Wanchese, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 1,642. Population change since 2000: +7.5%
Males: 720  (43.9%)
Females: 922  (56.1%)
Median resident age:  40.9 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 27981.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $68,979 (it was $39,250 in 2000)
Wanchese:

$68,979
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,944 (it was $17,492 in 2000)

Wanchese CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $168,374 (it was $89,100 in 2000)
Wanchese:

$168,374
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $288,926; Detached houses: $339,148; Mobile homes: $122,955

Median gross rent in 2012: $725.

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  • White alone - 1,540 (93.8%)
  • Hispanic - 72 (4.4%)
  • Two or more races - 19 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.06%)

Races in Wanchese detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wanchese: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (23.1%), United States (17.5%), German (14.6%), Irish (12.8%), Scottish (4.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 9 feet

Land area: 4.69 square miles.

Population density: 350 people per square mile   (very low).

Wanchese,NC real estate house value index trend

Wanchese, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Wanchese:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wanchese CDP:

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 17.1%

18 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.2%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Wanchese, North Carolina as of May 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wanchese to the number of sex offenders is 328 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $897 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $884 (0.7%)

Wanchese satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Virginia Beach, VA (72.8 miles , pop. 425,257).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (288.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Manteo, NC (2.1 miles ), Nags Head, NC (2.5 miles ), Manns Harbor, NC (2.7 miles ), Kill Devil Hills, NC (3.5 miles ), Kitty Hawk, NC (4.1 miles ), Rodanthe, NC (4.5 miles ), Southern Shores, NC (4.5 miles ), Waves, NC (4.6 miles) .

Latitude: 35.85 N, Longitude: 75.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

Wanchese household income distribution Wanchese home values distribution

Wanchese tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (15%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Child care workers (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)

Work and jobs in Wanchese: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Wanchese, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wanchese-area historical tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1982, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 11.2 miles away from the Wanchese place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/31/1978, a category F2 tornado 12.9 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wanchese-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 174.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.6 miles away from Wanchese center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 311.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 328.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 188.7 miles away from Wanchese center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 182.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dare County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wanchese topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wanchese:

  • DARE COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; MANTEO, NC)
  • DARE HOME HEALTH HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; MANTEO, NC)
  • THE OUTER BANKS HOSPITAL, INC Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; NAGS HEAD, NC)
  • COLONY RIDGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; NAGS HEAD, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wanchese:

  • Elizabeth City State University (about 44 miles; Elizabeth City, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,803)
  • Regent University (about 73 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 3,429)
  • ECPI University (about 76 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 10,694)
  • Norfolk State University (about 78 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 6,032)
  • Tidewater Community College (about 79 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 20,975)
  • Old Dominion University (about 82 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 19,825)
  • Hampton University (about 91 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,494)

Private high school in Wanchese:

  • WANCHESE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 52; Location: 39 THE LN; Grades: PK - 12)

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Church in Wanchese: Bethany Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Dare County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wanchese and their reported violations in the past:

FISHERMAN`S WHARF RESTAURANT (Address: WANCHESE FISH COMPANY , Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
THICKETT LUMP MARINA (Address: THICKETT PUMP MARINA , Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-01-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-16-2010)
  • 14 routine major monitoring violations
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.9%
(3.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.1%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Wanchese, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Wanchese compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Wanchese travel time to work - commute Wanchese mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (90%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wanchese CDP (based on Dare County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.97%
Here: 39.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodEpiscopal Church
Adherents40.1%18.0%15.3%10.1%5.3%
Congregations31.1%8.9%13.3%17.8%2.2%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents4.5%2.6%1.3%0.9%1.9%
Congregations4.4%2.2%2.2%4.4%13.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Dare County:

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Dare County:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Dare County:

9.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 123
Here:

36.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dare County:

24.3%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.0%
State:

15.6%

7.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,717 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.29%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($632 average AGI)
Dare County:

0.09%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Currituck County, NC  0.56% ($35,416 average AGI)
from Pitt County, NC  0.25% ($25,118)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  0.24% ($46,576)


7.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($375 average AGI)
Dare County:

0.08%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Currituck County, NC  0.66% ($31,878 average AGI)
to Wake County, NC  0.34% ($28,319)
to Pitt County, NC  0.21% ($32,586)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wanchese:

  • WOBX (1530 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WANCHESE, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHKT (1650 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wanchese:

  • WOBR-FM (95.3 FM; WANCHESE, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOBX-FM (98.1 FM; MANTEO, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO, INC.)
  • WVOD (99.1 FM; MANTEO, NC; Owner: CONVERGENT BROADCASTING LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W219BO (91.7 FM; MANTEO, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WURI (90.9 FM; MANTEO, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WZPR (92.3 FM; NAGS HEAD, NC; Owner: CONVERGENT BROADCASTING OUTER BANKS LLC)
  • WCXL (104.1 FM; KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC; Owner: MAX RADIO OF THE CAROLINAS LICENSES LLC)
  • WWOC (94.5 FM; HATTERAS, NC; Owner: MAX MEDIA OF THE CAROLINAS LLC)
  • WRSF (105.7 FM; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO, INC.)
  • WFMI (100.9 FM; SOUTHERN SHORES, NC; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • W215AU (90.9 FM; MANTEO, NC; Owner: UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA CHAPEL HILL)

TV broadcast stations around Wanchese:

  • WSKY-TV (Channel 4; MANTEO, NC; Owner: SKY TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WUND-TV (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wanchese)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wanchese, NC)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KA4FTH, Licensee ID: L01306310
    Grant Date: 07/19/2007, Expiration Date: 08/11/2017, Certifier: Kenneth L Mann
    Registrant: Kenneth L Mann, Wanchese, NC 27981
  • Call Sign: KA4YGM, Licensee ID: L01175811
    Grant Date: 07/26/2006, Expiration Date: 09/11/2016
    Registrant: James L Cranfill, 757 Old Wharf Rd., Wanchese, NC 27981
  • Call Sign: KB4SAL, Licensee ID: L00195086
    Grant Date: 01/08/2008, Expiration Date: 03/05/2018, Certifier: Glenn C Campbell
    Registrant: Glenn C Campbell, Wanchese, NC 27981
  • Call Sign: KC4UTB, Licensee ID: L00354714
    Grant Date: 05/08/2001, Expiration Date: 04/30/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/01/2013
    Registrant: Julia C Mann, Wanchese, NC 27981
  • Call Sign: KZ5AG, Previous Call Sign: WA4NYN, Licensee ID: L01232739
    Grant Date: 01/13/2007, Expiration Date: 02/12/2017
    Registrant: Dewey E Mann Jr, Wanchese, NC 27981
  • Call Sign: AF4VV, Previous Call Sign: KQ4VM, Licensee ID: L00191173
    Grant Date: 02/28/2003, Expiration Date: 05/25/2013, Certifier: George J Smith
    Registrant: George J Smith, Wanchese, NC 27981

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 16349 , Serial Number: 28-7325250, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 01/25/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Edward C Dba Willis, Po Box 576, Wanchese, NC 27981, Other Owners: Marine Hydraulics Willis
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3193V , Serial Number: 15076414, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 12/06/1974
    Registrant (Corporation): Outer Banks Seaplanes LLC, Po Box 735, Wanchese, NC 27981
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 8GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 101 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8641V , Serial Number: 163-75, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 04/18/1975
    Registrant (Corporation): Outer Banks Seaplanes LLC, Po Box 735, Wanchese, NC 27981
  • Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN NAVION (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8708H , Serial Number: NAV-4-708, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 11/04/1955
    Registrant (Corporation): Hathaway Marine Inc, Po Box 217, Wanchese, NC 27981

Most common first names in Wanchese, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1068.8 years
Mary879.6 years
James767.7 years
Willie679.3 years
John471.5 years
Charles468.3 years
Robert474.2 years
Ralph467.5 years
Clara370.4 years
Louise365.0 years
Most common last names in Wanchese, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Daniels4578.3 years
Tillett3176.6 years
Payne1374.8 years
Etheridge1176.3 years
Oneal765.3 years
Gallop778.9 years
Gaskill779.6 years
Midgett783.6 years
Davis778.1 years
Baum687.1 years
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