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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Dare County is located in North Carolina with a population of 35,412. Living in Dare County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Dare County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Dare County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Dare County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$285,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,056
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    304.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,537.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,488.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    116.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Dare County

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,640
National
$55,322

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