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Welcome to Wrightsville Beach ...

The town of Wrightsville Beach is located in New Hanover County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Wrightsville Beach: Wrightsville Bch.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wrightsville Beach has a population of 2,549 people<3> (see below for details).

Wrightsville Beach was established in 1853.

The community of Wrightsville Beach is near sea level<4>.

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

Wrightsville Beach is located in the (910) area code.

Websites for Wrightsville Beach ...

Official Website: www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wrightsville Beach had an population of 2,549 people. This is an increase of 2.91% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wrightsville Beach had a population of 2,477 people. This makes Wrightsville Beach the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Wrightsville Beach represents 0.03% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 225th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,477 people, the population of Wrightsville Beach decreased 4.47% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,593 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wrightsville Beach.

Communities near Wrightsville Beach ...

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

  • Wilmington [New Hanover County]
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    • Wilmington [New Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 124,794 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington<6>
  • Leland [Brunswick County]
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    • Leland [Brunswick County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
    • 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.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<6>
  • Boiling Spring Lakes [Brunswick County]
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    • Boiling Spring Lakes [Brunswick County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Wrightsville Beach
    • 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.
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  • Carolina Beach [New Hanover County]
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    • Carolina Beach [New Hanover County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Wrightsville Beach
    • 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.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carolina Beach<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Navassa [Brunswick County]
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      • Navassa [Brunswick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navassa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Belville [Brunswick County]
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      • Belville [Brunswick County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Wrightsville Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kure Beach [New Hanover County]
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      • Kure Beach [New Hanover County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Wrightsville Beach
      • 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.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kure Beach<6>
    • Topsail Beach [Pender County]
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      • Topsail Beach [Pender County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Wrightsville Beach
      • 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>
    • Ogden [New Hanover County]
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      • Ogden [New Hanover County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ogden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ogden<6>
    • Bayshore [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayshore
      • Bayshore [New Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Wrightsville Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayshore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayshore

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wrightsville Beach ...

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

Adding Wrightsville Beach to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wrightsville Beach 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 Wrightsville Beach was on a map titled Road Map for North Carolina (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About New Hanover County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wrightsville Beach: www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com/

The official website for New Hanover County: www.nhcgov.com/

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 New Hanover, 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 Wrightsville Beach.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wrightsville Beach - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wrightsville Beach) 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 Wrightsville Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wrightsville BeachOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wrightsville Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2115, Longitude: -77.7965       In this case, the coordinates for Wrightsville Beach 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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