Kitty Hawk, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Kitty Hawk had a population of 3,430 as of July 1, 2018. Kitty Hawk ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kitty Hawk is located at latitude 36.0646 and longitude -75.7057 in Dare County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Kitty Hawk (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Dare County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Kitty Hawk (GNIS ID: 2405956) 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 Kitty Hawk is located within Township of Atlantic, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dare County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kitty Hawk: Chickehauk, New Inlet.

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Kitty Hawk, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,430
Population in Households 3,430
Population in Familes 2,682
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 423
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $57,242
Average Household Income $86,849
Per Capita Income $37,493


Total Housing Units 3,409 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,062 (31.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 421 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,926 (56.5%)
Median Home Value $345,647
Average Home Value $365,221


Total Households 1,483
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 959
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 0.57% 0.72%
Households 0.57% 0.72%
Families 0.41% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   1.37%

Kitty Hawk, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kitty Hawk 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 # 234 68th
Population Density # 498 33rd
Diversity Index # 691 7th
Median Household Income # 142 81st
Per Capita Income # 68 91st

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