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ZIP Code 27960

Primary City:Ocracoke, NC (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Hyde County
Timezone: Eastern (2:26pm)
Area code: 252 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.1, -75.9
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 27960

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 27960. 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 27960. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 27960, 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:
Ocracoke, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 27960 ZIP Code

ZIP code 27960 is located in east 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 27960 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 27960 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 948
Population Density 108 people per sq mi
Housing Units 983
Median Home Value $395,500
Land Area 8.77 sq mi
Water Area 7.39 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 420
Median Household Income $48,644

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 42

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


 Male 470 50%
 Female 478 50%


 White 906 95.6%
 Black Or African American 15 1.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.4%
 Asian 2 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 15 1.6%
 Two Or More Races 6 0.6%

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 183 44%
 Single Guardian 56 13%
 Singles 139 33%
 Singles With Roommate 42 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 305 73%
 Households with Kids 115 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 27960 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 27960 were primarily built in the 1970s. Looking at 27960 real estate data, the median home value of $395,500 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 27960 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 27960 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 944 99.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 4 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 125 13%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 144 15%
 Renter Occupied Households 151 15%
 Households Vacant 563 57%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 362 64.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 0.9%
 For Sale Only 12 2.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 0.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 152 27.0%
 For Migrant Workers 3 0.5%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 28 5.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 32 38%
 3+ Bedroom 53 62%
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 $48,644 is compared to the rest of the country.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. 27960 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 27960 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 27960 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. 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 178 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 166 36%
 No Earnings 121 26%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 178 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 166 36%
 No Earnings 121 26%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 172 57%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 132 43%
 Worked at Home 0 0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 27960 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 0 0%
 High School Graduate 211 91%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 22 9%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 114 88%
 Enrolled in Private School 15 12%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 27960

ZIP Code 27960 is in the Hyde County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 27960.

Ocracoke School
120 Schoolhouse Rd
Ocracoke, NC 27960
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Hyde County School District

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