ZIP Code 27981 - Wanchese Map and Data

Official Zip Code NameWanchese
Zip Code StateNorth Carolina
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Dare
Area Code252
Current Population:1643
Racial Majority:White 93.1%
Unemployment Rate:4.4%
Median Household Income$47392
Average Adjusted Gross Income$46630
School Test Performance:Poor
Average Commute Time14.6 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range0 - 0 ft.
Area5 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)35.83710200, -75.63886400

Map of ZIP Code 27981 Border

Zip Code 27981 Description

Zip Code 27981 is located in the state of North Carolina in the Norfolk - Newport News - Virginia Beach metro area. Zip code 27981 is primarily located in Dare County. The official US Postal Service name for 27981 is WANCHESE, North Carolina. Portions of zip code 27981 are contained within or border the city limits of Wanchese, NC, . The area code for zip code 27981 is 252. 27981 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in North Carolina.

The current unemployment level in 27981 is 4.4% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 4.1% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 3.4% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 3.6%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 27981 increased to 1643 from 1556 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 27981 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 27981 public schools is . % of students in 27981 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 1632 93.1% 1541 +6%
 Black Or African American 0 0% 3 -100%
 Hispanic 102 5.82% 72 +42%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0% 4 -100%
 Asian 0 0% 3 -100%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 1 0% 1 -100%
 Two Or More Races 19 1.08% 19 +0%

Zip Code 27981 Race/Ethnicity

 White %
 Black Or African American %
 Hispanic %
 Asian %
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander %
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native %
 Two or More Races %

Zip Code 27981 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population16431556
Male Population48.90%
Female Population51.10%
Total Households681
Test Score PerformancePoor
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$47392
Income Under $50K Per Year51.70%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year37.30%
Income Above $100K Per Year11.00%
27981 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
North Carolina District 3Greg MurphyRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$171500
Average Real Estate Sale Price$70000
Current Unemployment Level 4.4%
Previous Month Unemployment Level6.0%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.6%
27954 - Manteo
Wanchese, NC
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8b: 15F to 20F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 63g - Carolinian Barrier Islands and Coastal Marshes
Average First Frost DatesNovember 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesMarch 21 - 31

Zip Code 27981 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)36364250596872716857474054
Avg Max Temp (°F)52536068758287868172635669
Avg Precip (In.)4.653.34.613.184.174.635.245.735.034.143.513.6751.85
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Kill Devil Hills, NC
CBSA Type27981
CBSA Population34007
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours