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27920 Zip Code (Buxton, NC) Detailed Profile




City: Buxton, NC (64.82%)
County: Dare County, NC
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 1,464
Zip code population in 2010: 1,326
Zip code population in 2000: 1,613

Houses and condos: 851
Renter-occupied apartments: 189
% of renters here:

35%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 27920: 90.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 3.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 400 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 27920
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.6% ($2,022)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,440)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,179 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,931 (0.7%)

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Males: 667  (45.6%)
Females: 796  (54.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 27920:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 27920:

  • Never married: 11.2%
  • Now married: 71.4%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

Zip code 27920 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above 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.
  • Races in zip code 27920 (2017)
    • 1,15671.7%White
    • 1489.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 140.9%Two or more races
    • 60.4%Black
    • 20.1%American Indian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $353,108
27920:

$353,108
North Carolina:

$171,200
Median resident age:
This zip code:

37.1 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.7 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 27920, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $39,576 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,576
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $27,773 (reported on 81.2% of returns)
Here:

$27,773
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 120.5% for AGIs below $10k, 74.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 73.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 56.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 28.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,783 (reported on 41.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,783
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,788 (reported on 19.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,788
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$22,657 (reported on 17.3% of returns)
Here:

+$22,657
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 28.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,918 (reported on 25.2% of returns)
Here:

+$10,918
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $10k, 13.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.3% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,286 (reported on 3.4% of returns)
27920:

$3,286
North Carolina:

$2,967

Total itemized deductions: $16,454 (23% of AGI, reported on 28.8% of returns)
Here:

$16,454
State:

$19,464

Here:

22.6% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 14.5% for AGIs below $10k, 7.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 11.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 15.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 17.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,753 (3% of AGI, reported on 22.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,753
State:

$4,035

Here:

3.4% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,701 (reported on 74.9% of returns)
27920:

$5,701
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $10k, 6.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,844 (reported on 15.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,844
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 67.5%
Here:

68%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 58.8% for AGIs below $10k, 64.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 68.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 93.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$33,400
North Carolina:

$52,752
Buxton, NC (27920) map Nearest zip codes: 27936, 27943, 27915, 27972, 27982, 27968.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

56.5%
North Carolina:

48.1%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.0%
North Carolina:

5.8%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 49
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 490


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 8 (8 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 218 (158 now married, 57 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 27920 with a mortgage: 170 (40 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 179

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,826
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $562

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

20.4%
Whole state:

14.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

5.3%
Whole state:

8.2%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.5
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable location: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Swamps: Jennette Sedge (A), Jeanette Sedge (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creek: Cape Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Tourist attractions (not listed on the city page) : United States Government - Interior Department- National Park Service- District Rangers Off (Recreation Areas; 46377 Lighthouse Road), National Park Service (Recreation Areas; 46500 Lighthouse Road), United States Government - Interior Department- National Park Service- Maintenance Off (Recreation Areas; 46590 Loggerhead Lane).

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 272010 to 2013
  • 2232000 to 2009
  • 1761990 to 1999
  • 1911980 to 1989
  • 901970 to 1979
  • 591960 to 1969
  • 01950 to 1959
  • 01940 to 1949
  • 711939 or earlier

Zip code 27920 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Buxton, NC (27920)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Buxton, NC (27920)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 542 bedrooms
  • 1433 bedrooms
  • 1104 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buxton, NC (27920)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buxton, NC (27920)
  • 20no bedroom
  • 271 bedroom
  • 262 bedrooms
  • 493 bedrooms
  • 114 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Buxton, NC (27920) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Buxton, NC (27920) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 0no vehicle
  • 1451 vehicle
  • 1252 vehicles
  • 243 vehicles
  • 94 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Buxton, NC (27920) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Buxton, NC (27920) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 511 vehicle
  • 802 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 27920 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 27920 household income distribution in 2017
  • 6Less than $10,000
  • 69$10,000 to $14,999
  • 78$20,000 to $24,999
  • 76$25,000 to $29,999
  • 31$30,000 to $34,999
  • 17$35,000 to $39,999
  • 26$40,000 to $44,999
  • 26$45,000 to $49,999
  • 34$50,000 to $59,999
  • 34$60,000 to $74,999
  • 70$75,000 to $99,999
  • 27$100,000 to $124,999
  • 14$125,000 to $149,999
  • 9$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 27920

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 27920
  • 21$80,000 to $89,999
  • 20$150,000 to $174,999
  • 46$175,000 to $199,999
  • 35$200,000 to $249,999
  • 26$250,000 to $299,999
  • 170$300,000 to $399,999
  • 25$400,000 to $499,999
  • 21$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 27920

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 27920
  • 6$400 to $449
  • 46$650 to $699
  • 56$700 to $749
  • 13$800 to $899
  • 27$1,000 to $1,249
  • 24$1,500 to $1,999
  • 13No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $918.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $452,994

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $353,108
27920:

$353,108
North Carolina:

$171,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $220,724 - $405,541
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 27920
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 570
  • Two: 68
  • 3 or 4: 26
  • 10 to 19: 21
  • Mobile homes: 159

Unemployment: 7.2%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 27920

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 27920
  • 84.7%513Drove a car alone
  • 12.4%75Carpooled
  • 2.3%14Walked
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 27920

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 27920
  • 95Less than 5 minutes
  • 1445 to 9 minutes
  • 9010 to 14 minutes
  • 17515 to 19 minutes
  • 3920 to 24 minutes
  • 5760 to 89 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 99.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,459
  • In family households: 1,311 (197 male householders, 194 female householders)
    342 spouses, 510 children (430 natural, 1 adopted, 81 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 14 other relatives, 49 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 146 (48 male householders (48 living alone)), 97 female householders (97 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 141 2-persons, 69 3-persons, 138 4-persons, 40 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 145 1-person

420 married couples with children.
84 single-parent households (84 men).

81.9% of residents of 27920 zip code speak English at home.
18.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (95% very well, 3% well, 2% not at all).

Foreign born population: 118 (8.1%)
(34.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

8.1%
Whole state:

8.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 7%Guatemala
Most common first ancestries reported in 27920
  • 41%American
  • 7%Irish
  • 5%English
  • 3%European
  • 2%German
  • 2%Norwegian
  • 1%Italian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 212010 or later
  • 42000 to 2009
  • 981990 to 1999
  • 8Before 1990

Zip code 27920 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • CAPE HATTERAS ELEMENTARY (47500 MIDDLE RIDGE in BUXTON, NC)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-302
    Organizations: DARE COUNTY SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • CAPE HATTERAS SECONDARY (HATTERAS HIGHWAY 12 in BUXTON, NC)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-304
    Organizations: DARE COUNTY SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • CANDY'S SOUNDSIDE SEAFOOD (NC HWY 12 E OF BRIGAND in BUXTON, NC)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: PREPARED FRESH OR FROZEN FISH AND SEAFOODS
  • CAPE HATTERAS REVERSE OSMOSIS (WATER PLANT RD in BUXTON, NC)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: WATER SUPPLY
    Alternative names: DARE CO CPE HATTERAS WTR ASSOC, DARE CTY CAPE HATTERAS WTR SYS

Zip code 27920 marital status for males
Zip code 27920 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 91.7%Electricity
  • 8.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

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

  • This state: 605
  • Northeast: 263
  • Midwest: 59
  • South: 345
  • West: 51

63% of the 27920 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

88% of the 27920 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 5% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Buxton, NC (27920)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
North Carolina:

10.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
North Carolina:

10.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13
Here:

28.4%
North Carolina:

17.9%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 36,158Sales and related occupations
  • 32,884Management occupations
  • 12,630Food preparation and serving related occupations

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49 employees: 1 establishment, 5-9 employees: 2 establishments, 1-4 employees: 3 establishments)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (10-19: 2, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 3)
  • Utilities: Electric Power Distribution (20-49: 1)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (10-19: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 3)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (10-19: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 2)
  • Construction: Site Preparation Contractors (10-19: 1, 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

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 5 people in military barracks, etc.

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • 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
Most common first names in zip code 27920 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1370.5 years
John876.4 years
Charles772.3 years
George771.6 years
Mary679.8 years
Joseph574.8 years
Robert468.7 years
Richard478.5 years
Norma374.0 years
Frank375.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 27920 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gray1775.4 years
Quidley1173.8 years
Midgett1181.3 years
Midgette1073.8 years
Jennette965.2 years
Rollinson870.9 years
Gaskins874.4 years
Williams774.3 years
Barnett773.7 years
Hooper485.3 years
Businesses in zip code 27920
NameCountNameCount
Comfort Inn1U.S. Cellular1
U-Haul1Vans1
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