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People

Total Population 2,789
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 35.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,247
Age of the Population 56

Families

% of people married 69.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $100,757
% Above Poverty Level 97.8%
% Below Poverty Level 2.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 9.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 17.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,637
Median House Value $437,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.4%
US/American 0%
English 21%
Irish 15.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Southern Shores Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 50 miles SE of Virginia Beach, Virginia
County Dare
Standard Zip Codes 27949
Phone Area Codes 252
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.138
Longitude -75.731

Southern Shores Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station MANTEO AP
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 52 F
Apr Temp 51 to 69 F
Jul Temp 72 to 86 F
Oct Temp 57 to 71 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
Station ELIZABETH CITY
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 52 to 74 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station PLYMOUTH 5 E
Distance 54.7 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 52 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Southern Shores, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Collington (27949)

Duck (27949)

Southrn Shore (27949)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Kill Devil Hills 6,881 $58,981
Kitty Hawk 3,362 $58,098
Manteo 1,522 $55,862
Nags Head 2,825 $76,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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