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 3,689 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kitty Hawk is the 219th largest community in North Carolina.
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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kitty Hawk is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kitty Hawk is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kitty Hawk who work in management occupations (15.41%), sales jobs (12.82%), and office and administrative support (11.47%).
A relatively large number of people in Kitty Hawk telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.82% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Another notable thing is that Kitty Hawk 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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Kitty Hawk has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Kitty Hawk has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Kitty Hawk than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Kitty Hawk may be for you.
Kitty Hawk is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Being a small town, Kitty Hawk does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Kitty Hawk are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.62% of adults in Kitty Hawk have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Kitty Hawk in 2018 was $43,706, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,824 for a family of four. However, Kitty Hawk contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Kitty Hawk home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kitty Hawk residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kitty Hawk include English, German, Italian, Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Kitty Hawk is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.