Ocracoke, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ocracoke, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Ocracoke Census Designated Place had a population of 946 as of July 1, 2016. Ocracoke ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ocracoke is located at latitude 35.0732 and longitude -75.9985 in Hyde County. The formal boundaries for the Ocracoke Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.6 sq. miles and a water area of 1.02 sq. miles. Hyde County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Ocracoke Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403368) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Ocracoke Census Designated Place is located within Township of Ocracoke, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hyde County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ocracoke population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Ocracoke, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 946
Population in Households 942
Population in Familes 663
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 110
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 416
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 234
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 992 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 255 (25.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 161 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 576 (58.1%)
Median Home Value $94,277
Average Home Value $157,059


Median Household Income $66,314
Average Household Income $85,235
Per Capita Income $37,553
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% -0.15%
Households -0.15% -0.14%
Families -0.34% -0.26%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ocracoke, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocracoke to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 449 39th
Population Density1 # 695 6th
Diversity Index2 # 460 38th
Median Household Income # 57 92nd
Per Capita Income # 41 95th

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