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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Kitty Hawk had a population of 3,436 as of July 1, 2017. 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 36.0701 and longitude -75.7172 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kitty Hawk population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Kitty Hawk, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,436
Daytime Population: Workers 3,569
Daytime Population: Residents 1,190
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,759
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 3,436
Population in Familes 2,668
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 424
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $56,082
Average Household Income $80,870
Per Capita Income $34,988


Total Housing Units 3,405 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,069 (31.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 419 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,917 (56.3%)
Median Home Value $344,167
Average Home Value $358,255


Total Households 1,488
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 961
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.68% 0.91%
Households 0.7% 0.92%
Families 0.5% 0.82%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   3.77%

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, 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 # 233 69th
Population Density # 492 34th
Diversity Index # 693 6th
Median Household Income # 127 83rd
Per Capita Income # 73 90th

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