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ZIP Code 27981

Primary City:Wanchese, NC (View All Cities)
County: Dare County
Timezone: Eastern (7:49am)
Area code: 252 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.85, -75.64
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 27981

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 27981. 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 27981. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 27981, 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:
Wanchese, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 27981 ZIP Code

ZIP code 27981 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 27981 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 extremely large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 27981 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,643
Population Density 208 people per sq mi
Housing Units 794
Median Home Value $174,100
Land Area 7.90 sq mi
Water Area 1.96 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 681
Median Household Income $51,910

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 42

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male48535046565251465868615255322026218
Female567039373656416056576185533531262318
Total104123898392108921061141251221371086751524426

Gender

 Male 803 49%
 Female 840 51%
Gender

Race

 White 1,576 95.9%
 Black Or African American 3 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.2%
 Asian 3 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 32 1.9%
 Two Or More Races 25 1.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner63383103116635416
Renter28553938221483
Total3488122141138776219

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 376 55%
 Single Guardian 94 14%
 Singles 174 26%
 Singles With Roommate 37 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 455 67%
 Households with Kids 226 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male9121271014119911166413712108911
Female1413892415109126145867413943
Total2325201634292118211730111219141623171314

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 27981 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 27981 were primarily built in the 1990s. Looking at 27981 real estate data, the median home value of $174,100 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 27981 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 27981 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,643 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 272 34%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 202 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 207 26%
 Households Vacant 113 14%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 30 27%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Sale Only 7 6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 42 37%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 32 28%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 80 46%
 3+ Bedroom 95 54%
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 $51,910 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 27981 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 622 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 397 28%
 No Earnings 403 28%
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 622 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 397 28%
 No Earnings 403 28%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 857 93%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 30 3%
 Worked at Home 35 4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. 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 83 14%
 High School Graduate 474 77%
 Associate's degree 15 2%
 Bachelor's degree 36 6%
 Master's degree 5 1%
 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 391 86%
 Enrolled in Private School 16 4%
 Not Enrolled in School 46 10%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 27981

ZIP Code 27981 is in the Private. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 27981.

Wanchese Christian Academy
39 the Lane
Wanchese, NC 27981
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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