Buxton, NC 27920 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27920: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Buxton, NC 27920

Not Acceptable, USPS
Cape Hatteras Naval Facility, NC 27920

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • County: Dare County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.266, Longitude -75.529
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 113
  • PO Box Addresses: 903
  • Residential Addresses: 1
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Buxton, NC 27920 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,400
Daytime Population: Workers 740
Daytime Population: Residents 587
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,327
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 1,400
Population in Familes 1,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 137
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $55,069
Average Household Income $75,466
Per Capita Income $30,402


Total Housing Units 925 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 380 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 184 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 361 (39.0%)
Median Home Value $276,761
Average Home Value $325,329


Total Households 564
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 366
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 0.31% 0.47%
Households 0.25% 0.49%
Families 0.04% 0.38%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   3.89%

Buxton, NC 27920 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27920 to the other 782 ZIP Codes 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 # 660 16th
Population Density # 381 51st
Diversity Index # 618 21st
Median Household Income # 131 83rd
Per Capita Income # 132 83rd

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