Dare County NC Information


Dare County Subdivisions

Dare County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 35,490
Population in Households 35,358
Population in Familes 27,221
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density1 93
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 14,993
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 9,743
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 35,587 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,257 (28.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,736 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 20,594 (57.9%)
Median Home Value $267,125
Average Home Value $338,596


Median Household Income $55,723
Average Household Income $75,357
Per Capita Income $31,843
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 0.99%
Households 0.86% 0.98%
Families 0.69% 0.89%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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.


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, 2015 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 # 84 17th
Median Household Income # 5 96th
Per Capita Income # 4 97th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.