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Welcome to Surf City ...

The coastal town of Surf City is primarily located in Onslow County<1>. A portion of Surf City extends into Pender County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Surf City has a population of 2,469 people<3> (see below for details).

Surf City was established in 1949.

The community of Surf City is near sea level<4>.

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

The area code for Surf City: (910)

Websites for Surf City ...

Official Website: www.surfcity.govoffice.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Surf City had an population of 2,469 people. This is an increase of 33.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 77.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Surf City had a population of 1,853 people. This makes Surf City the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Surf City represents 0.02% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 259th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,853 people, the population of Surf City increased 33.02% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,393 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Surf City.

Communities Also Named Surf City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Surf City - it's located in New Jersey.

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

Communities near Surf City ...

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

  • Holly Ridge (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Ridge
    • Holly Ridge lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Surf City and is located in Onslow County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,092 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Ridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Ridge<6>
  • North Topsail Beach (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Topsail Beach
    • North Topsail Beach lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Surf City and is located in Onslow County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 743 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Topsail Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Topsail Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Topsail Beach<6>
  • Topsail Beach (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topsail Beach
    • Topsail Beach lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Surf City and is located in Pender County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topsail Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Topsail Beach<6>
  • Ocean City Beach (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean City Beach
    • Ocean City Beach lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Surf City and is located in Onslow County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean City Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean City Beach
  • Folkstone (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folkstone
    • Folkstone lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Surf City and is located in Onslow County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folkstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folkstone
  • Topsail (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topsail
    • Topsail lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Surf City and is located in Pender County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topsail
  • Hampstead (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Brown Town (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brown Town
    • Brown Town lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Surf City and is located in Pender County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brown Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Town
  • Sneads Ferry (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Peru (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
    • Peru lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Surf City and is located in Onslow County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru

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 Surf City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Surf City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Surf City. 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 Surf City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Surf City. See our Newspapers Page for Surf City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Surf City ...

Looking for more information about Surf City? 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 Surf City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Surf City.

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About Onslow County

About North Carolina

The official website for Surf City: www.surfcity.govoffice.com/

The official website for Onslow County: www.co.onslow.nc.us/

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 Onslow, 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 Surf City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Surf City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Surf City) 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 Surf City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Surf CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Surf City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4279, Longitude: -77.5568       In this case, the coordinates for Surf City 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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