Crane Bay Plantation
Crane Bay/Brunswick County Regional Statistics

The below data is from
on the North Carolina Department of Commerces Website.
It is on the region of the stat in which the Crane Bay
property is located.

This region’s population and employment grew more rapidly than the state totals in recent years, as shown in the Key Trend and Status Indicators graph. The average real wage (wage adjusted for inflation) fell by 0.9 percent from 1992 to 1994, compared to a decline of 0.2 percent for the entire state. The business failure rate is just above the state rate, while the business startup rate is well above the state average. Per capita income is 14 percent below state per capita income, and average wages are about 12 percent below the state level. The unemployment rate and the poverty rate are above the state averages.

Economic and Demographic Data:

This region has 12 percent of the NC population, and its projected population growth rate is lower than the state growth rate. The percentage of non-white population is above the state average. The region’s labor force is about 11 percent of the NC labor force, and its share of the population in the labor force is below the statewide average. The percentage of adults with a high school education is almost identical to the state average, and the share of adults with a college education is lower than the state average.

The largest employment sectors in this region are manufacturing and wholesale/retail trade, as shown in the graph labeled Distribution of 1994 Employment by Sector. The fastest growing sectors in the region are agriculture, construction, and services. The region’s average annual wages are lower than statewide averages for all sectors.

Transportation Access, Infrastructure and Resources:

All of this region’s counties have a county development program and a chamber of commerce, and most have a local development corporation.

One measure of a region’s accessibility is whether the largest municipality in the county is within 10 miles of an interstate. Five of the region’s 11 counties meet this criterion. Another measure of accessibility is whether the largest municipality in the county is within 50 miles of a commercial airport. All of the region’s counties meet this criterion.

Eight of the region’s 11 counties have over 100,000 square feet of available space in industrial buildings, and nine counties have industrial park sites available. In the eastern regions, wetlands become more important and public water supply watershed areas less important as potential impediments to certain types of development. Only one county in the region has over 30 percent of its land area affected by such watersheds. Three counties have over 30 percent of their land area in designated wetlands.


Brunswick County 1st quarter Profile from the
NC Dept. of Commerce for 2004 can be
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County Profile PDF