Wanchese, North Carolina Population 2024

1,918

Wanchese is a city located in Dare County North Carolina. Wanchese has a 2024 population of 1,918. Wanchese is currently declining at a rate of -2.19% annually and its population has decreased by -8.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,092 in 2020.

The average household income in Wanchese is $92,374 with a poverty rate of 4.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wanchese is 37.6 years, 35.8 years for males, and 39.3 years for females.

Wanchese Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wanchese was:

  • White: 96.36%
  • Other race: 2.04%
  • Two or more races: 1.6%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
411.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-8.32% (-174)
The current population of Wanchese, North Carolina is 1,918 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,092.

Wanchese, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,93296.36%
Other race412.04%
Two or more races321.6%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wanchese Population by Race

Wanchese Population Pyramid 2024

Wanchese Median Age

37.6

Total

35.8

Male

39.3

Female

Wanchese Adults

There are 1,427 adults, (341 of whom are seniors) in Wanchese.

Wanchese Age Dependency

84.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wanchese Sex Ratio

Female1,01650.67%
Male98949.33%

Wanchese Population by Age

Wanchese Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7232.7776.923.1
Married3372.9987.812.2
Female1803.8449.450.6
Non Family1701.1886.513.5
Male36366.733.3

3.1

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

76.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wanchese Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade332.44%
9th to 12th Grade876.42%
High School Graduate51037.64%
Some College24217.86%
Associates Degree826.05%
Bachelors Degree33324.58%
Graduate Degree685.02%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wanchese Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wanchese Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,2751,168401
Hispanic60470
2+ Races20200
Other Race17170

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 31.45%.

Wanchese Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$38,901$40,865$35,826
Less Than 9th Grade$27,167$21,094$31,094
High School Graduate$37,708$38,880$28,839
Some College$35,000$49,107$0
Bachelors Degree$51,030$94,917$41,591
Graduate Degree$57,857$0$68,214

$38,901

Average Earnings

$40,865

Average Male

$35,826

Average Female

Wanchese Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wanchese Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wanchese Language

94.28% of Wanchese residents speak only English, while 5.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.81% of the population.

Wanchese Language

Wanchese Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,859794.25%
Multiple321753.13%

4.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.47%

Male Poverty Rate

5.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wanchese

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wanchese is Multiple, with 53.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wanchese is White, with 4.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.48%.

Wanchese Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.33%
Some College10.49%
High School3.73%
Bachelors or Greater1.5%

Wanchese Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed8.55%
Male Employed4.73%
Female Unemployed0%

Wanchese Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wanchese Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$71,484$92,374
Families$78,661$94,466
Married Families$96,328$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,570$66,866

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wanchese Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wanchese Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wanchese Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Wanchese Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wanchese Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

84

Number of Veterans

84

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam45
First Gulf War27
Second Gulf War25
Korea6
World War II4

Wanchese Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+25
65 to 7422
35 to 5421
55 to 6412
18 to 344

Wanchese Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White846.12%

Wanchese Veterans by Race

Wanchese Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.1%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wanchese Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

75.2%

Labor Force Participation

74.6%

Employment Rate

0.8%

Unemployment Rate

Wanchese Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wanchese Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wanchese Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

64.99%

Born in Wanchese

96.56%

Native Born

3.44%

Foreign Born

3.44%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.56% of Wanchese residents were born in the United States, with 64.99% having been born in North Carolina. 3.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wanchese Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,918-43-2.19%
20231,961-44-2.19%
20222,005693.56%
20211,936-156-7.46%
20202,09236020.79%
20191,732-100-5.46%
20181,83221313.16%
20171,619835.4%
20161,536614.14%
20151,475-278-15.86%
20141,753-111-5.95%
20131,864-70-3.62%
20121,93422112.9%
20111,713714.32%
20101,64200%

Wanchese Population by Year