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Zip Code 27981, Wanchese, NC

ZIP Code 27981 Details

Zip Code:27981
State:NC [North Carolina]
Counties:DARE, NC
Multi County:No
City Alias(es):Wanchese
Area Code:252
City Type:P [Post Office]
Classification: [Non-Unique]
Time Zone:Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Observes Daylight Saving:Yes
Elevation:6 ft
State FIPS:37
County FIPS:055
Division:South Atlantic
Intro Date:<2004-10

ZIP Code 27981 2010 Census Demographics

Current Population:826
2010 Population:1,643
Households per ZIP Code:681
Average House Value:$246,000
Avg. Income Per Household:$66,581
Persons Per Household:2.41
White Population:1,598
Black Population:11
Hispanic Population:72
Asian Population:4
American Indian Population:15
Hawaiian Population:2
Other Population:38
Male Population:803
Female Population:840
Median Age:40.90 years
Male Median Age:39.90 years
Female Median Age:42.10 years

ZIP Code 27981 Other Demographics

# Residential Mailboxes:343
# Business Mailboxes:14
Total Delivery Receptacles:839
Number of Businesses:66
1st Quarter Payroll:$6,158,000
Annual Payroll:$26,399,000
# of Employees:622
Water Area:3.331 sq mi
Land Area:9.112 sq mi
118th Congressional District:03
118th Congressional Land Area:7810.08 sq mi
Single Family Delivery Units:343
Multi Family Delivery Units:0
# Residential Mailboxes:343
# Business Mailboxes:14
Total Delivery Receptacles:839

ZIP Code 27981 Social Security Benefits

  2018 2019 Delta
Total Beneficiaries: 340 340 0
Retired Workers: 245 250 +5
Disabled Workers: 40 35 -5
Widow(er)s and Parents: 30 30 0
Spouses: 10 10 0
Children: 15 15 0
65+: 265 275 +10
Monthly Benefits - All: $458,000 $462,000 +$4,000
Monthly Benefits - Retired Workers: $351,000 $362,000 +$11,000
Monthly Benefits - Widow(ers): $39,000 $39,000 $0

ZIP Code 27981 Statistical Areas

CBSA: 28620
CBSA Name: Kill Devil Hills, NC
CBSA Type: Micro
CBSA Division: 
CBSA Division Name: 
CBSA Population:33,920
CBSA Division Population:0
MSA Name: 
PMSA Name: 
City State Key:Y16726
Preferred Last Line Key:Y16726
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  1. U.S. Postal Service [Last Updated: 3/1/2023],
  2. Internal Data Creation [Last Updated: 3/1/2023],
  3. U.S. Geological Survey [Updated as needed],
  4. U.S. Census [Updated Yearly],
  5. U.S. Census American National Standards Institute (ANSI) [Last Updated: 3/1/2023],
  6. U.S. Census 2010 [Decennial] [Last Updated: 1/1/2010],
  7. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Updated Yearly],