Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27948: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Acceptable Alternative
Kill Devil Hl, NC 27948

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 551
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,439
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Dare County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.022, Longitude -75.68
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,944
Population in Households 11,940
Population in Familes 8,641
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,161
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 4,957
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 3,005
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,056 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,086 (30.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,871 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,099 (50.7%)
Median Home Value $287,648
Average Home Value $320,634


Median Household Income $55,537
Average Household Income $72,613
Per Capita Income $30,144
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.29% 1.37%
Households 1.21% 1.34%
Families 1.02% 1.21%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   3.48%
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.

Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27948 to the other 782 ZIP Codes 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 # 280 64th
Population Density1 # 94 88th
Diversity Index2 # 565 28th
Median Household Income # 122 85th
Per Capita Income # 137 83rd

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