Nags Head, North Carolina

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Population in 2022: 3,163 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +17.1%
 
Males: 1,671  (52.8%)
Females: 1,492  (47.2%)
Median resident age:

60.0 years
North Carolina median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 27959.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $89,273 (it was $53,095 in 2000)
Nags Head:

$89,273
NC:

$67,481

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $57,320 (it was $30,157 in 2000)

Nags Head town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $510,432 (it was $143,400 in 2000)
Nags Head:

$510,432
NC:

$280,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $490,836; detached houses: $521,859; townhouses or other attached units: $340,360; in 2-unit structures: $268,425; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $316,074; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $368,270; mobile homes: $94,278

Median gross rent in 2022: $951.

March 2022 cost of living index in Nags Head: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 1.3%
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  • Races in Nags Head, NC (2022)
    • 2,92490.8%White alone
    • 1153.6%Hispanic
    • 672.1%Two or more races
    • 451.4%Black alone
    • 270.8%Other race alone
    • 190.6%Asian alone

Races in Nags Head detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Nags Head, North Carolina as of July 17, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Nags Head is 972 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Nags Head by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(67.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(32.8)
6
(217.6)
1
(35.8)
3
(106.5)
8
(283.0)
1
(35.1)
2
(69.9)
1
(34.0)
1
(34.0)
4
(136.8)
2
(67.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(99.3)
2
(62.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(32.8)
1
(36.3)
1
(35.8)
4
(142.0)
3
(106.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.0)
1
(34.0)
1
(34.0)
1
(34.2)
1
(33.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(229.4)
9
(326.4)
12
(429.8)
3
(106.5)
9
(318.4)
4
(140.2)
6
(209.8)
12
(408.4)
17
(577.6)
6
(205.1)
13
(438.7)
4
(133.4)
3
(99.3)
9
(279.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
163
(5,343)
141
(5,114)
216
(7,736)
146
(5,185)
82
(2,901)
69
(2,419)
159
(5,559)
123
(4,187)
100
(3,398)
49
(1,675)
23
(776.2)
15
(500.2)
14
(463.4)
12
(372.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
191
(6,260)
190
(6,892)
200
(7,163)
158
(5,611)
167
(5,907)
98
(3,435)
108
(3,776)
119
(4,050)
105
(3,568)
89
(3,043)
81
(2,734)
90
(3,001)
95
(3,145)
60
(1,865)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(98.3)
3
(108.8)
3
(107.4)
5
(177.6)
2
(70.7)
1
(35.1)
2
(69.9)
5
(170.2)
2
(68.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(101.2)
2
(66.7)
6
(198.6)
2
(62.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(32.8)
4
(145.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.1)
4
(139.9)
1
(34.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.7)
1
(33.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index714.2892.6962.0750.7766.9365.6654.2587.8538.9399.7458.7187.1273.4211.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Nags Head, NC

Crime rate in Nags Head detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 24 (22 officers - 21 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.28
North Carolina average:

2.27
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Ancestries: Italian (21.0%), English (19.0%), American (17.1%), Irish (11.3%), German (8.0%), Polish (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 6.54 square miles.

Population density: 484 people per square mile   (low).

Nags Head, North Carolina map

46 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.4%
North Carolina:

8.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $2,161 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $2,454 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Virginia Beach, VA (67.7 miles , pop. 425,257).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (282.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Manteo, NC (1.9 miles ),
Wanchese, NC (2.5 miles ),
Kill Devil Hills, NC (2.7 miles ),
Manns Harbor, NC (3.0 miles ),
Kitty Hawk, NC (3.3 miles ),
Southern Shores, NC (3.9 miles ),
Duck, NC (4.3 miles ),
Rodanthe, NC (5.0 miles )

Latitude: 35.93 N, Longitude: 75.62 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,722 (+84.5%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 795 (53.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

Distribution of median household income in Nags Head, NC in 2022
Distribution of house value in Nags Head, NC in 2022
Nags Head satellite photo by USGS

Nags Head tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 19 buildings, average cost: $689,400
  • 2021: 26 buildings, average cost: $617,400
  • 2020: 21 buildings, average cost: $386,300
  • 2019: 14 buildings, average cost: $427,900
  • 2018: 36 buildings, average cost: $424,300
  • 2017: 38 buildings, average cost: $427,900
  • 2016: 39 buildings, average cost: $446,900
  • 2015: 26 buildings, average cost: $361,500
  • 2014: 45 buildings, average cost: $515,300
  • 2013: 26 buildings, average cost: $324,000
  • 2012: 37 buildings, average cost: $357,200
  • 2011: 22 buildings, average cost: $310,100
  • 2010: 20 buildings, average cost: $304,300
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $428,900
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $391,700
  • 2007: 35 buildings, average cost: $348,500
  • 2006: 45 buildings, average cost: $331,200
  • 2005: 94 buildings, average cost: $365,000
  • 2004: 95 buildings, average cost: $345,500
  • 2003: 130 buildings, average cost: $299,800
  • 2002: 209 buildings, average cost: $302,100
  • 2001: 156 buildings, average cost: $217,000
  • 2000: 159 buildings, average cost: $191,800
  • 1999: 98 buildings, average cost: $175,100
  • 1998: 107 buildings, average cost: $189,400
  • 1997: 93 buildings, average cost: $163,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Nags Head, NC residents
Average permit cost in Nags Head, NC
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.1%
North Carolina:

3.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +871 (+47.6%).
Most common industries in Nags Head, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (9.2%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Health care (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.4%)
  • Public administration (11.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.5%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (13.0%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Nags Head, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Carpenters (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Carpenters (7.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Top executives (4.2%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)

Average climate in Nags Head, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Nags Head, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Nags Head-area historical tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1982, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the Nags Head town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/31/1978, a category F2 tornado 7.4 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Nags Head-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 187.6 miles away from Nags Head center
On 1/15/2019 at 23:30:48, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 170.4 miles away from Nags Head center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 170.8 miles away from Nags Head center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 187.5 miles away from Nags Head center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 190.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 308.0 miles away from Nags Head center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dare County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 17, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Nags Head topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Nags Head:

  • THE OUTER BANKS HOSPITAL, INC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 4800 SOUTH CROATAN HIGHWAY)
  • COLONY RIDGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (430 WEST HEALTH CENTER DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Nags Head:

  • DARE COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; MANTEO, NC)
  • DARE HOME HEALTH HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; MANTEO, NC)
  • REGIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES INC (Hospital, about 13 miles away; KITTY HAWK, NC)

Heliports located in Nags Head:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nags Head:

  • Elizabeth City State University (about 41 miles; Elizabeth City, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,803)
  • Regent University (about 69 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 3,429)
  • ECPI University (about 71 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 10,694)
  • Norfolk State University (about 73 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 6,032)
  • Tidewater Community College (about 74 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 20,975)
  • Old Dominion University (about 77 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 19,825)
  • Hampton University (about 86 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,494)

Public high school in Nags Head:

Public elementary/middle school in Nags Head:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Nags Head is another name for outer bankes added by Katt

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Nags Head: Britthaven of Outer Banks (A), Dare County Sheriff's Office (B), Nags Head Police Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Outer Banks Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Nags Head: Jockey's Ridge State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: United States Government - Interior Department- National Park Service- Maintenance Off (Recreation Areas; 22 Vst Park Service Road) (1), Dowdy's Amusement Park (Arcades & Amusements; 3005 South Croatan Highway) (2), Bodie Island Adventures (Tours & Charters; 7649 South Virginia Dare Trail) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn South Oceanfront (8031 Old Oregon Inlet Road) (1), Blue Heron Motel (6811 South Virginia Dare Trail) (2), Dolphin Oceanfront Motel (8017 South Old Oregon Inlet Road) (3), Fin 'n Feather Waterside Inn (7740 South Virginia Dare Trail) (4), Colonial Inn Motel (3329 South Virginia Dare Trail) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Dare County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

60.6%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.8%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
77 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
119 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere in 2000
5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Nags Head (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Nags Head Branch at 2619 Croatan Highway, branch established on 1954/05/20; Village Mall Branch at 103 East Mall Drive, branch established on 1983/06/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Bank of Hampton Roads: Nags Head Branch at 2808 South Croatan Highway, branch established on 2004/08/23. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $1,899.1 mil, Deposits: $1,581.4 mil, headquarters in Norfolk, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 47 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group Vi Lp
  • First South Bank: Kill Devil Hills Branch at 2236 South Croatan Hwy, branch established on 2002/06/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $744.4 mil, Deposits: $644.7 mil, headquarters in Washington, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: First South Bancorp, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Nags Head Branch at 105 West Seachase Drive, branch established on 2005/12/22. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • The East Carolina Bank: Nags Head Branch at Third Street And Highway 158 Bypass, branch established on 1971/04/29. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $921.7 mil, Deposits: $797.6 mil, headquarters in Engelhard, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Ecb Bancorp, Inc.
  • Monarch Bank: Obx Branch at 2525 S. Croatan Hwy, branch established on 2009/12/14. Info updated 2007/03/01: Bank assets: $909.3 mil, Deposits: $744.8 mil, headquarters in Chesapeake, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Monarch Financial Holdings, Inc

For population 15 years and over in Nags Head:

Marital status in Nags Head, NC
  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 65.4%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

For population 25 years and over in Nags Head:

  • High school or higher: 96.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 52.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
North Carolina average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Nags Head
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Nags Head, NC (based on Dare County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,41021
Evangelical Protestant4,02335
Catholic1,7473
Other4524
None21,288-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
This county:

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Dare County:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Here:

9.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 123
Dare County:

36.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dare County:

24.3%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.0%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Nags Head:

49.6%
State:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Nags Head:

46.2%
North Carolina:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Nags Head:

29.4
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Nags Head:

23.6%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Nags Head:

11.3%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

38.3%
North Carolina:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

55.4%
State:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Nags Head:

76.5%
North Carolina:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Nags Head, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 24$120,293$60,1470$0
Police Protection - Officers 20$241,610$144,9660$0
Other and Unallocable 17$80,797$57,0330$0
Other Government Administration 16$110,575$82,9311$693
Solid Waste Management 10$31,793$38,1520$0
Water Supply 9$84,457$112,6090$0
Financial Administration 8$37,399$56,0992$2,378
Police - Other 5$32,840$78,8160$0
Fire - Other 4$28,963$86,8890$0
Totals for Government 113$768,727$81,6353$3,071

Nags Head government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $864,000 ($273.16)
    General - Other: $588,000 ($185.90)
    Regular Highways: $290,000 ($91.69)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,400,000 ($758.77)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,388,000 ($754.98)
    General - Other: $2,276,000 ($719.57)
    Water Utilities: $1,885,000 ($595.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,590,000 ($502.69)
    Central Staff Services: $1,130,000 ($357.26)
    Financial Administration: $792,000 ($250.40)
    Health - Other: $567,000 ($179.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $93,000 ($29.40)
    Regular Highways: $69,000 ($21.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $37,000 ($11.70)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Water Utilities: $832,000 ($263.04)
    Other - Central Staff Services: $55,000 ($17.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $280,000 ($88.52)
    General - Other: $255,000 ($80.62)
    Police Protection: $228,000 ($72.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $149,000 ($47.11)
    Financial Administration: $62,000 ($19.60)
    Central Staff Services: $50,000 ($15.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,000 ($5.69)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($3.16)
    Health - Other: $10,000 ($3.16)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($1.58)

Nags Head government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $70,000 ($22.13)
    Other: $36,000 ($11.38)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000 ($0.63)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $674,000 ($213.09)
    General Local Government Support: $29,000 ($9.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $151,000 ($47.74)
    Rents: $124,000 ($39.20)
    Sale of Property: $22,000 ($6.96)
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000 ($4.11)
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,000 ($2.21)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,700,000 ($853.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $846,000 ($267.47)
    Other: $472,000 ($149.23)
    Highways: $119,000 ($37.62)
  • Tax - Property: $8,560,000 ($2706.29)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,012,000 ($952.26)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,340,000 ($739.80)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $230,000 ($72.72)
    Other License: $22,000 ($6.96)

Nags Head government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $551,000 ($174.20)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $460,000 ($145.43)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $417,000 ($131.84)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $325,000 ($102.75)
Businesses in Nags Head, NC
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1KFC1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Aeropostale1New Balance1
Applebee's1Outback1
Dairy Queen1Outback Steakhouse1
DressBarn1RadioShack1
Dressbarn1SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts1Sears1
FedEx1Staples1
GNC1Subway2
Gap1U.S. Cellular1
Gymboree1UPS7
H&R Block1Vans4
IZOD1YMCA1
J.Crew1

Strongest AM radio stations in Nags Head:

  • WOBX (1530 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WANCHESE, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO, INC.)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WHKT (1650 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Nags Head:

  • WVOD (99.1 FM; MANTEO, NC; Owner: CONVERGENT BROADCASTING LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WZPR (92.3 FM; NAGS HEAD, NC; Owner: CONVERGENT BROADCASTING OUTER BANKS LLC)
  • WOBR-FM (95.3 FM; WANCHESE, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOBX-FM (98.1 FM; MANTEO, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO, INC.)
  • WURI (90.9 FM; MANTEO, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • W219BO (91.7 FM; MANTEO, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCXL (104.1 FM; KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC; Owner: MAX RADIO OF THE CAROLINAS LICENSES LLC)
  • WRSF (105.7 FM; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO, INC.)
  • WWOC (94.5 FM; HATTERAS, NC; Owner: MAX MEDIA OF THE CAROLINAS LLC)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WFMI (100.9 FM; SOUTHERN SHORES, NC; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • W215AU (90.9 FM; MANTEO, NC; Owner: UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA CHAPEL HILL)

TV broadcast stations around Nags Head:

  • WSKY-TV (Channel 4; MANTEO, NC; Owner: SKY TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WUND-TV (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
Nags Head fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Nags Head fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 13.7mTotal length
  • 21,000Total average daily traffic
  • 2,520Total average daily truck traffic
  • 42,000Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Nags Head)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Nags Head, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Nags Head)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Nags Head)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 49. The highest number of fire incidents - 90 took place in 2006, and the least - 15 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Nags Head, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (48.3%), and Outside Fires (39.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Nags Head, NC
    • 40048.3%Structure Fires
    • 32839.6%Outside Fires
    • 657.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 354.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Nags Head, NC
Most common first names in Nags Head, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2082.6 years
Robert2067.2 years
William1773.5 years
John1678.2 years
George1272.1 years
James1274.1 years
Margaret1084.5 years
Joseph974.1 years
Helen882.5 years
Charles867.0 years
Most common last names in Nags Head, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Midgett1280.9 years
Smith1077.5 years
Williams1079.7 years
Johnson881.0 years
Brown684.8 years
Mann675.2 years
Tillett677.0 years
Scarborough581.4 years
Davis582.6 years
Thompson576.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Nags Head, NC
  • 94.9%Electricity
  • 3.3%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Nags Head, NC
  • 96.8%Electricity
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Nags Head compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Nags Head on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
There are 11 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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