Dare County is located in the eastern coast of North Carolina. The County Seat is Manteo and the largest city is Kill Devil Hills. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.darenc.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 35,104 and the 2010 census population was 33,920. The land area is 383.42 square miles and there are 88.5 persons per square mile.
94.1% of the population is White, 2.9% is Black or African American, 6.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 91.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 30.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $293,900, there are 14,624 households, an average of 2.33 persons per household. The per capita income is $30,529, the median household income is $55,481, and 8.8% of the persons in Dare County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 6,997. Retail sales (in $1000) were $869,102, and sales per capita were $25,548. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.6%.
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