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
  • County: Dare County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.133, Longitude -75.725
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 677
  • PO Box Addresses: 1,055
  • Residential Addresses: 4,151
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 298
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,853

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: August 1, 2019, Maps updated: August 2, 2019.

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  1. 27949 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 27949 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. North Carolina Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. North Carolina Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 7,235
Population in Households 7,235
Population in Familes 5,912
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 473
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $75,327
Average Household Income $104,513
Per Capita Income $45,171


Total Housing Units 8,908 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,516 (28.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 611 ( 6.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,781 (64.9%)
Median Home Value $425,894
Average Home Value $471,840


Total Households 3,127
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,189
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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.41% 0.53%
Households 0.44% 0.54%
Families 0.32% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   1.26%

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

The table below compares 27949 to the other 779 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 381 51st
Population Density # 187 76th
Diversity Index # 731 6th
Median Household Income # 68 91st
Per Capita Income # 53 93rd

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