Ocracoke, NC 27960 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27960: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ocracoke, NC 27960

Not Acceptable, USPS
Portsmouth, NC 27960

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • County: Hyde County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.112, Longitude -75.976
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 150
  • PO Box Addresses: 642
  • Residential Addresses: 1
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1

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Database updated: August 1, 2019, Maps updated: August 2, 2019.

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  1. 27960 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 27960 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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  3. North Carolina Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Ocracoke, NC 27960 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 899
Population in Households 895
Population in Familes 628
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 92
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $68,970
Average Household Income $91,046
Per Capita Income $39,909


Total Housing Units 954 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 217 (22.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 177 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 560 (58.7%)
Median Home Value $96,014
Average Home Value $140,783


Total Households 394
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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.57% -0.79%
Households -0.69% -0.83%
Families -0.89% -0.93%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   1.38%

Ocracoke, NC 27960 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27960 to the other 779 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 700 10th
Population Density # 483 38th
Diversity Index # 472 40th
Median Household Income # 93 88th
Per Capita Income # 80 90th

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