Wanchese, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Wanchese, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Wanchese Census Designated Place had a population of 1,911 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 1,911
Population in Households 1,911
Population in Familes 1,571
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 410
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $51,351
Average Household Income $67,526
Per Capita Income $28,085


Total Housing Units 936 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 526 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 265 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $216,176
Average Home Value $267,918


Total Households 792
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 539
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.86% 1.59%
Households 1.87% 1.54%
Families 1.67% 1.48%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   3.65%

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, 2018 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 # 325 56th
Population Density # 507 31st
Diversity Index # 646 12th
Median Household Income # 229 69th
Per Capita Income # 226 70th

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