North Carolina Dare County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Dare County, North Carolina. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in North Carolina Dare County.

Street Address: 700 N. Highway 64/264, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone Number: (252) 473-2372 Dare N/A N/A

Street Address: 57709 Highway 12, Hatteras, NC 27943
Phone Number: (252) 986-2385 Dare N/A N/A

Street Address: 400 Mustian Street, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Phone Number: (252) 441-4331 Dare N/A N/A

Overview of Dare County, North Carolina

Dare County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 29,967. Its county seat is Manteo.

Law and government

Dare County is a member of the Albemarle Commission regional council of governments.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,044 km² (1,562 mi²). 993 km² (384 mi²) of it is land and 3,051 km² (1,178 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 75.44% water.

Dare County includes the northern half of the Outer Banks.


As of the census of 2000, there are 29,967 people, 12,690 households, and 8,451 families residing in the county. The population density is 30/km² (78/mi²). There are 26,671 housing units at an average density of 27/km² (70/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 94.75% White, 2.66% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 2.22% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 12,690 households out of which 27.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.00% are married couples living together, 8.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% are non-families. 25.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.34 and the average family size is 2.79.

In the county the population is spread out with 21.40% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 27.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 101.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $42,411, and the median income for a family is $49,302. Males have a median income of $31,240 versus $24,318 for females. The per capita income for the county is $23,614. 8.00% of the population and 5.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.90% of those under the age of 18 and 5.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Dare County, North Carolina has the following cities and towns:

  • Kill Devil Hills
  • Kitty Hawk
  • Manteo
  • Nags Head
  • Southern Shores
  • Wanchese

Map of Dare County North Carolina