Ocracoke, NC

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2022 Population
715
11.7% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
47
1.29% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.3%
17.6% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$65,672
6.63% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$484,800
25.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ocracoke, NC had a population of 715 people with a median age of 47 and a median household income of $65,672. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ocracoke, NC declined from 810 to 715, a −11.7% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,591 to $65,672, a 6.63% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ocracoke, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (18.2%), White (Hispanic) (9.79%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.28%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in Ocracoke, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.4% of the residents in Ocracoke, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Ocracoke, NC was $484,800, and the homeownership rate was 84.4%.

Most people in Ocracoke, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Ocracoke, NC was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Ocracoke, NC is home to a population of 715 people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.79% of Ocracoke, NC residents were born outside of the country (70 people).

In 2022, there were 3.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (513 people) in Ocracoke, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 130 Two+ (Hispanic) and 70 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2022 Citizenship
88.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.4% of Ocracoke, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ocracoke, NC was 88.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ocracoke, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    513 ± 254
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    130 ± 133
  3. White (Hispanic)
    70 ± 112
28%
Hispanic Population
200 people

In 2022, there were 3.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (513 people) in Ocracoke, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 130 Two+ (Hispanic) and 70 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

28% of the people in Ocracoke, NC are hispanic (200 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Ocracoke, NC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.79%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
70 people
14.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
116 people

As of 2022, 9.79% of Ocracoke, NC residents (70 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ocracoke, NC was 14.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    0 ± 24
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    0 ± 20
  3. Vietnam
    0 ± 24

Ocracoke, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), NaNN times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ocracoke, NC employs 284 people. The largest industries in Ocracoke, NC are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (75 people), Public Administration (67 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (63 people), and the highest paying industries are Total ($17,903).

Occupations

284
2022 Value
± 182
−14.5%
1 Year decline
± 97.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ocracoke, NC declined at a rate of −14.5%, from 332 employees to 284 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ocracoke, NC, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations (90 people), Transportation Occupations (63 people), and Management Occupations (56 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ocracoke, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

284
2022 Value
± 182
−14.5%
1 Year decline
± 97.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ocracoke, NC declined at a rate of −14.5%, from 332 employees to 284 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ocracoke, NC, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (75 people), Public Administration (67 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (63 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ocracoke, NC, though some of these residents may live in Ocracoke, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$13,167
Median earning men ± $14,237
$19,677
Median earning women ± $83,552

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Civics

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Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ocracoke, NC was $484,800 in 2022, which is 1.72 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $387,500 to $484,800, a 25.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Ocracoke, NC is 84.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ocracoke, NC have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ocracoke, NC is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Property

$484,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$182,677
$302
Median Property Taxes
±$159

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The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Ocracoke, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Ocracoke, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$65,672
Median Household Income
± $44,181
358
Number of Households
± 172

In 2022, the median household income of the 358 households in Ocracoke, NC grew to $65,672 from the previous year's value of $61,591.

The following chart displays the households in Ocracoke, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ocracoke, NC is from Ocracoke, NC.
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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (14%)
  3. Carpooled (10.4%)

In 2022, 75.6% of workers in Ocracoke, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14%) and those who carpooled to work (10.4%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ocracoke, NC have a similar commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Ocracoke, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ocracoke, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ocracoke, NC have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ocracoke, NC (81 out of 715 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Males 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ocracoke, NC is White, followed by Black and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.8% of the population of Ocracoke, NC has health coverage, with 40.7% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 25.3% on Medicare, 6.43% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 15% under 18 years, 10.5% between 18 and 34 years, 49.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 57.1% were men and 42.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.2%
Uninsured
40.7%
Employer Coverage
17.3%
Medicaid
25.3%
Medicare
6.43%
Non-Group
0%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ocracoke, NC declined by 61.9% from 26.8% to 10.2%.

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