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The Town of Manteo had a population of 1,841 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Manteo is located at latitude 35.8986 and longitude -75.6512 in Dare County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Manteo (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Dare County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Manteo (GNIS ID: 2406091) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Manteo is located within Township of Nags Head, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dare County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Manteo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Manteo, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,841
Daytime Population: Workers 1,920
Daytime Population: Residents 727
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,647
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.44
Population in Households 1,841
Population in Familes 1,425
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 973
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $48,726
Average Household Income $69,819
Per Capita Income $30,104


Total Housing Units 1,606 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 519 (32.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 341 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 746 (46.5%)
Median Home Value $333,158
Average Home Value $414,017


Total Households 860
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 541
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 4.68% 1.96%
Households 4.2% 1.99%
Families 6.49% 1.85%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   3.86%

Manteo, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Manteo to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 333 55th
Population Density # 232 69th
Diversity Index # 380 49th
Median Household Income # 239 68th
Per Capita Income # 139 81st

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