Ocracoke, NC

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Population

404

0.247% decline

Median Age

35.1


Median Household Income

$59,904

4.69% decline

Number of Employees

192

4.48% decline

About

In 2017, Ocracoke, NC had a population of 404 people with a median age of 35.1 and a median household income of $59,904. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ocracoke, NC declined from 405 to 404, a -0.247% decrease and its median household income declined from $62,853 to $59,904, a -4.69% decrease.

The population of Ocracoke, NC is 54.5% White Alone, 44.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.24% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Ocracoke, NC speak a non-English language, and 76.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Ocracoke, NC is N/A, and the homeownership rate is 38%. Most people in Ocracoke, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 4.74 minutes. The average car ownership in Ocracoke, NC is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Ocracoke, NC employs 192 people. The largest industries in Ocracoke, NC are Accommodation & Food Services (112 people), Retail Trade (34 people), and Utilities (33 people), and the highest paying industries are Total ($25,369), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($21,071), and Accommodation & Food Services ($21,071).

Median household income in Ocracoke, NC is $59,904. Males in Ocracoke, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Ocracoke, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,904

2017 value

± $48,588

-4.69%

1 Year Growth

± 130%

Households in Ocracoke, NC have a median annual income of $59,904, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $62,853 in 2016, which represents a -4.69% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ocracoke, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ocracoke, NC was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

0% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ocracoke, NC (0 out of 400 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 5.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    0 ± 61

  2. Black

    0 ± 61

  3. Native American

    0 ± 61

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

192

2017 Value

± 129

-4.48%

1 Year decline

± 102%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ocracoke, NC declined at a rate of -4.48%, from 201 employees to 192 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ocracoke, NC, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (62 people), Sales & Related Occupations (34 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (33 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ocracoke, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ocracoke, NC, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (62 people), Sales & Related Occupations (34 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (33 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ocracoke, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (5.57 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (5.56 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (5.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ocracoke, NC, by median earnings, are Sales & Office Occupations ($26,174), Total ($25,369), and Service Occupations ($20,918).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

192

2017 Value

± 129

-4.48%

1 Year decline

± 102%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ocracoke, NC declined at a rate of -4.48%, from 201 employees to 192 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ocracoke, NC, are Accommodation & Food Services (112 people), Retail Trade (34 people), and Utilities (33 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Ocracoke, NC, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (112 people), Retail Trade (34 people), and Utilities (33 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ocracoke, NC has an unusually high number of Utilities (21.1 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (7.66 times), and Retail Trade (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ocracoke, NC, by median earnings, are Total ($25,369), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($21,071), and Accommodation & Food Services ($21,071).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

65.1% of the population of Ocracoke, NC has health coverage, with 49.3% on employee plans, 10.1% on Medicaid, 5.45% on Medicare, 0.248% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Ocracoke, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Ocracoke, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

34.9%

Uninsured

49.3%

Employer Coverage

10.1%

Medicaid

5.45%

Medicare

0.248%

Non-Group

0%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ocracoke, NC grew by 37.2% from 25.4% to 34.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ocracoke, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Ocracoke, NC is home to a population of 404 people, from which 76.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 23.5% of Ocracoke, NC residents were born outside of the country (95 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ocracoke, NC is composed of 220 White Alone residents (54.5%), 178 Hispanic or Latino residents (44.1%), 5 Black or African American Alone residents (1.24%), 1 Two or More Races residents (0.248%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ocracoke, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

14

Median Native-Born Age

± 48.1

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ocracoke, NC was 35.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 14, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Ocracoke, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Ocracoke, NC residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

23.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

95 people

13.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

54 people

As of 2017, 23.5% of Ocracoke, NC residents (95 people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ocracoke, NC was 13.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

76.5%

2017 Citizenship

86.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 76.5% of Ocracoke, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ocracoke, NC was 86.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    220 ± 169

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    178 ± 147

  3. Black or African American Alone

    5 ± 9

In 2017, there were 1.24 times more White Alone residents (220 people) in Ocracoke, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 178 Hispanic or Latino and 5 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Ocracoke, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Ocracoke, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Ocracoke, NC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    24 ± 26

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    0 ± 21

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    0 ± 17

Ocracoke, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ocracoke, NC was N/A in N/A, which is N/A times the same as the national average of $217,600. Between N/A and N/A the median property value increased from N/A to N/A, a N/A N/A. The homeownership rate in Ocracoke, NC is 38%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ocracoke, NC have an average commute time of 4.74 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ocracoke, NC is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$59,904

Median Household Income

± $48,588

121

Number of Households

± 91

In 2017, the median household income of the 121 households in Ocracoke, NC declined from $59,904 from the previous year's value of $62,853.

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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Housing

Property Value

N/A Median

  1. N/A

    ± N/A

  2. N/A

    ± N/A

In N/A, the median property value in Ocracoke, NC N/A to N/A from the previous year's value of N/A.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ocracoke, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ocracoke, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $400k - $500k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ocracoke, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ocracoke, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

38%

2017 Homeownership

29.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 38% of the housing units in Ocracoke, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 29.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ocracoke, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

4.74 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ocracoke, NC have a shorter commute time (4.74 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Ocracoke, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    56.8%

  2. Other

    25.5%

  3. Bicycle

    17.2%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ocracoke, NC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Other and those who Bicycle.

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