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Wanchese, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Wanchese Census Designated Place had a population of 1,863 as of July 1, 2019. Wanchese 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 Wanchese is located at latitude 35.8427 and longitude -75.6385 in Dare County. The formal boundaries for the Wanchese Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.82 sq. miles. Dare County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Wanchese Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402983) 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 Wanchese Census Designated Place is located within Township of Nags Head, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dare County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wanchese, NC Housing Affordability Index is 127
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

Wanchese, NC Wealth Index is 54
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 1,863 (100%)
Population in Households 1,863 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,525 (81.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 399
Diversity Index2 19
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,375
Average Household Income $63,133
Per Capita Income $26,322
Wealth Index4 54

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 906 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 520 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 255 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $216,295
Housing Affordability Index3 127
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 775
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 526
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 1.37% 1.18%
Households 1.42% 1.16%
Families 1.22% 1.12%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Wanchese, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wanchese 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 # 331 55th
Population Density # 516 30th
Diversity Index # 648 12th
Median Household Income # 246 67th
Per Capita Income # 299 60th

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