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Harkers Island, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Harkers Island Census Designated Place had a population of 1,414 as of July 1, 2019. Harkers Island ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Harkers Island is located at latitude 34.6952 and longitude -76.5594 in Carteret County. The formal boundaries for the Harkers Island Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.24 sq. miles and a water area of 1.61 sq. miles. Carteret County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Harkers Island Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402566) 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 Harkers Island Census Designated Place is located within Township of Harkers Island, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carteret County.


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Harkers Island, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Harkers Island, NC Housing Affordability Index is 118
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Harkers Island, NC Wealth Index is 98
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,414 (100%)
Population in Households 1,409 (99.6%)
Population in Families 1,203 (85.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 631
Diversity Index2 4
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,161
Average Household Income $69,614
Per Capita Income $30,479
Wealth Index4 98

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 507 (36.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 ( 8.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 766 (55.3%)
Median Home Value $240,112
Housing Affordability Index3 118
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 619
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 458
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.73% 1.3%
Households 1.71% 1.26%
Families 1.58% 1.19%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

Harkers Island, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harkers Island to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 380 49th
Population Density # 397 46th
Diversity Index # 737 0th
Median Household Income # 217 71st
Per Capita Income # 180 76th

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