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27857 Zip Code (Oak City, NC) Detailed Profile




Cities: Oak City, NC (0.73%), Hamilton, NC (0.01%)
County: Martin County, NC
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,048
Zip code population in 2010: 1,298
Zip code population in 2000: 2,103

Houses and condos: 655
Renter-occupied apartments: 88
% of renters here:

19%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 27857: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 63.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 27857
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.8% ($762)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,493)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $995 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $620 (0.7%)

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Males: 509  (48.6%)
Females: 538  (51.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 27857:

  • High school or higher: 68.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 27857:

  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 40.6%
  • Separated: 5.8%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

Zip code 27857 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 27857 (2019)
    • 80962.3%Black
    • 43533.5%White
    • 403.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 60.5%Two or more races
    • 40.3%American Indian
    • 30.2%Some other race
    • 10.08%Asian
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $91,777
27857:

$91,777
North Carolina:

$193,200



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in 27857 zip code as of March 07, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 27857 is 164 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

49.7 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.2 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 27857, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $31,771 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$31,771
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $26,891 (reported on 83.6% of returns)
Here:

$26,891
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 76.5% for AGIs below $25k, 79.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 67.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 57.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $600 (reported on 29.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$600
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,857 (reported on 12.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,857
State:

$6,213

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$829 (reported on 12.7% of returns)
Here:

+$829
State:

+$12,740

Profit/loss from business: +$6,400 (reported on 9.1% of returns)
Here:

+$6,400
State:

+$10,311

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $5,933 (reported on 5.5% of returns)
27857:

$5,933
North Carolina:

$15,575

Total itemized deductions: $14,620 (28% of AGI, reported on 18.2% of returns)
Here:

$14,620
State:

$23,438

Here:

28.0% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions: $4,525 (reported on 14.5% of returns)
Here:

$4,525
State:

$4,687

Taxes paid: $3,630 (reported on 18.2% of returns)
27857:

$3,630
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $2,476 (reported on 30.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,476
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 56.4%
Here:

56%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 56.7% for AGIs below $25k, 46.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 27857, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $25,585 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$25,585
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $23,809 (reported on 84.4% of returns)
Here:

$23,809
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 88.5% for AGIs below $10k, 83.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 82.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 60.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $713 (reported on 31.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$713
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,120 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,120
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$1,750 (reported on 9.0% of returns)
Here:

+$1,750
State:

+$9,490

Profit/loss from farming: +$2,308 (reported on 4.5% of returns)
Here +$2,308
State -$3,231

IRA payment deduction: $2,923 (reported on 2.2% of returns)
27857:

$2,923
North Carolina:

$2,967

Total itemized deductions: $13,168 (29% of AGI, reported on 19.6% of returns)
Here:

$13,168
State:

$19,464

Here:

28.8% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,802 (8% of AGI, reported on 17.5% of returns)
Here:

$3,802
State:

$4,035

Here:

8.1% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total tax: $2,926 (reported on 56.2% of returns)
27857:

$2,926
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $10k, 2.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,118 (reported on 36.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,118
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 66.8%
Here:

67%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 59.2% for AGIs below $10k, 71.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 57.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 81.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 76.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$36,971
North Carolina:

$57,341
Oak City, NC (27857) map Nearest zip codes: 27841, 27840, 27843, 27849, 27881, 27861.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

33.3%
North Carolina:

46.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

16.9%
North Carolina:

47.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 64
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 402


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 204 (80 now married, 123 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 27857 with a mortgage: 118 (2 second mortgage, 9 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 266

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,202
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $360

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

11.7%
Whole state:

13.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

2.1%
Whole state:

7.5%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.6
State:

4.4
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  • Churches in zip code 27857 include: Johnandrus Church (A), Jones Chapel (B), Williams Chapel (C), Lynch Chapel (D), Victory Mission (E), Merritts Chapel (F), Saint Mark Church (G), Saint Paul Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Harman Cemetery (1), Mizell Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 362014 or later
  • 142010 to 2013
  • 862000 to 2009
  • 501990 to 1999
  • 1291980 to 1989
  • 1061970 to 1979
  • 761960 to 1969
  • 751950 to 1959
  • 421940 to 1949
  • 451939 or earlier
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Oak City, NC (27857)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Oak City, NC (27857)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 71 bedroom
  • 582 bedrooms
  • 2093 bedrooms
  • 814 bedrooms
  • 215+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oak City, NC (27857)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oak City, NC (27857)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 41 bedroom
  • 272 bedrooms
  • 763 bedrooms
  • 124 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Oak City, NC (27857) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Oak City, NC (27857) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 19no vehicle
  • 1251 vehicle
  • 1222 vehicles
  • 603 vehicles
  • 324 vehicles
  • 235+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Oak City, NC (27857) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Oak City, NC (27857) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 15no vehicle
  • 311 vehicle
  • 412 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 27857 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 27857 household income distribution in 2019
  • 39Less than $10,000
  • 23$10,000 to $14,999
  • 19$15,000 to $19,999
  • 37$20,000 to $24,999
  • 14$25,000 to $29,999
  • 84$30,000 to $34,999
  • 30$35,000 to $39,999
  • 34$40,000 to $44,999
  • 30$45,000 to $49,999
  • 41$50,000 to $59,999
  • 34$60,000 to $74,999
  • 44$75,000 to $99,999
  • 13$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 27857

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 27857
  • 6Less than $10,000
  • 12$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1$25,000 to $29,999
  • 27$30,000 to $34,999
  • 5$35,000 to $39,999
  • 31$40,000 to $49,999
  • 8$50,000 to $59,999
  • 11$60,000 to $69,999
  • 31$70,000 to $79,999
  • 78$80,000 to $89,999
  • 26$90,000 to $99,999
  • 7$100,000 to $124,999
  • 48$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1$300,000 to $399,999
  • 22$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 27857

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 27857
  • 14$250 to $299
  • 8$300 to $349
  • 10$350 to $399
  • 8$400 to $449
  • 7$500 to $549
  • 17$550 to $599
  • 15No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $801.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $99,984
  • Black or African American householders: $91,777
  • Asian householders: $167,884
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $67,153

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $91,777
27857:

$91,777
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,930 - $106,325

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $165,763
Here:

$165,763
State:

$265,100

Mobile homes: $55,302
Here:

$55,302
State:

$77,551
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 27857
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 407
  • One, attached: 1
  • Mobile homes: 240

Unemployment: 7.9%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 27857

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 27857
  • 90.9%382Drove a car alone
  • 4.3%18Carpooled
  • 1.9%8Motorcycle
  • 2.1%9Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 27857

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 27857
  • 2Less than 5 minutes
  • 755 to 9 minutes
  • 2510 to 14 minutes
  • 4015 to 19 minutes
  • 5120 to 24 minutes
  • 4625 to 29 minutes
  • 4430 to 34 minutes
  • 1635 to 39 minutes
  • 1740 to 44 minutes
  • 4645 to 59 minutes
  • 4160 to 89 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 46.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,048
  • Male householders: 224 (25 living alone), Female householders: 244 (109 living alone)
  • 168 spouses (168 opposite-sex spouses), 10 unmarried partners, (10 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 353 children (329 natural, 4 adopted, 19 stepchildren), 9 grandchildren, 25 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 foster children, 7 other relatives, 8 non-relatives

Size of family households: 208 2-persons, 66 3-persons, 42 4-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 134 1-person, 12 2-persons, 3 3-persons

124 married couples with children.
41 single-parent households (41 women).

91.4% of residents of 27857 zip code speak English at home.
9.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% very well, 14% well, 17% not at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 31 (3.0%)
(6.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

3.0%
Whole state:

8.4%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 91%Honduras
  • 3%St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Most common first ancestries reported in 27857
  • 10%American
  • 4%Irish
  • 1%Scotch-Irish
  • 1%African
  • 0%English
  • 0%German
  • 0%Scottish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 301990 to 1999
  • 0Before 1990

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Zip code 27857 marital status for males
Zip code 27857 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 10.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 11.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 45.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 45.0%Electricity
  • 5.5%Wood
  • 4.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Population in 1990: 2,268.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 917
  • Northeast: 59
  • Midwest: 2
  • South: 31
  • West: 2

68% of the 27857 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

99% of the 27857 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 80% moved from different county within same state.

Year householders moved into unit in Oak City, NC (27857)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 39
Here:

41.8%
North Carolina:

11.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
North Carolina:

9.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
North Carolina:

19.1%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 57,014Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 52,751Education, training, and library occupations
  • 41,498Office and administrative support occupations
  • 37,031Transportation occupations
  • 35,822Healthcare support occupations
  • 27,885Production occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services (10-19 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: Residential Remodelers (1-4: 2)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (1-4: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Electrical Contractors (1-4: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Insurance Agencies and Brokerages (1-4: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (1-4: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers (1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 7. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 15 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 27857 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (49.5%), and Outside Fires (19.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 27857
    • 5549.5%Structure Fires
    • 2219.8%Outside Fires
    • 2018.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1412.6%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 27857, North Carolina

Most common first names in zip code 27857 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2170.3 years
Robert1972.6 years
James1566.6 years
John1575.0 years
Mary1576.1 years
Annie1375.8 years
George1079.1 years
Willie868.2 years
Mattie783.3 years
Ernest673.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 27857 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2372.3 years
Smith1771.2 years
Bryant1669.8 years
Spruill1463.1 years
Harrell1278.2 years
Jones1272.0 years
Council1173.7 years
Hyman1174.3 years
Brown1174.5 years
Johnson1172.5 years
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