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Welcome to Southport ...

The coastal city of Southport is located in Brunswick County<1>.

The location of Southport has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Southport has a population of 3,976 people<3> (see below for details).

Southport was established in 1792.

The community of Southport is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Southport lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Southport: (910)

Websites for Southport ...

Official Website: www.cityofsouthport.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Southport had an population of 3,976 people. This is an increase of 40.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 69.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Southport had a population of 2,833 people. This makes Southport the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Southport represents 0.03% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 211st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,833 people, the population of Southport increased 20.5% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,351 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Southport.

Communities Also Named Southport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Southport - they are located in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana (2), Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Michigan, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, Oregon, Prince Edward Island, Tennessee and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Southport.

Communities near Southport ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Southport.

  • Leland [Brunswick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
    • Leland [Brunswick County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Southport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,647 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<6>
  • Oak Island [Brunswick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Island
    • Oak Island [Brunswick County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Southport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,735 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Island<6>
  • Saint James [Brunswick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint James
    • Saint James [Brunswick County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Southport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,607 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint James have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint James
  • Boiling Spring Lakes [Brunswick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Spring Lakes
    • Boiling Spring Lakes [Brunswick County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Southport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Spring Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Spring Lakes
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Carolina Beach [New Hanover County]
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      • Carolina Beach [New Hanover County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Southport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolina Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carolina Beach<6>
    • Long Beach [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
      • Long Beach [Brunswick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Southport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
    • Kure Beach [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kure Beach
      • Kure Beach [New Hanover County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Southport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,077 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kure Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kure Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kure Beach<6>
    • Yaupon Beach [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yaupon Beach
      • Yaupon Beach [Brunswick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Southport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yaupon Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yaupon Beach
    • Holden Beach [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holden Beach
      • Holden Beach [Brunswick County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Southport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 675 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holden Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holden Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holden Beach<6>
    • Varnamtown [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varnamtown
      • Varnamtown [Brunswick County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Southport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Varnamtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varnamtown

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Southport. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Southport.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Southport. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Southport.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Southport. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Southport.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Southport ...

Looking for more information about Southport? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Southport, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Southport.

Adding Southport to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Southport in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Southport was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Southport on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Southport on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Brunswick County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Southport: www.cityofsouthport.com/

The official website for Brunswick County: www.brunsco.net/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Brunswick, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Southport.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Southport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Southport) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Southport. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SouthportOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9262, Longitude: -78.0198       In this case, the coordinates for Southport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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