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.
Kill Devil Hills is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 sales jobs (15.14%), management occupations (14.25%), and office and administrative support (13.69%).
Another notable thing is that Kill Devil Hills is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
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.
Being a small town, Kill Devil Hills does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of Kill Devil Hills is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.10% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Kill Devil Hills in 2010 was $26,996, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,984 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 German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Kill Devil Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.