970803
30 Washington Park 1 4,687 2,493 1400000US37013930501
31 Hatteras 1 4,388 6,150 1400000US37055970502
32 Washington 1 4,193 2,231 1400000US37013930300
33 Columbia 1 4,152 2,003 1400000US37177960100
34 Emerald Isle 3 3,708 6,798 1400000US37031970902, 1400000US37031970901, 1400000US37031970903
35 Mesic 1 3,529 1,981 1400000US37137950102
36 Ocean Isle Beach 2 3,172 6,695 1400000US37019020511, 1400000US37019020512
37 Grantsboro 1 3,147 1,456 1400000US37137950101
38 Gloucester 1 2,984 1,853 1400000US37031970103
39 Holden Beach 1 2,983 4,581 1400000US37019020402
40 Nags Head 1 2,827 5,034 1400000US37055970400
41 Davis 1 2,665 1,683 1400000US37031970102
42 Surf City 2 2,594 5,396 1400000US37141920102, 1400000US37133000403
43 Wrightsville Beach 1 2,540 2,690 1400000US37129011800
44 Aurora 1 2,478 1,580 1400000US37013930800
45 Newport 1 2,471 1,153 1400000US37031970704
46 Wanchese 1 1,638 827 1400000US37055970602
47 Harkers Island 1 1,637 1,190 1400000US37031970200
48 Cedar Point 1 1,625 1,319 1400000US37031970802
49 Pine Knoll Shores 1 1,515 2,053 1400000US37031971002
50 Manns Harbor 1 1,512 759 1400000US37055970501
51 Broad Creek 1 1,437 750 1400000US37031970601
52 Atlantic 1 1,099 740 1400000US37031970101
53 Atlantic Beach 1 1,082 2,942 1400000US37031971101
54 North Topsail Beach 1 1,034 0 1400000US37133000500
55 Indian Beach 1 553 1,820 1400000US37031971001
56 Topsail Beach 1 356 1,289 1400000US37141920101
57 Bald Head Island 1 205 1,192 1400000US37019020307