Wanchese, NC 27981 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27981: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wanchese, NC 27981

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 82
  • Single Family Addresses: 268
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Dare County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.835, Longitude -75.642
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Wanchese, NC 27981 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,827
Population in Households 1,827
Population in Familes 1,497
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 271
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 755
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 515
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 895 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 508 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 247 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $205,422
Average Home Value $256,644


Median Household Income $51,513
Average Household Income $64,075
Per Capita Income $26,479
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.72% 1.69%
Households 1.69% 1.69%
Families 1.54% 1.62%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
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.

Wanchese, NC 27981 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27981 to the other 775 ZIP Codes 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 # 627 19th
Population Density1 # 262 66th
Diversity Index2 # 673 13th
Median Household Income # 164 79th
Per Capita Income # 198 75th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.