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Nags Head, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Nags Head had a population of 3,011 as of July 1, 2018. Nags Head 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 Nags Head is located at latitude 35.9475 and longitude -75.6257 in Dare County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Nags Head (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Dare County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Nags Head (GNIS ID: 2406223) 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 Nags Head is located within Township of Nags Head, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dare County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nags Head: Nag's Head.

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Nags Head, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,011
Population in Households 2,932
Population in Familes 2,147
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density2 458
Diversity Index3 18
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,870
Average Household Income $85,470
Per Capita Income $38,517

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,436 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 866 (15.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 470 ( 8.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,100 (75.4%)
Median Home Value $333,114
Average Home Value $376,067
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,336
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 799
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.07% 1.05%
Households 1.08% 1.06%
Families 0.92% 0.96%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   1.44%

Nags Head, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nags Head 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 # 253 66th
Population Density # 471 36th
Diversity Index # 660 11th
Median Household Income # 125 83rd
Per Capita Income # 59 92nd

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