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: 685
  • PO Box Addresses: 1,073
  • Residential Addresses: 4,029
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 283
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,746

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,251
Daytime Population: Workers 5,966
Daytime Population: Residents 2,991
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,957
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 7,251
Population in Familes 5,919
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 475
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $70,152
Average Household Income $97,602
Per Capita Income $42,010


Total Housing Units 9,053 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,505 (27.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 616 ( 6.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,932 (65.5%)
Median Home Value $410,018
Average Home Value $464,681


Total Households 3,121
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 2,184
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 0.61% 0.86%
Households 0.61% 0.85%
Families 0.44% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

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

The table below compares 27949 to the other 782 ZIP Codes 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 # 370 53rd
Population Density # 186 76th
Diversity Index # 737 6th
Median Household Income # 52 93rd
Per Capita Income # 41 95th

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