Waves, NC 27982 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27982: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Waves, NC 27982

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • County: Dare County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.554, Longitude -75.466
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 3
  • PO Box Addresses: 16
  • Residential Addresses: 1
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1

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

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Waves, NC 27982 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 136
Daytime Population: Workers 205
Daytime Population: Residents 50
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 255
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.87
Population in Households 136
Population in Familes 101
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 190
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $46,550
Average Household Income $66,422
Per Capita Income $28,816


Total Housing Units 331 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41 (12.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 ( 5.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 272 (82.2%)
Median Home Value $284,375
Average Home Value $335,976


Total Households 59
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 37
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 0.2% 0.58%
Households 0.24% 0.34%
Families 0.38% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.78%
Per Capita Income   3.86%

Waves, NC 27982 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27982 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 # 754 4th
Population Density # 322 59th
Diversity Index # 698 11th
Median Household Income # 302 62nd
Per Capita Income # 160 80th

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