Ocracoke, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Ocracoke Census Designated Place had a population of 857 as of July 1, 2017. Ocracoke ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ocracoke is located at latitude 35.0732 and longitude -75.9985 in Hyde County. The formal boundaries for the Ocracoke Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.6 sq. miles and a water area of 1.02 sq. miles. Hyde County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Ocracoke Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403368) 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 Ocracoke Census Designated Place is located within Township of Ocracoke, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hyde County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ocracoke 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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Ocracoke, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 857
Daytime Population: Workers 744
Daytime Population: Residents 220
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 964
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 853
Population in Familes 598
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 100
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $66,904
Average Household Income $87,530
Per Capita Income $38,482


Total Housing Units 945 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 228 (24.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 569 (60.2%)
Median Home Value $99,315
Average Home Value $165,241


Total Households 376
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 210
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 -1.38% -1.17%
Households -1.51% -1.25%
Families -1.77% -1.37%
Median Household Income   -0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

Ocracoke, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocracoke 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 # 461 38th
Population Density # 699 6th
Diversity Index # 451 39th
Median Household Income # 62 92nd
Per Capita Income # 48 94th

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