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Surf City is a town in Pender and Onslow counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 1,853 at the 2010 census. It is located on Topsail Island.The Pender County portion of Surf City is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Onslow County portion is part of the Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area.GeographySurf City is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, Surf City has a total area of 5.3 square miles .4.2 square miles of it is land and 1.1 square miles of it is water.Recent annexations have extended the Town Limits on the mainland west of Highway 17.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000 there were 1,393 people, 689 households, and 403 families residing in the town. The population density was 331.6 people per square mile (128.1/km²). There were 2,578 housing units at an average density of 613.7 per square mile (237.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.77% White, 0.43% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.Surf City is in Topsail Island. Plan how to spend your time in Surf City and other destinations in United States using our United States trip itinerary builder tool.
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