27981 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Wanchese, NC (55.69%)
County: Dare County, NC
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 1,864
Zip code population in 2010: 1,643
Zip code population in 2000: 1,556

Houses and condos: 832
Renter-occupied apartments: 175
% of renters here:

24%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 27981: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 7.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 236 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.5% ($887)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,304)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $863 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $944 (0.6%)

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Males: 815  (43.7%)
Females: 1,049  (56.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 27981:

For population 15 years and over in 27981:

Zip code 27981 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 27981

  • Zip code 27981 races chart
    • 1,541White population
    • 3Black population
    • 4American Indian population
    • 3Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 1Some other race population
    • 19Two or more races population
    • 72Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $174,100
27981:

$174,100
North Carolina:

$154,300



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in 27981 zip code as of August 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 27981 to the number of sex offenders is 1,006 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

42.0 years
North Carolina median age:

37.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 27981, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $46,253 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$46,253
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $31,676 (reported on 80.8% of returns)
Here:

$31,676
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 71.0% for AGIs below $25k, 74.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 21.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,048 (reported on 34.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,048
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $5,288 (reported on 11.0% of returns)
Here:

$5,288
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$12,591 (reported on 30.1% of returns)
Here:

+$12,591
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 18.5% for AGIs below $25k, 8.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 21.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $3,667 (reported on 4.1% of returns)
27981:

$3,667
North Carolina:

$15,575

Total itemized deductions: $21,572 (22% of AGI, reported on 24.7% of returns)
Here:

$21,572
State:

$23,438

Here:

21.5% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.4% for AGIs below $25k, 10.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $5,427 (reported on 20.5% of returns)
Here:

$5,427
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $7,050 (reported on 24.7% of returns)
27981:

$7,050
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,759 (reported on 23.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,759
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 27981, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $33,191 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$33,191
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $29,010 (reported on 80.5% of returns)
Here:

$29,010
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 109.8% for AGIs below $10k, 72.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 80.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 41.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $927 (reported on 40.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$927
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $10k, 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,386 (reported on 15.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,386
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$8,608 (reported on 10.6% of returns)
Here:

+$8,608
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,871 (reported on 31.1% of returns)
Here:

+$10,871
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs below $10k, 15.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 22.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,000 (reported on 1.6% of returns)
27981:

$3,000
North Carolina:

$2,967

Total itemized deductions: $16,066 (27% of AGI, reported on 26.3% of returns)
Here:

$16,066
State:

$19,464

Here:

27.0% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 13.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,423 (7% of AGI, reported on 21.9% of returns)
Here:

$4,423
State:

$4,035

Here:

7.0% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,202 (reported on 78.5% of returns)
27981:

$4,202
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.2% for AGIs below $10k, 7.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,402 (reported on 15.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,402
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 64.0%
Here:

64%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 62.0% for AGIs below $10k, 61.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 60.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 87.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 84.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$51,910
North Carolina:

$45,906
Wanchese, NC (27981) map Nearest zip codes: 27959, 27954, 27978, 27948, 27968, 27953.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

47.3%
North Carolina:

50.2%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

8.2%
North Carolina:

5.4%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 94
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 629


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 436 (211 now married, 225 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 27981 with a mortgage: 339 (89 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 209

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,167
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S425

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

4.1%
Whole state:

17.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

2.7%
Whole state:

10.0%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5
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Year house built

  • 112010 or later
  • 402000 to 2009
  • 2461990 to 1999
  • 1511980 to 1989
  • 1041970 to 1979
  • 601960 to 1969
  • 1171950 to 1959
  • 161940 to 1949
  • 871939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wanchese, NC (27981)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 331 bedroom
  • 482 bedrooms
  • 3523 bedrooms
  • 1104 bedrooms
  • 55+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wanchese, NC (27981)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 802 bedrooms
  • 693 bedrooms
  • 124 bedrooms
  • 145+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Wanchese, NC (27981) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 10no vehicle
  • 1071 vehicle
  • 2592 vehicles
  • 1283 vehicles
  • 444 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Wanchese, NC (27981) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 7no vehicle
  • 981 vehicle
  • 402 vehicles
  • 303 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $926.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $174,100
27981:

$174,100
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $115,600 - $249,500

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 4.0%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 97.3%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,864

Size of family households: 198 2-persons, 90 3-persons, 126 4-persons, 53 5-persons, 35 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 210 1-person, 11 2-persons

129 married couples with children.
235 single-parent households (197 men, 38 women).

96.7% of residents of 27981 zip code speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% well).
3.0% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 13 (0.7%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.7%
Whole state:

7.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 100%Germany

Most common first ancestries reported in 27981 (%)

  • 21%German
  • 20%English
  • 19%American
  • 6%Irish
  • 6%Scottish
  • 5%Italian
  • 4%Other groups

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 13Before 1990

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 27981 marital status for males
Zip code 27981 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 81%Electricity
  • 13%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2%Wood

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


75% of the 27981 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

95% of the 27981 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 89% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% moved from different county within same state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16
Here:

7.1%
North Carolina:

9.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 17
Here:

12.5%
North Carolina:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11
Here:

12.4%
North Carolina:

17.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 107,716Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 60,000Management occupations
  • 39,569Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 37,679Construction and extraction occupations
  • 32,197Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
  • 31,464Transportation occupations

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


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Most common first names in zip code 27981 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 zip code 27981 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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