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27970 Zip Code (Roper, NC) Detailed Profile




City: Roper, NC (0.71%)
County: Washington County, NC
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 2,971
Zip code population in 2010: 3,409
Zip code population in 2000: 3,579

Houses and condos: 1,771
Renter-occupied apartments: 440
% of renters here:

33%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 27970: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 113.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 6.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 26 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 27970
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.9% ($870)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,440)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,001 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $811 (1.1%)

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Males: 1,336  (45.0%)
Females: 1,634  (55.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 27970:

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 15.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 27970:

  • Never married: 40.0%
  • Now married: 43.8%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

Zip code 27970 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 above state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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 significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 27970 (2017)
    • 1,61845.2%White
    • 1,60744.9%Black
    • 1333.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 391.1%Two or more races
    • 80.2%Some other race
    • 20.06%American Indian
    • 20.06%Asian
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $96,261
27970:

$96,261
North Carolina:

$171,200



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in 27970 zip code as of July 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 27970 is 304 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

48.2 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.2 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 27970, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $37,393 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,393
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $30,521 (reported on 81.9% of returns)
Here:

$30,521
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 73.8% for AGIs below $25k, 75.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 56.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,007 (reported on 30.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,007
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,527 (reported on 10.4% of returns)
Here:

$3,527
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$2,129 (reported on 9.7% of returns)
Here:

+$2,129
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,683 (reported on 12.5% of returns)
Here:

+$6,683
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $13,392 (reported on 9.0% of returns)
27970:

$13,392
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,076 (24% of AGI, reported on 23.6% of returns)
Here:

$19,076
State:

$23,438

Here:

24.4% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.8% for AGIs below $25k, 11.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $4,787 (reported on 20.8% of returns)
Here:

$4,787
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $6,082 (reported on 23.6% of returns)
27970:

$6,082
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,443 (reported on 34.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,443
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 59.0%
Here:

59%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 54.7% for AGIs below $25k, 56.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 77.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 27970, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $32,867 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,867
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $29,424 (reported on 83.5% of returns)
Here:

$29,424
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 97.1% for AGIs below $10k, 79.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 79.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 77.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 56.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,433 (reported on 37.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,433
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,129 (reported on 12.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,129
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$6,600 (reported on 10.9% of returns)
Here:

+$6,600
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.1% for AGIs below $10k, -0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,911 (reported on 12.6% of returns)
Here:

+$4,911
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.4% for AGIs below $10k, 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$543 (reported on 3.0% of returns)
Here +$543
State -$3,231

IRA payment deduction: $3,542 (reported on 1.6% of returns)
27970:

$3,542
North Carolina:

$2,967

Total itemized deductions: $16,221 (23% of AGI, reported on 21.9% of returns)
Here:

$16,221
State:

$19,464

Here:

22.8% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 10.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,927 (5% of AGI, reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,927
State:

$4,035

Here:

5.4% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,978 (reported on 60.7% of returns)
27970:

$4,978
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,094 (reported on 33.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,094
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 72.6%
Here:

73%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 67.5% for AGIs below $10k, 74.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 71.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 77.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$30,968
North Carolina:

$52,752
Roper, NC (27970) map Nearest zip codes: 27962, 27860, 27928, 27957, 27846, 27932.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

26.5%
North Carolina:

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

6.1%
North Carolina:

5.8%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 239
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,086


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 17 (7 now married, 9 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 489 (152 now married, 338 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 27970 with a mortgage: 373 (1 second mortgage, 18 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 524

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,064
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $464

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

26.8%
Whole state:

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

13.6%
Whole state:

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

6.3
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 27970: Newberry Landing (A), Shadberry Landing (B), Tidewater Experiment Station (C), Tide Water Experimental Station (D), Buncombe Hall (E), S Lees Saw Mills (F), Roper Police Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 27970 include: Holly Neck Church (A), White Marsh Church (B), Mount Delane Church (C), Oak Grove Church (D), Zion Chapel (E), Piney Grove Church (F), Spre Will Chapel (G), Mackeys Methodist Church (H), Pleasant Grove Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemetery: Saint Luke Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Swamps: Big Swamp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Chapel Swamp (A), Bull Creek (B), Beaver Dam Branch (C), Whites Creek (D), Mill Creek (E), Mackeys Creek (F), Hawkins Branch (G), Bakers Swamp (H), Sleights Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Beach: Batemans Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 1472000 to 2009
  • 4401990 to 1999
  • 1351980 to 1989
  • 3221970 to 1979
  • 3601960 to 1969
  • 1451950 to 1959
  • 661940 to 1949
  • 1221939 or earlier

Zip code 27970 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Roper, NC (27970)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Roper, NC (27970)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 1882 bedrooms
  • 5393 bedrooms
  • 1194 bedrooms
  • 615+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Roper, NC (27970)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Roper, NC (27970)
  • 30no bedroom
  • 61 bedroom
  • 2222 bedrooms
  • 1643 bedrooms
  • 164 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Roper, NC (27970) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Roper, NC (27970) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 11no vehicle
  • 3461 vehicle
  • 3572 vehicles
  • 763 vehicles
  • 764 vehicles
  • 255+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Roper, NC (27970) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Roper, NC (27970) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 101no vehicle
  • 1381 vehicle
  • 1362 vehicles
  • 683 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 27970 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 27970 household income distribution in 2017
  • 242Less than $10,000
  • 51$10,000 to $14,999
  • 97$15,000 to $19,999
  • 135$20,000 to $24,999
  • 118$25,000 to $29,999
  • 113$30,000 to $34,999
  • 47$35,000 to $39,999
  • 36$40,000 to $44,999
  • 44$45,000 to $49,999
  • 143$50,000 to $59,999
  • 98$60,000 to $74,999
  • 100$75,000 to $99,999
  • 44$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2$125,000 to $149,999
  • 23$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 27970

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 27970
  • 13Less than $10,000
  • 8$10,000 to $14,999
  • 6$15,000 to $19,999
  • 28$20,000 to $24,999
  • 12$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8$30,000 to $34,999
  • 5$35,000 to $39,999
  • 5$40,000 to $49,999
  • 71$50,000 to $59,999
  • 110$60,000 to $69,999
  • 45$70,000 to $79,999
  • 116$80,000 to $89,999
  • 41$90,000 to $99,999
  • 74$100,000 to $124,999
  • 60$125,000 to $149,999
  • 15$150,000 to $174,999
  • 84$200,000 to $249,999
  • 82$250,000 to $299,999
  • 14$300,000 to $399,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 27970

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 27970
  • 23Less than $100
  • 35$100 to $149
  • 6$150 to $199
  • 9$200 to $249
  • 2$250 to $299
  • 19$300 to $349
  • 20$350 to $399
  • 25$400 to $449
  • 41$450 to $499
  • 9$500 to $549
  • 2$550 to $599
  • 14$600 to $649
  • 3$700 to $749
  • 4$800 to $899
  • 13$1,000 to $1,249
  • 179No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $613.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $108,961
  • Black or African American householders: $94,385
  • Some other race householders: $54,119
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $54,119

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $96,261
27970:

$96,261
North Carolina:

$171,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,240 - $149,721

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $147,075
Here:

$147,075
State:

$248,152

Mobile homes: $68,691
Here:

$68,691
State:

$69,094
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 27970

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,075
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 60
  • 3 or 4: 68
  • 10 to 19: 10
  • 20 to 49: 43
  • Mobile homes: 500

Unemployment: 15.0%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 27970

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 27970
  • 82.5%819Drove a car alone
  • 11.3%112Carpooled
  • 0.8%8Walked
  • 2.4%24Other means
  • 2.6%26Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 27970

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 27970
  • 14Less than 5 minutes
  • 585 to 9 minutes
  • 17910 to 14 minutes
  • 10315 to 19 minutes
  • 22620 to 24 minutes
  • 6625 to 29 minutes
  • 11130 to 34 minutes
  • 735 to 39 minutes
  • 6345 to 59 minutes
  • 6560 to 89 minutes
  • 6790 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 43.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,972
  • In family households: 2,305 (302 male householders, 411 female householders)
    484 spouses, 800 children (726 natural, 39 adopted, 37 stepchildren), 148 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 66 other relatives, 89 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 668 (182 male householders (182 living alone)), 439 female householders (400 living alone)), 42 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 489 2-persons, 89 3-persons, 73 4-persons, 20 5-persons, 44 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 584 1-person, 38 2-persons

224 married couples with children.
317 single-parent households (19 men, 298 women).

95.1% of residents of 27970 zip code speak English at home.
4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% very well, 42% well).

Foreign born population: 74 (2.5%)
(64.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.5%
Whole state:

8.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 23%Nicaragua
Most common first ancestries reported in 27970
  • 15%American
  • 7%English
  • 2%European
  • 2%Irish
  • 2%German
  • 1%Ukrainian
  • 1%Scotch-Irish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 201990 to 1999
  • 63Before 1990

Zip code 27970 topographic map


Zip code 27970 marital status for males
Zip code 27970 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 56.5%Electricity
  • 30.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.1%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 3,869.

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

  • This state: 2,340
  • Northeast: 125
  • Midwest: 95
  • South: 244
  • West: 63

78% of the 27970 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

93% of the 27970 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Roper, NC (27970)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14
Here:

4.2%
North Carolina:

10.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

4.6%
North Carolina:

10.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
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 ($)
  • 48,828Management occupations
  • 33,754Office and administrative support occupations
  • 32,894Material moving occupations
  • 31,805Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 25,903Transportation occupations
  • 23,782Food 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 (10-19 employees: 1 establishment, 5-9 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (10-19: 1)
  • Educational Services: Educational Support Services (5-9: 1)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (5-9: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (5-9: 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
Most common first names in zip code 27970 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4672.9 years
James4267.1 years
Mary2673.4 years
John2372.0 years
Willie2273.7 years
George1975.1 years
Robert1670.3 years
Thomas1475.4 years
Margaret1479.8 years
Annie1280.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 27970 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Spruill5376.7 years
Norman4771.4 years
Chesson3577.6 years
Phelps3471.3 years
Davenport2871.1 years
Simpson2470.5 years
Swain2071.8 years
Patrick2075.0 years
Hassell1771.5 years
White1669.6 years
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