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Profile for Ocracoke, North Carolina, NC

pelican flies over Pamlico Sound
pelican flies over Pamlico Sound
Date taken: March 2006
Contributed by loserarmstrong on February 6, 2007

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Ocracoke is in Hyde County.

The community name derives from Indian term for "enclosed place" or "fort."

The latitude of Ocracoke is 35.114N. The longitude is -75.981W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 769.


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Median household income
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$34,315
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ocracoke demographic reports
Ocracoke is on Ocracoke Island.
Historic sites and museums: Ocracoke Island Lighthouse

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18% of Ocracoke residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ocracoke ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ocracoke was $18,032, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of Ocracoke residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Ocracoke, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $377.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $950.


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Hyde County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ocracoke political report.

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The average commute time for Ocracoke workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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