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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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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.
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.
Libraries in Ocracoke include Ocracoke Branch Library ... View libraries
Hyde County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ocracoke political report.
The average commute time for Ocracoke workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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