Kitty Hawk, NC

Kitty Hawk, situated in Dare County, is a town made up of 8.23 square miles.

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Kitty Hawk is located only four miles north of where the Wright brothers' would achieve the first flight with airplanes.  


The median resident age in Kitty Hawk is 48 years. The median estimated household income is about $56,000 making it about $8,000 more than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $34,000. The average price for a home in Kitty Hawk is about $318,000 (2015) which is 158,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,200 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Kitty Hawk is 94% White, 3% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races, and 2% other. 97% of the population are high school graduates, with 30% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 55% are married, 16% are divorced, 3% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 19% that have never been married. 

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Dare County

Kitty Hawk 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 Kitty Hawk, NC is about 3,300. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990s.


The elevation of Kitty Hawk, NC is seven feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Kitty Hawk, NC is 27949.

Area Code

The area code for Kitty Hawk, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Kitty Hawk 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 and Other making up around 6%.


The unemployment rate for Kitty Hawk is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%.

Construction, real estate, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

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


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