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Time Zone: Dare County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Manteo is the Seat for Dare County.

Dare County was founded in 1870. Dare was created by taking area from Currituck, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Dare had a population of 34,296 people. This is an increase of 14.45% since the last Census (which gave a population of 29,967 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Dare represented 0.37% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 68th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201033,920+13.19%-1.1% since 2009
200934,296+14.45%+0.72% since 2008
200834,052+13.63%+0.1% since 2007
200029,967The Last Census

More information can be found on the Dare County Census Page for Dare County.


Below are some of the communities located in Dare County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Dare County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Kill Devil Hills   6,8265,89715.75% increase  
Kitty Hawk   3,3152,99110.83% increase  
Nags Head   3,0582,70013.26% increase  
Southern Shores   2,6212,20119.08% increase  
Manteo   1,4711,05239.83% increase  

Websites for Dare County

Official Website:   www.co.dare.nc.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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