Nags Head, North Carolina Population 2024

3,091

Nags Head is a city located in Dare County North Carolina. Nags Head has a 2024 population of 3,091. Nags Head is currently declining at a rate of -1.15% annually and its population has decreased by -2.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,177 in 2020.

The average household income in Nags Head is $110,861 with a poverty rate of 1.3%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Nags Head is 59.8 years, 59.8 years for males, and 59.6 years for females.

Nags Head Demographics

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

  • White: 93.72%
  • Two or more races: 3.33%
  • Black or African American: 1.46%
  • Other race: 0.92%
  • Asian: 0.57%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
468.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.71% (-86)
The current population of Nags Head, North Carolina is 3,091 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,177.

Nags Head, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,95593.72%
Two or more races1053.33%
Black or African American461.46%
Other race290.92%
Asian180.57%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Nags Head Population by Race

Nags Head Population Pyramid 2024

Nags Head Median Age

59.8

Total

59.8

Male

59.6

Female

Nags Head Adults

There are 2,779 adults, (1,374 of whom are seniors) in Nags Head.

Nags Head Age Dependency

124.4

Age Dependency Ratio

97.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Nags Head Sex Ratio

Female1,48347.03%
Male1,67052.97%

Nags Head Population by Age

Nags Head Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5951.9380.719.3
Married8582.2990.39.7
Non Family6151.1766.533.5
Male803.5676.323.8
Female422.61000
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2.34

Average Family Size

1.93

Average Household Size

80.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Nags Head 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

Nags Head Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Nags Head Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 56.37%.

Nags Head Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$58,281

Average Earnings

$56,442

Average Male

$64,531

Average Female

Nags Head Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nags Head Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Nags Head Language

98.72% of Nags Head residents speak only English, while 1.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.9% of the population.

Nags Head Language

Nags Head Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,853401.4%
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1.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.35%

Male Poverty Rate

1.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nags Head

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nags Head is White, with 1.4% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nags Head is White, with 1.4% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 2.2%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 2.42%.

Nags Head Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School2.62%
Bachelors or Greater1.54%
Some College1.27%
Less Than 9th Grade
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Nags Head Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Male Employed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
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Nags Head Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nags Head Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Nags Head Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

63.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.2%

Male Marriage Rate

63.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Nags Head Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Nags Head 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 35-44.

Nags Head Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Nags Head Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

289

Number of Veterans

283

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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Nags Head Veterans by War

count

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Nags Head Veterans by Age

count

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Nags Head Veterans by Race

Nags Head Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

6.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nags Head Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

1.8%

Unemployment Rate

Nags Head Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Nags Head Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Nags Head 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

26.58%

Born in Nags Head

98.6%

Native Born

1.4%

Foreign Born

0.57%

Non Citizen

0.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.6% of Nags Head residents were born in the United States, with 26.58% having been born in North Carolina. 0.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Nags Head Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,911-36-1.22%
20282,947-36-1.21%
20272,983-36-1.19%
20263,019-36-1.18%
20253,055-36-1.16%
20243,091-36-1.15%
20233,127-36-1.14%
20223,163-36-1.13%
20213,199220.69%
20203,1771906.36%
20192,987270.91%
20182,960301.02%
20172,930291%
20162,901200.69%
20152,881461.62%
20142,835200.71%
20132,815391.4%
20122,776-1-0.04%
20112,777130.47%
20102,764642.37%
20002,700
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Nags Head Population by Year