Kitty Hawk is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 3,395 people and just one neighborhood, Kitty Hawk is the 236th largest community in North Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
Kitty Hawk home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Kitty Hawk real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Kitty Hawk isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kitty Hawk are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kitty Hawk is a town of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kitty Hawk who work in sales jobs (23.63%), management occupations (17.77%) and office and administrative support (10.83%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Kitty Hawk 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.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Kitty Hawk has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Kitty Hawk a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the nice things about Kitty Hawk 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.
One of the benefits of Kitty Hawk is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.93 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small town, Kitty Hawk does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.