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Overview

Introduction to Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina is 59 miles SE of Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is located in Dare county.

Kill Devil Hills History

In the colonial era, the area was the site of many shipwrecks. Several of these ships carried bottles of rum which were saved by locals and stored behind large sand dunes. According to tradition, the community was named because the rum hidden behind the hills was believed to be strong enough to kill the devil. The Wright brothers' first powered airplane flight took off from Kill Devil Hills in 1903. Kill Devil Hills was officially incorporated on March 6, 1953.

Kill Devil Hills and Nearby Attractions

  • Wright Brothers National Memorial
  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
  • Museum of the Albemarle
  • Nature Conservancy at Nags Head Woods
  • Montrose Gardens
  • Jockeys Ridge State Park

Things To Do In Kill Devil Hills

The town is home to the Wright Brothers National Memorial, a historic site built in commemoration of the Wright brothers' four powered airplane flights in 1903. Bodie Island Visitor Center, the Museum of the Albemarle, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Elizabeth II Historic Site are some of the museums and historic sites in the area. The Jockeys Ridge State Park includes sand dunes and offers facilities for hang gliding, picnicking, sail boarding, and sand boarding. Montrose Gardens, and the North Carolina Aquarium - Manteo are other popular destinations in the region.

Kill Devil Hills Transportation

Norfolk International Airport is the closest major airport.

Kill Devil Hills Higher Education

Colleges near Kill Devil Hills are Elizabeth City State University, College of the Albemarle, and Roanoke Bible College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,948
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+3,694
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married41.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.9%
Median Earnings25+$27,961
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,012
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,079

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,011
% Above Poverty Level88.3%
% Below Poverty Level11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,177
Median House Value$234,900

Ancestry

English23.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.3%
German21.5%
Irish18.8%
Scottish6.2%
Italian5.7%
Polish2.7%
Welsh2.1%
Slovak1.7%
French Except Basque1.6%
Canadian1.4%
Dutch0.9%
Greek0.9%
Swedish0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Arab0.4%
Jordanian0.4%
Cypriot0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Kill Devil Hills Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dare County
Standard Zip Codes27948
Phone Area Codes252
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.01
Approximate Longitude-75.66

Kill Devil Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMANTEO AP
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp36 to 52 F
Apr Temp51 to 69 F
Jul Temp72 to 86 F
Oct Temp57 to 71 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches
StationCOLUMBIA
Distance34 miles
Jan Temp33 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 70 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp52 to 73 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches
StationELIZABETH CITY
Distance35.3 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp52 to 74 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Kitty Hawk3,403$61,000
Manteo1,638$64,583
Nags Head2,858$83,333
Southern Shores2,827$103,250

Kill Devil Hills Public Schools

First Flight Elementary School
107 Veterans Drive
ZIP: 27948
(252) 441-1111
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
First Flight Middle School
109 Veterans Drive
ZIP: 27948
(252) 441-8888
Middle
Total Enrollment 632
First Flight High School
100 Veterans Drive
ZIP: 27948
(252) 449-7000
High
Total Enrollment 807
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