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Encyclopedia > Ocracoke Island

Ocracoke is a census-designated place and town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, in Hyde County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 769.

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History

Ocracoke was the site of Fort Ocracoke, a Confederate fort constructed at the beginning during the American Civil War. Fort Ocracoke was abandoned in August 1861 and destroyed by Union forces a month later.


Geography

Location of Ocracoke, North Carolina

Ocracoke is located at 35°6'46" North, 75°58'33" West (35.112687, -75.975895)1.


Ocracoke Island lies along North Carolina's Outer Banks. It is inaccessible by road, although there is regular ferry service to the town and the Ocracoke Island Airport (FAA Identifier W95) provides access via small aircraft.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 24.9 km˛ (9.6 mi˛). 24.8 km˛ (9.6 mi˛) of it is land and 0.2 km˛ (0.1 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.62% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 769 people, 370 households, and 219 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 31.1/km˛ (80.4/mi˛). There are 784 housing units at an average density of 31.7/km˛ (82.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 96.10% White, 1.69% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.95% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 370 households out of which 17.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% are married couples living together, 8.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% are non-families. 30.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.08 and the average family size is 2.55.


In the CDP the population is spread out with 13.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 34.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 46 years. For every 100 females there are 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.0 males.


The median income for a household in the CDP is $34,315, and the median income for a family is $38,750. Males have a median income of $26,667 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $18,032. 9.3% of the population and 7.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.8% of those under the age of 18 and 10.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


External link

  • Official website of Ocracoke Village, NC (http://www.ocracoke-nc.com/)

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=35.112687&longitude=-75.975895&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=35.112687&lon=-75.975895&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-75.975895&lat=35.112687&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Ocracoke Island - definition of Ocracoke Island in Encyclopedia (452 words)
Ocracoke is a census-designated place and town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, in Hyde County, North Carolina.
Ocracoke was the site of Fort Ocracoke, a Confederate fort constructed at the beginning during the American Civil War.
Fort Ocracoke was abandoned in August 1861 and destroyed by Union forces a month later.
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