Dare County, North Carolina Population 2020

Dare County, North Carolina's estimated population is 37,273 with a growth rate of 1.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dare County, North Carolina is the 66th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202037,2733861.05%
201936,8873861.06%
201836,5013861.07%
201736,1153500.98%
201635,7653330.94%
201535,4325381.54%
201434,894840.24%
201334,8104271.24%
201234,3832280.67%
201134,1551730.51%
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%

Dare County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,09292.59%
Two or More Races9502.66%
Black or African American7792.18%
Some Other Race5851.64%
Asian2280.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native1070.30%

Dare County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Dare County, North Carolina Median Age

46.1


Total

45.1


Male

47.5


Female

Dare County, North Carolina Adults

There are 28,832 adults, (7,181 of whom are seniors) in Dare County, North Carolina.

Dare County, North Carolina Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Dare County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

18,127

50.72%

Male

17,614

49.28%

Dare County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Dare County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.4%18.6%
All70.9%29.1%
Male62.2%37.8%
Non Family62%38%
Female49.9%50.1%

70.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,4412.370.9
Married8,0172.8381.4
Non Family5,2501.2362
Female1,4872.9149.9
Male6873.0262.2

2.79

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dare County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7092.66%
9th to 12th Grade1,0844.07%
High School Graduate6,18023.19%
Some College7,20627.04%
Associates Degree2,68610.08%
Bachelors Degree5,72021.46%
Graduate Degree3,06511.50%

Dare County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White24,09122,9848,430
Hispanic1,342914104
Black595426128
Multiple Races43335023
Other Race3662349
Asian15715184
Native American555513

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 asian people with a rate of 53.50%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,123$34,896$27,631
Less Than High School$21,215$20,806$22,250
High School Grad$27,593$32,386$22,957
Some College$30,816$35,154$27,406
Bachelors Degree$37,653$46,859$31,646
Graduate Degree$42,481$49,821$40,323

$31,123

Average Earnings

$34,896

Average Male

$27,631

Average Female

Dare County, North Carolina Language

Dare County, North Carolina Language by Age

Dare County, North Carolina Language

92.41% of Dare County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.13% of the population.

Dare County, North Carolina Poverty

Dare County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,1732,3607.57%
Hispanic2,51246318.43%
Black75212216.22%
Multiple949848.85%
Other584569.59%
Native1042423.08%

8.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.13%

Male Poverty Rate

8.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dare County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dare County, North Carolina is Native, with 23.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dare County, North Carolina is White, with 7.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.29%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School11.69%
Some College8.47%
High School7.48%
Bachelors or Greater2.93%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed25.59%
Female Unemployed10.74%
Female Employed7.39%
Male Employed6.20%

Dare County, North Carolina Income

Dare County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,012$77,380
Families$69,091$90,060
Married Families$81,027-
Non Families$37,462$49,153

Dare County, North Carolina Marital Status

Dare County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.1%

Male Marriage Rate

55.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Dare County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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

Dare County, North Carolina Veterans

3,330

Number of Veterans

3,036

Male Veterans

294

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,736
First Gulf War495
Second Gulf War384
Korea251
World War II78
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,099
75+824
55 to 64600
35 to 54533
18 to 34274
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,21311.92%
2 or More6414.16%
Black518.17%
Hispanic311.98%
Other20.46%

$Dare County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

5.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dare County, North Carolina Employment Status

64.7%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Dare County, North Carolina 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

36.54%

Born in North Carolina

95.21%

Native Born

4.79%

Foreign Born

3.23%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.21% of Dare County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 36.54% having been born in North Carolina. 3.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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