Nags Head, North Carolina Population 2020

2,998

Nags Head is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,998, it is the 209th largest city in North Carolina and the 6239th largest city in the United States. Nags Head is currently growing at a rate of 0.98% annually and its population has increased by 8.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,757 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, Nags Head has a population density of 455 people per square mile.

The average household income in Nags Head is $78,908 with a poverty rate of 8.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,293 per month, and the median house value is $329,700. The median age in Nags Head is 43.3 years, 42.6 years for males, and 43.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 78.5 males.

Nags Head Demographics

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

  • White: 90.36%
  • Two or more races: 4.28%
  • Other race: 3.35%
  • Black or African American: 2.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Nags Head, North Carolina is 2,998, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,940.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,757.

Nags Head, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,61590.36%
Two or More Races1244.28%
Some Other Race973.35%
Black or African American582.00%

Nags Head Population Pyramid 2020

Nags Head Median Age

43.3


Total

42.6


Male

43.5


Female

Nags Head Adults

There are 2,416 adults, (605 of whom are seniors) in Nags Head.

Nags Head Age Dependency

59.8

Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Nags Head Sex Ratio

Female

1,621

56.01%

Male

1,273

43.99%

Nags Head Households and Families

Nags Head Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Nags Head Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married79.3%20.7%
All62.2%37.8%
Non Family52.1%47.9%
Female36.6%63.4%

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2902.1862.2
Married5812.6979.3
Non Family4951.4852.1
Female2052.336.6
Male95100

2.58

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Nags Head Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade140.64%
9th to 12th Grade311.41%
High School Graduate40918.60%
Some College52323.78%
Associates Degree35616.19%
Bachelors Degree62928.60%
Graduate Degree23710.78%

Nags Head Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,0211,976840
Multiple Races7373
Other Race5858
Black474726
Hispanic3030

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 55.32%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,223$39,323$27,287
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$23,851$$19,787
Some College$29,074$37,604$27,257
Bachelors Degree$36,285$43,047$30,260
Graduate Degree$41,667$$

$30,223

Average Earnings

$39,323

Average Male

$27,287

Average Female

Nags Head Language

Nags Head Language by Age

Nags Head Language

96.22% of Nags Head residents speak only English, while 3.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.51% of the population.

Nags Head Poverty

Nags Head Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,5712349.10%
Black5547.27%

8.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.04%

Male Poverty Rate

9.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nags Head

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nags Head is White, with 9.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nags Head is Black, with 7.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.71%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.81%
High School9.74%
Some College6.90%
Bachelors or Greater4.17%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed44.68%
Male Employed6.38%
Female Employed6.09%

Nags Head Income

Nags Head Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,979$78,908
Families$77,269$96,768
Married Families$91,917-
Non Families$41,573$48,837

Nags Head Marital Status

Nags Head Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Nags Head Married by Age and Sex

Nags Head Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Nags Head Marital Status by Race

Nags Head Veterans

181

Number of Veterans

162

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam100
Second Gulf War22
World War II19
First Gulf War18
Korea3
Age Group Veterans
75+61
65 to 7451
55 to 6447
35 to 5422
18 to 34

$Nags Head Veterans by Education

4.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nags Head Employment Status

69.2%

Labor Force Participation

67.3%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Nags Head Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

39.88%

Born in North Carolina

98.55%

Native Born

1.45%

Foreign Born

0.69%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.55% of Nags Head residents were born in the United States, with 39.88% having been born in North Carolina. 0.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,998290.98%
20192,969290.99%
20182,940250.86%
20172,915291.00%
20162,886140.49%
20152,872421.48%
20142,830200.71%
20132,810391.41%
20122,771-4-0.14%
20112,775130.47%
20102,762620.23%
20002,7000.00%