Dare County

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Dare County, North Carolina

PO Box 1000
Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: (252) 475-5800
Fax: (252) 473-1817

On the central eastern shore of NC on Pamlico Sound, east of Greenville; organized Feb 2, 1870 from Tyrrell, Hyde, and Currituck counties. Name Origin: For Virginia Dare, born (Aug 18, 1587) on Roanoke Island in the county, the first child of English parents to be born in the Americas

Area (sq mi):: 1561.51 (land 383.58; water 1177.93) Population per square mile: 88.40
Population 2005: 33,903 State rank: 67 Population change: 2000-20005 13.10%; 1990-2000 31.70% Population 2000: 29,967 (White 93.50%; Black or African American 2.70%; Hispanic or Latino 2.20%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 2.50%. Median age: 40.40
Income 2000: per capita $23,614; median household $42,411; Population below poverty level: 8.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,852-$29,466
Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.90% Median travel time to work: 19.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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