Kill Devil Hills is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 7,058 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kill Devil Hills is the 117th largest community in North Carolina.
Kill Devil Hills real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Kill Devil Hills house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns, Kill Devil Hills isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kill Devil Hills are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kill Devil Hills is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kill Devil Hills who work in food service (15.33%), sales jobs (14.97%), and management occupations (13.21%).
Another notable thing is that Kill Devil Hills is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
One of the nice things about Kill Devil Hills is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
As is often the case in a small town, Kill Devil Hills doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of people in Kill Devil Hills who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.76% of adults in Kill Devil Hills have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Kill Devil Hills in 2010 was $28,497, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,988 for a family of four. However, Kill Devil Hills contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Kill Devil Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kill Devil Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kill Devil Hills include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Kill Devil Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.