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27981 Zip Code (Wanchese, NC) Detailed Profile




City: Wanchese, NC (55.69%)
County: Dare County, NC
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 1,642
Zip code population in 2010: 1,643
Zip code population in 2000: 1,556

Houses and condos: 819
Renter-occupied apartments: 341
% of renters here:

50%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 27981: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 7.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 208 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.4% ($982)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,440)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,104 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $914 (0.4%)

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Males: 801  (48.8%)
Females: 840  (51.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 27981:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 27981:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

Zip code 27981 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below 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 below state average.
  • Races in zip code 27981 (2017)
    • 1,54199.0%White
    • 724.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 191.2%Two or more races
    • 40.3%American Indian
    • 30.2%Black
    • 30.2%Asian
    • 10.06%Some other race
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $219,624
27981:

$219,624
North Carolina:

$171,200



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 27981 zip code as of February 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 27981 is 519 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

36.3 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.4 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)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 52.1%
Here:

52%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 45.5% for AGIs below $25k, 52.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 54.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

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 2017:
This zip code:

$48,992
North Carolina:

$52,752
Wanchese, NC (27981) map Nearest zip codes: 27959, 27954, 27978, 27948, 27968, 27953.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

55.2%
North Carolina:

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

3.9%
North Carolina:

5.8%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 114
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 567


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 48 (48 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 337 (139 now married, 197 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 27981 with a mortgage: 174 (26 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 170

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,313
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $374

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

4.4%
Whole state:

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

1.8%
Whole state:

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

6.0
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

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

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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 332010 to 2013
  • 552000 to 2009
  • 1581990 to 1999
  • 2471980 to 1989
  • 621970 to 1979
  • 1011960 to 1969
  • 631950 to 1959
  • 111940 to 1949
  • 821939 or earlier

Zip code 27981 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wanchese, NC (27981)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wanchese, NC (27981)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 141 bedroom
  • 622 bedrooms
  • 2143 bedrooms
  • 554 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wanchese, NC (27981)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wanchese, NC (27981)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 1432 bedrooms
  • 1293 bedrooms
  • 124 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wanchese, NC (27981) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wanchese, NC (27981) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 12no vehicle
  • 1251 vehicle
  • 1312 vehicles
  • 633 vehicles
  • 124 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wanchese, NC (27981) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wanchese, NC (27981) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 5no vehicle
  • 951 vehicle
  • 1292 vehicles
  • 483 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles

  • Zip code 27981 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 27981 household income distribution in 2017
  • 29Less than $10,000
  • 41$10,000 to $14,999
  • 18$15,000 to $19,999
  • 43$20,000 to $24,999
  • 51$25,000 to $29,999
  • 92$30,000 to $34,999
  • 11$35,000 to $39,999
  • 10$40,000 to $44,999
  • 54$45,000 to $49,999
  • 104$50,000 to $59,999
  • 85$60,000 to $74,999
  • 51$75,000 to $99,999
  • 44$100,000 to $124,999
  • 10$125,000 to $149,999
  • 17$150,000 to $199,999
  • 6$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 27981

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 27981
  • 3$50,000 to $59,999
  • 5$80,000 to $89,999
  • 12$90,000 to $99,999
  • 37$100,000 to $124,999
  • 32$125,000 to $149,999
  • 53$150,000 to $174,999
  • 15$175,000 to $199,999
  • 94$200,000 to $249,999
  • 11$250,000 to $299,999
  • 46$300,000 to $399,999
  • 19$400,000 to $499,999
  • 7$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 27981

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 27981
  • 9$250 to $299
  • 27$400 to $449
  • 2$500 to $549
  • 14$550 to $599
  • 31$600 to $649
  • 34$700 to $749
  • 15$750 to $799
  • 53$800 to $899
  • 38$900 to $999
  • 39$1,000 to $1,249
  • 57No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,011.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $253,205
  • Asian householders: $275,755

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $219,624
27981:

$219,624
North Carolina:

$171,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $155,766 - $268,643
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 27981
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 565
  • One, attached: 6
  • Two: 30
  • 10 to 19: 5
  • 20 to 49: 18
  • Mobile homes: 188

Unemployment: 4.8%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 27981

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 27981
  • 83.9%710Drove a car alone
  • 9.6%81Carpooled
  • 0.5%4Motorcycle
  • 1.5%13Walked
  • 2.4%20Other means
  • 1.5%13Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 27981

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 27981
  • 100Less than 5 minutes
  • 2795 to 9 minutes
  • 16010 to 14 minutes
  • 11115 to 19 minutes
  • 12420 to 24 minutes
  • 2730 to 34 minutes
  • 1135 to 39 minutes
  • 640 to 44 minutes
  • 790 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 95.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,643
  • In family households: 1,420 (220 male householders, 254 female householders)
    326 spouses, 458 children (451 natural, 1 adopted, 8 stepchildren), 46 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 21 parents, 50 other relatives, 39 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 221 (94 male householders (89 living alone)), 114 female householders (111 living alone)), 11 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 240 2-persons, 86 3-persons, 126 4-persons, 20 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 200 1-person, 8 2-persons

290 married couples with children.
59 single-parent households (59 women).

94.4% of residents of 27981 zip code speak English at home.
4.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (36% very well, 64% well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 37 (2.3%)
(16.9% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.3%
Whole state:

8.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 13%France
Most common first ancestries reported in 27981
  • 40%American
  • 13%English
  • 6%German
  • 5%Irish
  • 5%Welsh
  • 3%French
  • 2%European
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 282000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 5Before 1990

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • DAVIS YACHT INC INACTIVE (STATE ROAD 1140 in WANCHESE, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: BOAT BUILDING AND REPAIRING
    Alternative names: DAVIS YACHTS INCORPORATED - WANCHESE
  • DANIELS SEAFOOD COMPANY (7824 VIRGINIA DARE TRL in WANCHESE, NC)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - -115DA4YG00S6AD84AY3XR95PB1, WASTEWATER PROGRAM, WASTEWATER FACILITY
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: PREPARED FRESH OR FROZEN FISH AND SEAFOODS
    Alternative names: DANIELS SEAFOOD (DARE COUNTY), DANIELS SEAFOOD / NAGS HEAD
  • DAVIS YACHTS LAMINATION PLT (THICKETLUMP RD in WANCHESE, NC)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: CARSON R. DAVIS (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • DCOM-WANCHESE HARBOR PROJECT (615 HARBOR ROAD in WANCHESE, NC)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
  • DAVIS BOATWORKS INC (01 HABORO RD in WANCHESE, NC)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: DAVIS, CARSON R. (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • DAVIS MARINE MAINTENANCE CTR (898 HARBOR RD in WANCHESE, NC)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: CARSON R DAVIS (CONTACT/OWNER)

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

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 79.3%Electricity
  • 15.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Wood

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

  • This state: 853
  • Northeast: 149
  • Midwest: 95
  • South: 475
  • West: 22

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.

96% of the 27981 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 77% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 9% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Wanchese, NC (27981)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 43
Here:

23.6%
North Carolina:

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

13.9%
North Carolina:

10.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

25.4%
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 ($)
  • 56,020Transportation occupations
  • 49,394Production occupations
  • 47,832Management occupations
  • 39,857Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
  • 31,025Construction and extraction occupations
  • 30,729Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

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

  • Wholesale Trade: Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers (100-249 employees: 1 establishment, 50-99 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Engineering Services (50-99: 1)
  • Construction: Roofing Contractors (20-49: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Fish and Seafood Merchant Wholesalers (10-19: 1, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 2)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (10-19: 1, 5-9: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (10-19: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction (10-19: 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: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
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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