Kill Devil Hills, NC

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Population

39,502

0.476% growth

Poverty Rate

10.5%


Median Age

46.2


Median Household Income

$53,625

2.09% growth

Number of Employees

19,966

0.945% growth

Median Property Value

$266,100

1.03% growth

About

In 2017, Kill Devil Hills, NC had a population of 39.5k people with a median age of 46.2 and a median household income of $53,625. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kill Devil Hills, NC grew from 39,315 to 39,502, a 0.476% increase and its median household income grew from $52,529 to $53,625, a 2.09% increase.

The population of Kill Devil Hills, NC is 84% White Alone, 7.17% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.3% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Kill Devil Hills, NC speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Kill Devil Hills, NC is $266,100, and the homeownership rate is 70%. Most people in Kill Devil Hills, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Kill Devil Hills, NC is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Kill Devil Hills, NC employs 20k people. The largest industries in Kill Devil Hills, NC are Retail Trade (2,902 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,730 people), and Construction (2,034 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,087), Utilities ($45,000), and Finance & Insurance ($44,390).

Median household income in Kill Devil Hills, NC is $53,625. Males in Kill Devil Hills, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Kill Devil Hills, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,625

2017 value

± $2,786

2.09%

1 Year Growth

± 7.37%

Households in Kill Devil Hills, NC have a median annual income of $53,625, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,529 in 2016, which represents a 2.09% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kill Devil Hills, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kill Devil Hills, NC was Union County, NC with a value of $80,337, followed by Wake County, NC and Chatham County, NC, with respective values of $79,970 and $74,959.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kill Devil Hills, NC (4.05k out of 38.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,812 ± 357

  2. Black

    701 ± 205

  3. Hispanic

    510 ± 197

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

20k

2017 Value

± 944

0.945%

1 Year growth

± 6.72%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kill Devil Hills, NC grew at a rate of 0.945%, from 19.8k employees to 20k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kill Devil Hills, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,384 people), Management Occupations (2,459 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,158 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kill Devil Hills, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kill Devil Hills, NC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,384 people), Management Occupations (2,459 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,158 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Kill Devil Hills, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.8 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.81 times), and Sales & Related Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kill Devil Hills, NC, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($77,969), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,406), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,761).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20k

2017 Value

± 944

0.945%

1 Year growth

± 6.72%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kill Devil Hills, NC grew at a rate of 0.945%, from 19.8k employees to 20k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kill Devil Hills, NC, are Retail Trade (2,902 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,730 people), and Construction (2,034 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Kill Devil Hills, NC, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,902 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,730 people), and Construction (2,034 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Kill Devil Hills, NC has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (3.53 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.96 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.89 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kill Devil Hills, NC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,087), Utilities ($45,000), and Finance & Insurance ($44,390).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $54.9B

  2. $41.2B

  3. $40B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($41.2B) and Machinery ($40B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$443B

2020 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

42.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 42.7% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.4B

  2. $28.1B

  3. $28B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $28.4B, followed by Virginia with $28.1B and Georgia and $28B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

83.9% of the population of Kill Devil Hills, NC has health coverage, with 32.4% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 21.8% on non-group plans, and 1.44% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Kill Devil Hills, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Kill Devil Hills, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.1%

Uninsured

32.4%

Employer Coverage

13.5%

Medicaid

14.8%

Medicare

21.8%

Non-Group

1.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kill Devil Hills, NC declined by 9.29% from 17.8% to 16.1%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Kill Devil Hills, NC is home to a population of 39.5k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.01% of Kill Devil Hills, NC residents were born outside of the country (1.98k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kill Devil Hills, NC is composed of 33.2k White Alone residents (84%), 2.83k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.17%), 2.09k Black or African American Alone residents (5.3%), 923 Two or More Races residents (2.34%), 229 Asian Alone residents (0.58%), 128 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.324%), 117 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.296%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kill Devil Hills, NC was 46.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Kill Devil Hills, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Kill Devil Hills, NC residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.01%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.98k people

5.21%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.05k people

As of 2017, 5.01% of Kill Devil Hills, NC residents (1.98k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kill Devil Hills, NC was 5.21%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Kill Devil Hills, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kill Devil Hills, NC was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    33.2k ± 256

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.83k ± 675

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.09k ± 312

In 2017, there were 11.7 times more White Alone residents (33.2k people) in Kill Devil Hills, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.83k Hispanic or Latino and 2.09k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kill Devil Hills, NC as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,623 ± 204

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    383 ± 110

  3. Korea

    244 ± 74

Kill Devil Hills, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kill Devil Hills, NC was $266,100 in 2017, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $263,400 to $266,100, a 1.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Kill Devil Hills, NC is 70%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kill Devil Hills, NC have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kill Devil Hills, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$266,100

2017 Median

± $10,100

$263,400

2016 Median

± $9,779

In 2017, the median property value in Kill Devil Hills, NC grew to to $266,100 from the previous year's value of $263,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kill Devil Hills, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kill Devil Hills, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$53,625

Median Household Income

± $2,786

16.8k

Number of Households

± 854

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.8k households in Kill Devil Hills, NC grew to $53,625 from the previous year's value of $52,529.

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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kill Devil Hills, NC 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.

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Rent vs Own

70%

2017 Homeownership

69%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70% of the housing units in Kill Devil Hills, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kill Devil Hills, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kill Devil Hills, NC have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.16% of the workforce in Kill Devil Hills, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kill Devil Hills, NC was Drove Alone (79%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.2%) and those who Worked At Home (5.8%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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