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ZIP Code 27959

Primary City:Nags Head, NC (View All Cities)
County: Dare County
Timezone: Eastern (3:39am)
Area code: 252 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.9, -75.6
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 27959

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 27959. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 27959. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 27959, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Nags Head, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 27959 ZIP Code

ZIP code 27959 is located in northeast North Carolina and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 27959 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a small number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 27959 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,789
Population Density 190 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,946
Median Home Value $326,200
Land Area 14.69 sq mi
Water Area 17.54 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,238
Median Household Income $52,355

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 47Male Median Age: 45Female Median Age: 48

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male71745348588492114931011341421236161342123
Female8872613452778478831131471341109151464536
Total15914611482110161176192176214281276233152112806659

Gender

 Male 1,387 50%
 Female 1,402 50%
Gender

Race

 White 2,639 94.6%
 Black Or African American 44 1.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 15 0.5%
 Asian 10 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 39 1.4%
 Two Or More Races 41 1.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner5631191852401376920
Renter261157691652043
Total311781952763051577323

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 611 49%
 Single Guardian 139 11%
 Singles 358 29%
 Singles With Roommate 130 11%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 953 77%
 Households with Kids 285 23%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1011151520181210141191016761591265
Female26151221121714171216138159569687
Total3626273632352627262722183116112118181412

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 27959 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 27959 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1990s. Looking at 27959 real estate data, the median home value of $326,200 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 27959 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 27959 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 27959 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,710 97.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 77 2.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 2 0.1%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 635 13%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 203 4%
 Renter Occupied Households 400 8%
 Households Vacant 3,708 75%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1,006 27.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 7 0.2%
 For Sale Only 84 2.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 2,518 67.9%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 92 2.5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 31 7%
 2 Bedroom 140 32%
 3+ Bedroom 263 61%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $52,355 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 27959 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 27959 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 27959 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 973 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 863 35%
 No Earnings 619 25%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 973 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 863 35%
 No Earnings 619 25%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,254 83%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 52 3%
 Worked at Home 196 13%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 27959 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 46 4%
 High School Graduate 534 46%
 Associate's degree 77 7%
 Bachelor's degree 335 29%
 Master's degree 100 9%
 Professional school degree 52 4%
 Doctorate degree 22 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 219 78%
 Enrolled in Private School 51 18%
 Not Enrolled in School 11 4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 27959

ZIP Code 27959 is in the Dare County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 27959.

Nags Head Elementary
3100 South Wrightsville Ave
Nags Head, NC 27959
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Dare County School District

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