Dare County, North Carolina Population 2021

Dare County, North Carolina's estimated population is 37,813 with a growth rate of 1.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dare County, North Carolina is the 67th largest county inNorth Carolina. The 2010 Population was 33,982 and has seen a growth of 11.27% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202137,8134021.07%
202037,4114021.09%
201937,0094021.10%
201836,6074081.13%
201736,1993701.03%
201635,8293611.02%
201535,4685741.64%
201434,894840.24%
201334,8104271.24%
201234,3832270.66%
201134,1561740.51%
201033,98211,23649.40%
199022,7469,36970.04%
198013,3776,38291.24%
19706,9951,06017.86%
19605,9355309.81%
19505,405-636-10.53%
19406,04183916.13%
19305,202871.70%
19205,1152745.66%
19104,841841.77%
19004,75798926.25%
18903,76852516.19%
18803,24346516.74%
18702,7780.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.07% (402)
County Website
Founded
1870
County Seat
2010 Population
33,982
Growth Since 2010
11.27% (3,831)
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Dare County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,59192.74%
Black or African American1,0863.00%
Two or More Races6621.83%
Some Other Race4501.24%
Asian2790.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native1420.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.03%
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Dare County, North Carolina Population by Race

Dare County, North Carolina Population Pyramid $2021

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Dare County, North Carolina Median Age

46.5


Total

45.2


Male

48.2


Female

Dare County, North Carolina Adults

There are 29,241 adults, (7,499 of whom are seniors) in Dare County, North Carolina.

Dare County, North Carolina Age Dependency

66.6

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Dare County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

18,112

50.00%

Male

18,110

50.00%

Dare County, North Carolina Population by Age

Dare County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dare County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female52.4%47.6%
Non Family65.3%34.7%
Male72.5%27.5%
All74.4%25.6%
Married85.1%14.9%

74.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dare County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,5292.3274.4
Married7,9722.8785.1
Non Family5,2481.2465.3
Female1,6522.8752.4
Male6572.9672.5

2.79

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Dare County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6012.23%
9th to 12th Grade9553.54%
High School Graduate6,14722.81%
Some College6,82825.34%
Associates Degree3,05811.35%
Bachelors Degree5,99022.23%
Graduate Degree3,36912.50%
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Dare County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dare County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White24,44023,4519,010
Hispanic1,3531,007103
Black661502101
2+ Races30625225
Other Race249201
Asian19118394
Native American585839
Islander1212

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 67.24%.

Dare County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,655$36,439$27,996
Less Than 9th Grade$22,108$22,025$22,353
High School Graduate$27,798$31,858$24,009
Some College$30,743$33,371$26,463
Bachelors Degree$40,985$47,896$33,214
Graduate Degree$47,542$58,281$45,145

$31,655

Average Earnings

$36,439

Average Male

$27,996

Average Female

Dare County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dare County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Dare County, North Carolina Language

91.77% of Dare County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.82% of the population.

Dare County, North Carolina Language

Dare County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,4652,2267.07%
Hispanic2,63662923.86%
Black1,05746243.71%
Multiple6617811.80%
Other4485011.16%
Native1381510.87%

8.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.30%

Male Poverty Rate

8.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dare County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dare County, North Carolina is Black, with 43.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dare County, North Carolina is White, with 7.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.19%.

Dare County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.18%
Some College9.19%
High School7.43%
Bachelors or Greater2.81%

Dare County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed28.83%
Male Unemployed19.47%
Female Employed7.44%
Male Employed6.24%

Dare County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dare County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,381$80,094
Families$70,946$92,150
Married Families$83,956-
Non Families$40,369$51,639
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Income by Household Type

Dare County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

54.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Dare County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Dare County, North Carolina 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 55-64.

Dare County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Dare County, North Carolina Marital Status

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3,304

Number of Veterans

2,995

Male Veterans

309

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,654
First Gulf War543
Second Gulf War433
Korea218
World War II66

Dare County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,111
75+781
35 to 54604
55 to 64580
18 to 34228

Dare County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,12511.39%
Black10514.87%
2+ Races4314.53%
Native American2826.42%
Hispanic201.22%
Other Race30.84%

Dare County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Dare County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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7.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dare County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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64.4%

Labor Force Participation

61.2%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Dare County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Dare County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Dare County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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36.17%

Born in Dare County, North Carolina

94.80%

Native Born

5.20%

Foreign Born

3.17%

Non Citizen

2.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.80% of Dare County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 36.17% having been born in North Carolina. 3.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dare County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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