Manteo, North Carolina Population 2024

1,577

Manteo is a city located in Dare County North Carolina. Manteo has a 2024 population of 1,577. It is also the county seat of Dare County.Manteo is currently declining at a rate of -0.94% annually and its population has decreased by -1.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,598 in 2020.

The average household income in Manteo is $100,724 with a poverty rate of 16.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Manteo is 49.4 years, 41.6 years for males, and 53 years for females.

Manteo Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Manteo was:

  • White: 79.37%
  • Black or African American: 12.17%
  • Other race: 4.42%
  • Two or more races: 2.99%
  • Asian: 0.66%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.39%
  • Native American:
Land Area (mi²)
1.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
832.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.31% (-21)
The current population of Manteo, North Carolina is 1,577 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,598.

Manteo, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,43579.37%
Black or African American22012.17%
Other race804.42%
Two or more races542.99%
Asian120.66%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander70.39%
Native American
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White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Manteo Population by Race

Manteo Population Pyramid 2024

Manteo Median Age

49.4

Total

41.6

Male

53

Female

Manteo Adults

There are 1,442 adults, (495 of whom are seniors) in Manteo.

Manteo Age Dependency

90.9

Age Dependency Ratio

52.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Manteo Sex Ratio

Female95152.6%
Male85747.4%

Manteo Population by Age

Manteo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8892.0365.834.2
Non Family4421.1966.333.7
Married2942.878416
Female1252.7524.875.2
Male283.365050
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2.83

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Manteo Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Manteo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Manteo Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 57.97%.

Manteo Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,889

Average Earnings

$50,625

Average Male

$26,968

Average Female

Manteo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Manteo Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Manteo Language

94.23% of Manteo residents speak only English, while 5.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.3% of the population.

Manteo Language

Manteo Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,42118012.67%
Black2205123.18%
Hispanic774862.34%
Other804860%
Multiple541425.93%
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16.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.24%

Male Poverty Rate

18.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Manteo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Manteo is Hispanic, with 62.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Manteo is White, with 12.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.68%.

Manteo Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School30.51%
Some College11.73%
Bachelors or Greater5.49%
Less Than 9th Grade2.13%
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Manteo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed70%
Female Unemployed50%
Female Employed10.16%
Male Employed6.87%
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Manteo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Manteo Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Manteo Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

39.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Manteo Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Manteo Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Manteo Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Manteo Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

118

Number of Veterans

100

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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Manteo Veterans by War

count

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Manteo Veterans by Age

count

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Manteo Veterans by Race

Manteo Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Manteo Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Manteo Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Manteo Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Manteo Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

30.48%

Born in Manteo

95.13%

Native Born

4.87%

Foreign Born

3.26%

Non Citizen

1.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.13% of Manteo residents were born in the United States, with 30.48% having been born in North Carolina. 3.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Manteo Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,502-15-0.99%
20281,517-15-0.98%
20271,532-15-0.97%
20261,547-15-0.96%
20251,562-15-0.95%
20241,577-15-0.94%
20231,592-15-0.93%
20221,607-15-0.92%
20211,622241.5%
20201,5981399.53%
20191,45970.48%
20181,452140.97%
20171,438271.91%
20161,411231.66%
20151,388231.68%
20141,36540.29%
20131,361151.11%
20121,346110.82%
20111,33570.53%
20101,328
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Manteo Population by Year