Nags Head 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 2,840 people and just one neighborhood, Nags Head is the 265th largest community in North Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
Nags Head home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Nags Head real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Nags Head isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Nags Head are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Nags Head is a town of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Nags Head who work in management occupations (19.64%), sales jobs (12.72%) and food service (9.27%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.05% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Nags Head 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 Nags Head 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, Nags Head doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.