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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Kill Devil Hills had a population of 7,411 as of July 1, 2018. Kill Devil Hills ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kill Devil Hills is located at latitude 36.0171 and longitude -75.6714 in Dare County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Kill Devil Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.62 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 Kill Devil Hills (GNIS ID: 2405944) 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 Kill Devil Hills is located within Township of Atlantic, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dare County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kill Devil Hills: Croatan Shores.

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Kill Devil Hills, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,411
Population in Households 7,408
Population in Familes 5,158
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,319
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $53,728
Average Household Income $65,900
Per Capita Income $27,567


Total Housing Units 7,296 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,795 (24.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,291 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,210 (57.7%)
Median Home Value $279,478
Average Home Value $306,386


Total Households 3,086
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,744
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.26% 1.08%
Households 1.13% 1.02%
Families 1.03% 0.91%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.39%

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

The table below compares Kill Devil Hills to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 117 84th
Population Density # 123 83rd
Diversity Index # 497 33rd
Median Household Income # 191 74th
Per Capita Income # 239 68th

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