Wanchese is a census-designated place located in Dare County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 1,527.
Wanchese is located at 35°50'42" North, 75°38'22" West (35.845046, -75.639544)1, on the southern end of Roanoke Island.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 14.2 km˛ (5.5 mi˛). 12.1 km˛ (4.7 mi˛) of it is land and 2.0 km˛ (0.8 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 14.26% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,527 people, 614 households, and 432 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 125.7/km˛ (325.8/mi˛). There are 690 housing units at an average density of 56.8/km˛ (147.2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 98.10% White, 0.33% African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. 1.83% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 614 households out of which 32.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% are married couples living together, 9.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% are non-families. 22.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 2.96.
In the CDP the population is spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP is $39,250, and the median income for a family is $43,173. Males have a median income of $28,958 versus $21,591 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $17,492. 8.1% of the population and 5.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.1% of those under the age of 18 and 16.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
- Maps and aerial photos
- Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=35.845046&longitude=-75.639544&zoom=6)
- Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=35.845046&lon=-75.639544&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
- Aerial photograph from Terraserver (http://terraservice.net/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-75.639544&lat=35.845046&w=750&h=500)