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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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-
Nags Head is a town in North Carolina with a population of 2,894. Nags Head is in Dare County. Living in Nags Head offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Nags Head there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Nags Head and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Nags Head are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$329,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,293
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    205.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    69.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    34.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,675.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,042.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Nags Head

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,979
National
$55,322

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Nags Head Reviews

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I have lived in Nags Head my entire life it's a part of an island called the Outer Banks and I absolutely love living here. I love our beautiful beaches, lighthouses and our wild horses that live on Corolla Beach. There's not much that I would want to change maybe just a couple more options for shopping because we don't have too many.
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It is a wonderful place to visit and live, clean beaches and great piers. I would like to see more effort during the season in keeping the ocean clean!
Nags Head, NC is a great place to live. There are tons of things to do like climbing the largest living sand dune on the east coast, Jockeys Ridge, or going out to locally owned restaurants for fresh local catch seafood!