Nags Head, NC 27959 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27959: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Nags Head, NC 27959

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Dare County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.889, Longitude -75.604
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 368
  • PO Box Addresses: 658
  • Residential Addresses: 1,153
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,153

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

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Nags Head, NC 27959 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,905
Daytime Population: Workers 4,970
Daytime Population: Residents 1,310
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,280
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.16
Population in Households 2,828
Population in Familes 2,051
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density2 131
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $58,062
Average Household Income $82,479
Per Capita Income $37,112


Total Housing Units 5,206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 831 (16.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 454 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,921 (75.3%)
Median Home Value $328,982
Average Home Value $360,951


Total Households 1,285
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 765
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 0.65% 0.91%
Households 0.64% 0.86%
Families 0.4% 0.75%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   3.65%

Nags Head, NC 27959 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27959 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 # 534 32nd
Population Density # 391 50th
Diversity Index # 684 13th
Median Household Income # 99 87th
Per Capita Income # 70 91st

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