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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Dare County is 34,530, which is 15.23% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 21.13% and is higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Dare County population density is 22.10 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 181.17 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Dare County is white, which represent 90.75% of the total population. The average Dare County education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 34,530. #68

Population Growth Since 2000, #36

Dare County
North Carolina

Population Density, #97

Dare County
22.10 per square mile
North Carolina
181.17 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:31,336 (90.75%, #17)
Black:1,013 (2.93%, #88)
Hispanic:2,317 (6.71%, #40)
Asian:180 (0.52%, #61)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):247 (0.72%, #27)
One Race, Other:1,158 (3.35%, see rank)
Two or More Races:596 (1.73%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:1,655 (71.43%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:46 (1.99%, see rank)
Cuban:40 (1.73%, see rank)
Central American:174 (7.51%, see rank)
South American:333 (14.37%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

30,175 (87.39%) out of the total population of 34,530 reported first ancestry.

 Dare County% of the Total PopulationNorth CarolinaU.S.
Arab1760.51%, see rank0.34%0.56%
Czech1500.43%, see rank0.18%0.47%
Danish270.08%, see rank0.15%0.42%
Dutch6211.80%, see rank1.07%1.40%
English6,99120.25%, see rank9.75%8.02%
French1,4834.29%, see rank2.02%3.34%
German6,20617.97%, see rank10.69%15.03%
Greek1910.55%, see rank0.28%0.41%
Hungarian930.27%, see rank0.26%0.46%
Irish5,93917.20%, see rank8.88%10.80%
Italian1,8605.39%, see rank3.06%5.52%
Norwegian2630.76%, see rank0.46%1.42%
Polish7702.23%, see rank1.39%3.01%
Portuguese350.10%, see rank0.16%0.44%
Russian2160.63%, see rank0.43%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,1903.45%, see rank2.68%0.99%
Scottish1,3884.02%, see rank2.46%1.72%
Subsaharan African180.05%, see rank1.00%0.95%
Swedish2060.60%, see rank0.55%1.27%
Swiss900.26%, see rank0.17%0.30%
Ukrainian180.05%, see rank0.17%0.31%
American4,33212.55%, see rank12.51%7.12%
Welsh7002.03%, see rank0.52%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 17,165 (49.71%, see rank)
Females: 17,365 (50.29%, see rank)

Dare County
Male: 49.71%
Female: 50.29%
North Carolina
Male: 48.72%
Female: 51.28%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Dare County
44.30 years old
North Carolina
37.80 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Dare County
43.40 years old
North Carolina
36.30 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Dare County
45.30 years old
North Carolina
39.20 years old
38.80 years old

 Dare County% of the Total PopulationNorth CarolinaU.S.
Under 5 years1,7775.15%, see rank6.34%6.36%
5 to 9 years1,9365.61%, see rank6.56%6.51%
10 to 14 years1,9705.71%, see rank6.65%6.59%
15 to 19 years1,8555.37%, see rank6.71%6.85%
20 to 24 years1,4744.27%, see rank7.13%7.13%
25 to 34 years4,05211.73%, see rank12.99%13.47%
35 to 44 years4,53913.15%, see rank13.50%12.96%
45 to 54 years5,41415.68%, see rank14.02%14.09%
55 to 64 years5,69816.50%, see rank12.30%12.29%
65 to 74 years3,67010.63%, see rank8.00%7.64%
75 to 84 1,7415.04%, see rank4.19%4.25%
85 years and over4041.17%, see rank1.61%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Dare CountyNorth CarolinaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population25,518, 100%6,495,047209,056,129
Less Than High School2,193, 8.59%, see rank14.59%13.67%
High School Graduate6,229, 24.41%, see rank26.86%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree9,586, 37.57%, see rank30.76%29.09%
Bachelor Degree5,136, 20.13%, see rank18.24%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree2,374, 9.30%, see rank9.55%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.86, see rank13.4313.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Dare County North CarolinaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten75072.93%27.07%71.10%28.90%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)3,22495.84%, see rank4.16%, see rank90.90%9.10%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)1,65396.85%, see rank3.15%, see rank92.04%7.96%90.60%9.40%
College1,33679.34%, see rank20.66%, see rank82.15%17.85%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School29965.89%, see rank34.11%, see rank65.79%34.21%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Dare CountyNorth CarolinaU.S.
Total Households14,852, 100%3,742,514116,211,092
Average Household Size2.31, see rank2.542.63
1 Person Households3,799, 25.58%, see rank27.90%27.57%
2 or More Person Households11,053, 74.42%, see rank72.10%72.43%
Family Households (Families)9,869, 66.45%, see rank66.40%66.22%
Average Family Size2.83, see rank3.183.32
Married-Couple Family7,623, 51.33%, see rank48.20%48.42%
Nonfamily Households4,983, 33.55%, see rank33.60%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Dare County%North CarolinaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total28,847see rank7,844,445252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over14,382100%, see rank3,778,356123,281,364
Never Married3,90627.16%, see rank33.73%35.77%
Married8,49359.05%, see rank54.33%52.04%
Widowed4423.07%, see rank2.62%2.57%
Divorced1,54110.71%, see rank9.32%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over14,465100%, see rank4,066,089129,692,771
Never Married2,65018.32%, see rank27.90%29.48%
Married8,44758.40%, see rank50.44%49.19%
Widowed1,52410.54%, see rank9.64%9.16%
Divorced1,84412.75%, see rank12.02%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Dare County%North CarolinaU.S.
Native32,70394.71%, see rank92.40%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence12,85737.23%, see rank57.79%58.73%
Born in Different State19,40456.19%, see rank33.52%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
4421.28%, see rank1.08%1.42%
Foreign Born1,8275.29%, see rank7.60%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship5241.52%, see rank2.46%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1,3033.77%, see rank5.14%7.09%
Born In Europe3150.91%, see rank0.81%1.53%
Born In Asia1770.51%, see rank1.85%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.46%0.55%
Born In Oceania260.08%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America1,2073.50%, see rank4.28%6.83%
Born In Northern America1020.30%, see rank0.17%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Dare County%North CarolinaU.S.
English13,80292.93%, see rank89.22%79.39%
Spanish7545.08%, see rank6.56%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1981.33%, see rank2.13%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages790.53%, see rank1.55%3.36%
Other190.13%, see rank0.54%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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