Kill Devil Hills, NC

Kill Devil Hills, situated in Dare County, is a small town made up of 5.5 square miles.

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The town is home to the Wright Brothers National Memorial, which was built in honor of the Wright Brothers' successful flying of the first airplane.


The median resident age in Kill Devil Hills is 39 years. The median estimated household income is about $52,000 making it about $4,000 more than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $28,000. The average price for a home in Kill Devil Hills is about $249,000 (2015) which is $89,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,100 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Kill Devil Hills is 89% White, 8% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, and 1% other. 94% of the population are high school graduates, with 27% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 44% are married, 17% are divorced, 4% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 29% that have never been married. 

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Dare County

Kill Devil Hills belongs to Dare County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The county, named after Virginia Dare, is part of the Kill Devil Hills, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Dare County has a population of 34,000 and the town Manteo, with a population of 1,400, is the county seat.

Dare County borders Hyde, Currituck, and Tyrell counties.

Dare County is made up of 1,563 square miles. 383 of which is land with the remaining 1,180 as water.

The county has the largest total area of any county in North Carolina, but is ranked 68th out of the 100 counties in the amount of land.


The population of Kill Devil Hills, NC is about 6,700. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1970's.


The elevation of Kill Devil Hills, NC is seven feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Kill Devil Hills, NC is 27948.

Area Code

The area code for Kill Devil Hills, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Kill Devil Hills and Dare County have voted mostly Republican, with 57% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 63% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 31% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 6%.


The unemployment rate for Kill Devil Hills is about 5% (2015), making it roughly equal to the state average of around 5%.

Construction, accommodation, and public administration make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Outer Banks Sentinel and The Coastland Times are the primary newspapers that cover the Dare County area.


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