Ocracoke, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Ocracoke, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Ocracoke Census Designated Place had a population of 897 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Ocracoke, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 897
Population in Households 893
Population in Familes 631
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 104
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $65,825
Average Household Income $88,889
Per Capita Income $39,020


Total Housing Units 955 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 231 (24.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 562 (58.8%)
Median Home Value $98,418
Average Home Value $165,584


Total Households 393
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 220
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 -0.67% -1.05%
Households -0.8% -1.09%
Families -1.0% -1.21%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   0.72%

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, 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 # 456 38th
Population Density # 698 6th
Diversity Index # 438 41st
Median Household Income # 75 90th
Per Capita Income # 54 93rd

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