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ZIP Code 27920

Post Office City:Buxton, NC (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Dare County
Timezone: Eastern (6:22pm)
Area code: 252 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.26, -75.53
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 27920

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 27920. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 27920 is usually the name of the main post office. When mailing your package or letter, always include the preferred or acceptable cities. Using any city in the list of unacceptable cities may result in delays.

Primary/preferred city:
Buxton, NC
Cape Hatteras Naval Facility

Stats and Demographics for the 27920 ZIP Code

ZIP code 27920 is located in eastern 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 27920 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 extremely large. There are also a slightly less than average number of families and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 27920 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

For more information, see Buxton, NC households.

Population 1,326
Population Density 363 people per sq mi
Housing Units 877
Median Home Value $271,300
Land Area 3.66 sq mi
Water Area 0.95 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 540
Median Household Income $36,964

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 42

Under 5424890
85 Plus71017


 Male 681 51%
 Female 645 49%


 White 1,257 94.8%
 Black Or African American 6 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.2%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 45 3.4%
 Two Or More Races 16 1.2%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus819

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 269 50%
 Single Guardian 92 17%
 Singles 134 25%
 Singles With Roommate 45 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 360 67%
 Households with Kids 180 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 27920 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 27920 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1990s. Looking at 27920 real estate data, the median home value of $271,300 is high compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 27920 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 27920 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,326 100%
 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 197 22%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 164 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 179 20%
 Households Vacant 337 38%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 69 20.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 1.2%
 For Sale Only 6 1.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 0.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 216 64.1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 41 12.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 64 43%
 3+ Bedroom 85 57%
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 $36,964 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. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 27920 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 410 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 277 30%
 No Earnings 232 25%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 410 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 277 30%
 No Earnings 232 25%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 590 98%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 14 2%
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. Despite the lower high school graduation rates, slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 95 11%
 High School Graduate 611 72%
 Associate's degree 22 3%
 Bachelor's degree 105 12%
 Master's degree 10 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 265 80%
 Enrolled in Private School 27 8%
 Not Enrolled in School 38 12%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 27920

ZIP Code 27920 is in the Dare County School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 27920.

Cape Hatteras Secondary School
48576 Highway 12
Buxton, NC 27920
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Dare County School District
Cape Hatteras Elementary School
47500 Middle Ridge
Buxton, NC 27920
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Dare County School District

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