Harkers Island, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Harkers Island, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Harkers Island Census Designated Place had a population of 1,306 as of July 1, 2017. 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 34.698 and longitude -76.5556 in Carteret County. The formal boundaries for the Harkers Island Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harkers Island population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Harkers Island, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,306
Daytime Population: Workers 270
Daytime Population: Residents 867
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,137
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 1,301
Population in Familes 1,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 583
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $48,471
Average Household Income $64,034
Per Capita Income $28,037


Total Housing Units 1,282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 447 (34.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 123 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 712 (55.5%)
Median Home Value $245,183
Average Home Value $314,206


Total Households 570
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 422
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.09% 0.93%
Households 1.03% 0.93%
Families 0.88% 0.84%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   3.9%

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, 2017 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 # 393 47th
Population Density # 410 45th
Diversity Index # 738 0th
Median Household Income # 244 67th
Per Capita Income # 191 74th

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