Wanchese, NC 27981 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27981: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wanchese, NC 27981

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Dare County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.835, Longitude -75.642
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 85
  • PO Box Addresses: 413
  • Residential Addresses: 284
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 284

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

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Wanchese, NC 27981 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,794
Daytime Population: Workers 443
Daytime Population: Residents 868
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,311
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 1,794
Population in Familes 1,467
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 303
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $48,965
Average Household Income $67,619
Per Capita Income $27,779


Total Housing Units 871 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 492 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 245 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $208,642
Average Home Value $261,636


Total Households 737
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 501
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 1.79% 1.72%
Households 1.81% 1.78%
Families 1.65% 1.62%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   3.55%

Wanchese, NC 27981 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27981 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 # 629 20th
Population Density # 249 68th
Diversity Index # 680 13th
Median Household Income # 243 69th
Per Capita Income # 195 75th

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