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The Town of Manteo had a population of 1,622 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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Manteo, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,622
Population in Households 1,622
Population in Familes 1,257
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 857
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 777
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 489
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,524 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 478 (31.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 300 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 747 (49.0%)
Median Home Value $348,352
Average Home Value $426,883


Median Household Income $47,437
Average Household Income $63,796
Per Capita Income $27,834
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.34% 1.92%
Households 3.2% 1.93%
Families 5.84% 1.81%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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.

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, 2016 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 # 359 52nd
Population Density1 # 286 61st
Diversity Index2 # 412 44th
Median Household Income # 232 69th
Per Capita Income # 166 78th

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