Dare County NC Information


Dare County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dare County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 69 32nd
Population Density1 # 61 40th
Diversity Index2 # 80 21st
Median Household Income # 7 94th
Per Capita Income # 6 95th

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Dare County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 35,371
Population in Households 35,204
Population in Familes 27,140
Population in Group Qrtrs 167
Population Density1 92
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 14,943
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 9,710
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 35,035 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,285 (29.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,658 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 20,092 (57.3%)
Median Home Value $268,759
Average Home Value $341,016


Median Household Income $53,948
Average Household Income $69,998
Per Capita Income $29,581
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.99% 1.23%
Households 0.98% 1.21%
Families 0.77% 1.09%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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