Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27949: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Acceptable Alternative
Duck, NC 27949
Southern Shores, NC 27949
Southrn Shore, NC 27949

Not Acceptable, USPS
Collington, NC 27949

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 685
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,603
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 280
  • County: Dare County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.133, Longitude -75.725
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,149
Population in Households 7,149
Population in Familes 5,847
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 472
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 3,073
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,156
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,845 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,472 (27.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 601 ( 6.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,772 (65.3%)
Median Home Value $418,587
Average Home Value $463,896


Median Household Income $64,322
Average Household Income $88,483
Per Capita Income $38,034
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.75%
Households 0.48% 0.7%
Families 0.34% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.

Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27949 to the other 775 ZIP Codes 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 # 379 51st
Population Density1 # 183 77th
Diversity Index2 # 731 6th
Median Household Income # 60 92nd
Per Capita Income # 51 94th

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