Kill Devil Hills, NC

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
37,160
1.2% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
48.1
0.628% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.48%
4.81% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$79,742
14.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$386,600
20.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kill Devil Hills, NC had a population of 37.2k people with a median age of 48.1 and a median household income of $79,742. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kill Devil Hills, NC grew from 36,718 to 37,160, a 1.2% increase and its median household income grew from $69,500 to $79,742, a 14.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kill Devil Hills, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.08%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.29%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.25%).

None of the households in Kill Devil Hills, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.2% of the residents in Kill Devil Hills, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Kill Devil Hills, NC was $386,600, and the homeownership rate was 77.8%.

Most people in Kill Devil Hills, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23 minutes. The average car ownership in Kill Devil Hills, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Kill Devil Hills, NC is home to a population of 37.2k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.67% of Kill Devil Hills, NC residents were born outside of the country (1.74k people).

In 2022, there were 27.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.9k people) in Kill Devil Hills, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.15k Two+ (Hispanic) and 1.12k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.2% of Kill Devil Hills, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kill Devil Hills, NC was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kill Devil Hills, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.9k ± 236
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.15k ± 397
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.12k ± 123
7.56%
Hispanic Population
2.81k people

In 2022, there were 27.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.9k people) in Kill Devil Hills, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.15k Two+ (Hispanic) and 1.12k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.56% of the people in Kill Devil Hills, NC are hispanic (2.81k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kill Devil Hills, NC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.67%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.74k people
4.55%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.67k people

As of 2022, 4.67% of Kill Devil Hills, NC residents (1.74k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kill Devil Hills, NC was 4.55%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    984 ± 173
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    590 ± 212
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    372 ± 123

Kill Devil Hills, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kill Devil Hills, NC employs 19k people. The largest industries in Kill Devil Hills, NC are Retail Trade (2,507 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,397 people), and Construction (2,101 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($86,455), Finance & Insurance ($82,823), and Public Administration ($65,444).

Occupations

19k
2022 Value
± 1,067
1.41%
1 Year growth
± 7.71%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kill Devil Hills, NC grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 18.8k employees to 19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kill Devil Hills, NC, are Management Occupations (2,481 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,219 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,035 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kill Devil Hills, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19k
2022 Value
± 1,067
1.41%
1 Year growth
± 7.71%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kill Devil Hills, NC grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 18.8k employees to 19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kill Devil Hills, NC, are Retail Trade (2,507 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,397 people), and Construction (2,101 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kill Devil Hills, NC, though some of these residents may live in Kill Devil Hills, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,325
Median earning men ± $3,486
$37,784
Median earning women ± $3,254

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($110,833), Wholesale Trade ($85,909), and Public Administration ($74,063).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($125,667), Construction ($53,248), and Information ($52,875).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 592
    Retail Trade
  2. 450
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 426
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kill Devil Hills, NC was $386,600 in 2022, which is 1.37 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $321,400 to $386,600, a 20.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Kill Devil Hills, NC is 77.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kill Devil Hills, NC have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kill Devil Hills, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kill Devil Hills, NC is $79,742. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Kill Devil Hills, NC was Wake County, NC with a value of $96,734, followed by Union County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $95,533 and $85,785.

Property

$386,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,585
$12,513
Median Property Taxes
±$815

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kill Devil Hills, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Kill Devil Hills, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

77.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.8% of the housing units in Kill Devil Hills, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kill Devil Hills, NC was Wake County, NC with a value of $96,734, followed by Union County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $95,533 and $85,785.

The following map shows all of the counties in Kill Devil Hills, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$79,742
Median Household Income
± $4,130
16.1k
Number of Households
± 943

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.1k households in Kill Devil Hills, NC grew to $79,742 from the previous year's value of $69,500.

The following chart displays the households in Kill Devil Hills, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kill Devil Hills, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.4%)
  3. Carpooled (8.19%)

In 2022, 76.2% of workers in Kill Devil Hills, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.4%) and those who carpooled to work (8.19%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kill Devil Hills, NC have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.9% of the workforce in Kill Devil Hills, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kill Devil Hills, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kill Devil Hills, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.48% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kill Devil Hills, NC (2.4k out of 37k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 65 - 74, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kill Devil Hills, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

88.4% of the population of Kill Devil Hills, NC has health coverage, with 38.4% on employee plans, 6.66% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 23.6% on non-group plans, and 2.35% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1405 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1710 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1,405 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.6% under 18 years, 14.1% between 18 and 34 years, 43.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 23% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.6%
Uninsured
38.4%
Employer Coverage
6.66%
Medicaid
17.4%
Medicare
23.6%
Non-Group
2.35%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kill Devil Hills, NC grew by 1.95% from 11.3% to 11.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kill Devil Hills, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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