Knotts Island, NC 27950 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27950: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Knotts Island, NC 27950

Not Acceptable, USPS
Woodleigh, NC 27950

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Currituck County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.538, Longitude -76.038
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 18
  • PO Box Addresses: 131
  • Residential Addresses: 763
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 763

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

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Knotts Island, NC 27950 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,148
Daytime Population: Workers 124
Daytime Population: Residents 1,079
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,203
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 2,148
Population in Familes 1,783
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 72
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $54,213
Average Household Income $69,034
Per Capita Income $27,639


Total Housing Units 1,003 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 675 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 185 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $186,613
Average Home Value $244,296


Total Households 860
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 604
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 0.95% 1.12%
Households 0.88% 1.09%
Families 0.78% 1.01%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Knotts Island, NC 27950 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27950 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 # 600 23rd
Population Density # 544 31st
Diversity Index # 706 10th
Median Household Income # 146 81st
Per Capita Income # 201 74th

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