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Dare County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2017: 36,190 (71% urban, 29% rural); it was 29,967 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,214
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,904
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,454
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,217 (it was 3,236 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 384 sq. mi.

Water area: 1177.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 94 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Dare County: 90.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (36.0%), Educational, health and social services (16.1%), Construction (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Dare County, NC (2017)
    • 31,370104.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,6528.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8893.0%Two or more races
    • 6572.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2330.8%Asian alone
    • 1240.4%Some other race alone
    • 950.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

46.5 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years
Males: 17,808  (49.2%)
Females: 18,382  (50.8%)
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Average household size:
Dare County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,329 ($42,411 in 1999)
This county:

$58,329
North Carolina:

$52,752

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $941 (lower quartile is $686, upper quartile is $1,227)
This county:

$941
State:

$698


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $303,056 (it was $128,600 in 2000)
Dare:

$303,056
North Carolina:

$171,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $204,964 - $432,683
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,666
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $504

Institutionalized population: 133

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 38
  • Burglaries: 146
  • Thefts: 408
  • Auto thefts: 15

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 34
  • Burglaries: 161
  • Thefts: 421
  • Auto thefts: 19
Dare County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 547 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 1998: 656 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 1999: 793 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2000: 899 buildings, average cost: $201,100
  • 2001: 949 buildings, average cost: $216,600
  • 2002: 1119 buildings, average cost: $262,200
  • 2003: 833 buildings, average cost: $254,400
  • 2004: 813 buildings, average cost: $304,000
  • 2005: 691 buildings, average cost: $304,200
  • 2006: 418 buildings, average cost: $355,500
  • 2007: 302 buildings, average cost: $319,500
  • 2008: 197 buildings, average cost: $342,100
  • 2009: 117 buildings, average cost: $299,200
  • 2010: 135 buildings, average cost: $280,800
  • 2011: 151 buildings, average cost: $258,100
  • 2012: 221 buildings, average cost: $293,700
  • 2013: 201 buildings, average cost: $277,500
  • 2014: 219 buildings, average cost: $339,500
  • 2015: 266 buildings, average cost: $319,300
  • 2016: 309 buildings, average cost: $331,700
  • 2017: 306 buildings, average cost: $317,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Dare, NC residents
Average permit cost in Dare, NC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,892 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,541 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Dare, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dare, NC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Dare, NC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.1%
Dare County:

8.1%
North Carolina:

14.7%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.6% for Black residents, 15.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.8% for American Indian residents, 15.5% for other race residents, 15.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 46.5 years old
(Males: 45.6 years old, Females: 47.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.3 years old, Black residents: 42.9 years old, American Indian residents: 48.4 years old, Asian residents: 38.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.2 years old, Other race residents: 25.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dare County is $568 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $697 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $921 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Southern Shores, Wanchese, Buxton, Manteo, Manns Harbor, Avon, Hatteras.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Dare County: Erect (A), Mount Shepherd Camp (B), Camp Caraway (C), Loflins Store (D), Whites Chapel (E), Village Market Place (F), Asheboro Country Club (G), Green Valley Farm (H), Langley Dairy Farm (I), Rising Meadow Farm (J), Gilmore Plant and Bulb Farm (K), B J Poultry Farm (L), Fox Turkey Farm (M), Whynot (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dare County include: Harshaw Church (A), Holly Chapel (B), Holly Springs Church (C), Hopewell Church (D), Oakwood Park Church (E), Oak Grove Church (F), Kildee Wesleyan Church (G), New Union Church (H), New Hope Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Whynot Cemetery (1), Old McMasters Cemetery (2), Old Shady Grove Cemetery (3), Olivers Chapel Cemetery (4), Concord Cemetery (5), Balfour Cemetery (6), Amose Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Kivett Lake Number One (A), Peavine Lake (B), Carter Lake (C), Sizemore Lake (D), Schoonbeck Lake (E), Wimbish Lake (F), Lambert Mill Dam (G), Slacks Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Flat Creek (A), Penwood Branch (B), Hasketts Creek (C), Hannahs Creek (D), Greenes Branch (E), Panther Creek (F), Gabriels Creek (G), Fork Creek (H), Bush Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Dare County: North Carolina Zoological Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Blount County, Tennessee , Lawrence County, Arkansas , Guilford County , Jackson County , Mecklenburg County , Sevier County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.0%
North Carolina:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Dare, NC
County total employment by year in Dare, NC
County average yearly wages by year in Dare, NC

Current college students: 682
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,885 (30.0% naturalized citizens)

Dare County:

5.2%
Whole state:

8.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4822010 or later
  • 4512000 to 2009
  • 5151990 to 1999
  • 631980 to 1989
  • 801970 to 1979
  • 248Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.0%

Dare County marital status for males Dare County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 27,909
  • One, attached: 508
  • Two: 894
  • 3 or 4: 689
  • 5 to 9: 1,346
  • 10 to 19: 982
  • 20 to 49: 525
  • 50 or more: 192
  • Mobile homes: 1,953
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 60

Housing units in Dare County with a mortgage: 7,081 (89 second mortgage, 1,384 home equity loan, 67 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,795

Here:

70.0% with mortgage
State:

63.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dare County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,41021
Evangelical Protestant4,02335
Catholic1,7473
Other4524
None21,288-
Dare County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Dare County:

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Dare County:

9.50 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 123
This county:

36.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dare County:

8.6%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Dare County:

24.3%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.0%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Dare County:

Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $114,470
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $437.33
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $117,544
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.29%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $100,232
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 75.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 50 years
All wheat for grain: 471 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1506 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Dare County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 7732365.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 13 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/7/1965, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dare County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 173.5 miles away from Dare County center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 81.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 327.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 311.3 miles away from the county center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 188.3 miles away from Dare County center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 181.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4285: October 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4285, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3327: August 25, 2011, FEMA Id: 3327, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4019: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4019, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Earl, Incident Period: September 01, 2010 to September 04, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3314: September 01, 2010, FEMA Id: 3314, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ophelia, Incident Period: September 11, 2005 to September 17, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1608: October 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 1608, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ophelia, Incident Period: September 11, 2005 to September 17, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3254: September 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 3254, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1490: September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: 1490, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd & Irene, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to November 02, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1292: September 16, 1999, FEMA Id: 1292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Dare County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 15, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Dare

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,247 (76.2%)
  • Carpooled: 2,811 (13.2%)
  • Ferryboat: 29 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 161 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 229 (1.1%)
  • Walked: 415 (1.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,379 (6.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (24%)
  • Honduras (11%)
  • Peru (10%)
  • Nicaragua (8%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • Germany (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dare County


  • American (25%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • German (7%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • European (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Dare County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 119 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 44 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 27 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Dare County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 77 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 56 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $63,355.

7.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($66,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.68%
North Carolina average:

7.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.50% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($18,240 average AGI)
5.18% relocated from other states ($48,142 average AGI)
Dare County:

5.18%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Currituck County, NC  0.75% ($37,839 average AGI)
from Chesapeake city, VA  0.21% ($102,242)
from Wake County, NC  0.18% ($59,483)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  0.18% ($64,464)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.15% ($121,130)


6.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,694 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
North Carolina average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.79% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($16,634 average AGI)
3.84% relocated to other states ($34,061 average AGI)
Dare County:

3.84%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Currituck County, NC  0.86% ($44,707 average AGI)
to Wake County, NC  0.34% ($33,115)
to Chesapeake city, VA  0.17% ($50,692)
to New Hanover County, NC  0.16% ($36,200)
to Pasquotank County, NC  0.16% ($41,360)
to Virginia Beach city, VA  0.15% ($46,917)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Dare County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Dare County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Dare County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dare County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Dare County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dare County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dare County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dare County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Dare County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,107 (4,502 aged, 605 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 747 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Dare County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (355)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (334)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (257)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (161)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (147)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (98)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (98)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (89)
  • Ischaemic cardiomyopathy (85)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (80)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.98
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,039
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 57
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 65,493

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,534
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 817
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 257

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 30

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 132.3. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 36,190
  • In family households: 29,314 (5,247 male householders, 5,078 female householders)
    8,123 spouses, 8,586 children (8,062 natural, 298 adopted, 219 stepchildren), 589 grandchildren, 278 brothers or sisters, 248 parents, 394 other relatives, 723 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,724 (2,302 male householders (1,847 living alone)), 2,949 female householders (2,287 living alone)), 1,468 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 175

Size of family households: 5,912 2-persons, 2,092 3-persons, 1,496 4-persons, 630 5-persons, 139 6-persons, 61 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,132 1-person, 952 2-persons, 136 3-persons, 29 4-persons, 5 5-persons.

4,513 married couples with children.
1,762 single-parent households (524 men, 1,238 women).

93.3% of residents of Dare speak English at home.
5.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $219,611,000 ($6,552 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $27,338,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $98,559,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,979,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $46,483,000
Federal grants: $13,279,000
Federal procurement contracts: $20,046,000 ($13,837,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $17,265,000 ($1,176,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $26,500,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,337,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,832,954,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,040
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,340
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +211
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,073
Here:

+91 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Dare County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.03 millions of gallons per day (96% from ground, 4% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5

Year house built in Dare County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Dare County, North Carolina
  • 4952014 or later
  • 5342010 to 2013
  • 6,0332000 to 2009
  • 7,5141990 to 1999
  • 10,9991980 to 1989
  • 4,6471970 to 1979
  • 1,5741960 to 1969
  • 8221950 to 1959
  • 4991940 to 1949
  • 1,2841939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dare County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dare County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dare County, North Carolina
  • 01 room
  • 312 rooms
  • 2073 rooms
  • 1,6554 rooms
  • 2,2965 rooms
  • 2,1826 rooms
  • 1,6997 rooms
  • 1,1658 rooms
  • 1,6539+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dare County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dare County, North Carolina
  • 2021 room
  • 1162 rooms
  • 4393 rooms
  • 1,5154 rooms
  • 1,1665 rooms
  • 6746 rooms
  • 2397 rooms
  • 1608 rooms
  • 1839+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dare County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dare County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dare County, North Carolina
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1141 bedroom
  • 1,5022 bedrooms
  • 5,8973 bedrooms
  • 2,7114 bedrooms
  • 6875+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dare County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dare County, North Carolina
  • 214no bedroom
  • 3461 bedroom
  • 1,4732 bedrooms
  • 1,9613 bedrooms
  • 6614 bedrooms
  • 705+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Dare County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Dare County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dare County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 218no vehicle
  • 2,7801 vehicle
  • 4,8822 vehicles
  • 2,2423 vehicles
  • 4844 vehicles
  • 2455+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Dare County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dare County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 305no vehicle
  • 1,9261 vehicle
  • 1,9642 vehicles
  • 4163 vehicles
  • 574 vehicles
  • 585+ vehicles

85.6% of Dare County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 25% lived in North Carolina.

Dare County:

85.6%
State average:

85.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 12,779
  • Other state: 21,166
  • Northeast: 6,130
  • Midwest: 2,215
  • South: 11,395
  • West: 1,358
Year householders moved into unit in Dare County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dare County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 87.1%Electricity
  • 8.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 1.3%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 90.4%Electricity
  • 6.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 228
Here:

6.9%
North Carolina:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 41
Here:

2.7%
North Carolina:

10.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 176
Here:

14.3%
North Carolina:

17.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Dare County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,192,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $4,342,000
    Other: $2,995,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,824,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $980,000
    Air Transportation: $796,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $734,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $536,000
    Parks and Recreation: $453,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $434,000
    Sewerage: $63,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $59,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $3,419,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,047,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $772,000
    Water Utilities: $618,000
    General - Other: $603,000
    Solid Waste Management: $265,000
    Parks and Recreation: $245,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $55,151,000
    Health - Other: $17,204,000
    Police Protection: $10,840,000
    Liquor Stores: $10,306,000
    General - Other: $9,762,000
    Water Utilities: $8,173,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,547,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,534,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,767,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,053,000
    Financial Administration: $2,884,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,717,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,679,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,474,000
    Air Transportation: $1,209,000
    Libraries: $885,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $825,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $644,000
    Sewerage: $65,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $266,000
    Other: $18,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,648,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $2,107,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $587,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $51,000
    Other - Health - Other: $43,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $196,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $882,000
    General Local Government Support: $517,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $143,918,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $143,201,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,008,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,290,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,590,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,134,000
    Interest Earnings: $640,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $630,000
    Special Assessments: $428,000
    Sale of Property: $146,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $608,000
    Solid Waste Management: $536,000
    Water Utilities: $438,000
    Health - Other: $368,000
    Police Protection: $308,000
    Central Staff Services: $130,000
    Correctional Institutions: $107,000
    General - Other: $76,000
    General Public Building: $69,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,026,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $12,681,000
    Water Utilities: $12,382,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $32,506,000
    Public Welfare: $4,699,000
    Other: $3,553,000
    General Local Government Support: $728,000
    Health and Hospitals: $590,000
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,640,000
    Other Selective Sales: $23,628,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,070,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,757,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $663,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $340,000
    Other License: $64,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $38,454,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,437,000

Dare County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,192,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $4,342,000
    Other: $2,995,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,824,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $980,000
    Air Transportation: $796,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $734,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $536,000
    Parks and Recreation: $453,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $434,000
    Sewerage: $63,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $59,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $3,419,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,047,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $772,000
    Water Utilities: $618,000
    General - Other: $603,000
    Solid Waste Management: $265,000
    Parks and Recreation: $245,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $55,151,000
    Health - Other: $17,204,000
    Police Protection: $10,840,000
    Liquor Stores: $10,306,000
    General - Other: $9,762,000
    Water Utilities: $8,173,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,547,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,534,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,767,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,053,000
    Financial Administration: $2,884,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,717,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,679,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,474,000
    Air Transportation: $1,209,000
    Libraries: $885,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $825,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $644,000
    Sewerage: $65,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $266,000
    Other: $18,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,648,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $2,107,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $587,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $51,000
    Other - Health - Other: $43,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $196,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $882,000
    General Local Government Support: $517,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $143,918,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $143,201,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,008,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,290,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,590,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,134,000
    Interest Earnings: $640,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $630,000
    Special Assessments: $428,000
    Sale of Property: $146,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $608,000
    Solid Waste Management: $536,000
    Water Utilities: $438,000
    Health - Other: $368,000
    Police Protection: $308,000
    Central Staff Services: $130,000
    Correctional Institutions: $107,000
    General - Other: $76,000
    General Public Building: $69,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,026,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $12,681,000
    Water Utilities: $12,382,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $32,506,000
    Public Welfare: $4,699,000
    Other: $3,553,000
    General Local Government Support: $728,000
    Health and Hospitals: $590,000
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,640,000
    Other Selective Sales: $23,628,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,070,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,757,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $663,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $340,000
    Other License: $64,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $38,454,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,437,000

Dare County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,192,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $4,342,000
    Other: $2,995,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,824,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $980,000
    Air Transportation: $796,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $734,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $536,000
    Parks and Recreation: $453,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $434,000
    Sewerage: $63,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $59,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $3,419,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,047,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $772,000
    Water Utilities: $618,000
    General - Other: $603,000
    Solid Waste Management: $265,000
    Parks and Recreation: $245,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $55,151,000
    Health - Other: $17,204,000
    Police Protection: $10,840,000
    Liquor Stores: $10,306,000
    General - Other: $9,762,000
    Water Utilities: $8,173,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,547,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,534,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,767,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,053,000
    Financial Administration: $2,884,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,717,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,679,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,474,000
    Air Transportation: $1,209,000
    Libraries: $885,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $825,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $644,000
    Sewerage: $65,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $266,000
    Other: $18,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,648,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $2,107,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $587,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $51,000
    Other - Health - Other: $43,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $196,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $882,000
    General Local Government Support: $517,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $143,918,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $143,201,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,008,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,290,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,590,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,134,000
    Interest Earnings: $640,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $630,000
    Special Assessments: $428,000
    Sale of Property: $146,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $608,000
    Solid Waste Management: $536,000
    Water Utilities: $438,000
    Health - Other: $368,000
    Police Protection: $308,000
    Central Staff Services: $130,000
    Correctional Institutions: $107,000
    General - Other: $76,000
    General Public Building: $69,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,026,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $12,681,000
    Water Utilities: $12,382,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $32,506,000
    Public Welfare: $4,699,000
    Other: $3,553,000
    General Local Government Support: $728,000
    Health and Hospitals: $590,000
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,640,000
    Other Selective Sales: $23,628,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,070,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,757,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $663,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $340,000
    Other License: $64,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $38,454,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,437,000

Dare County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,192,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $4,342,000
    Other: $2,995,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,824,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $980,000
    Air Transportation: $796,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $734,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $536,000
    Parks and Recreation: $453,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $434,000
    Sewerage: $63,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $59,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $3,419,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,047,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $772,000
    Water Utilities: $618,000
    General - Other: $603,000
    Solid Waste Management: $265,000
    Parks and Recreation: $245,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $55,151,000
    Health - Other: $17,204,000
    Police Protection: $10,840,000
    Liquor Stores: $10,306,000
    General - Other: $9,762,000
    Water Utilities: $8,173,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,547,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,534,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,767,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,053,000
    Financial Administration: $2,884,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,717,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,679,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,474,000
    Air Transportation: $1,209,000
    Libraries: $885,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $825,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $644,000
    Sewerage: $65,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $266,000
    Other: $18,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,648,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $2,107,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $587,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $51,000
    Other - Health - Other: $43,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $196,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $882,000
    General Local Government Support: $517,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $143,918,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $143,201,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,008,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,290,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,590,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,134,000
    Interest Earnings: $640,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $630,000
    Special Assessments: $428,000
    Sale of Property: $146,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $608,000
    Solid Waste Management: $536,000
    Water Utilities: $438,000
    Health - Other: $368,000
    Police Protection: $308,000
    Central Staff Services: $130,000
    Correctional Institutions: $107,000
    General - Other: $76,000
    General Public Building: $69,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,026,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $12,681,000
    Water Utilities: $12,382,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $32,506,000
    Public Welfare: $4,699,000
    Other: $3,553,000
    General Local Government Support: $728,000
    Health and Hospitals: $590,000
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,640,000
    Other Selective Sales: $23,628,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,070,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,757,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $663,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $340,000
    Other License: $64,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $38,454,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,437,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 250
  • Number of aged recipients: 28
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 222
  • Number of recipients under 18: 41
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 163
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 46
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 102
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 114
Most common first names in Dare County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William14472.8 years
Mary11178.3 years
John10475.4 years
James10269.8 years
Robert9970.7 years
Joseph5773.1 years
George5675.1 years
Charles5372.6 years
Margaret4382.1 years
Elizabeth4282.6 years
Most common last names in Dare County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Midgett9977.0 years
Daniels6878.1 years
Tillett5777.4 years
Williams4674.3 years
Scarborough4173.7 years
Smith3876.6 years
Etheridge3876.8 years
Davis3476.5 years
Meekins3481.1 years
Mann3373.6 years
Businesses in Dare County, NC
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4KFC1
AT&T1Kincaid1
Ace Hardware4Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy2
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture2
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1McDonald's3
Best Western1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike1
CVS3Outback1
Chevrolet1Outback Steakhouse1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Inn1Quiznos2
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen3Rite Aid2
DressBarn1SONIC Drive-In1
Dressbarn1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts2Sprint Nextel1
Fashion Bug1Staples1
FedEx9Starbucks1
Ford1Subway7
GNC3The Room Place1
Gap1U-Haul2
Goodwill1U.S. Cellular2
Gymboree1UPS18
H&R Block2Vans11
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
Home Depot1Walmart1
IZOD1Wendy's1
J.Crew1YMCA1
Jones New York2