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Wanchese is in Dare County, in the Kill Devil Hills metro area.
The community was named for an American Indian taken back to England by colonists
The latitude of Wanchese is 35.842N. The longitude is -75.638W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,527.
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13% of Wanchese residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wanchese ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wanchese was $17,492, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Wanchese residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wanchese, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $423. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $881.
Dare County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wanchese political report.
The average commute time for Wanchese workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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