Official Zip Code NameKill Devil Hills
Zip Code StateNorth Carolina
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Area Code252
Current Population:10862
Racial Majority:White 91.93%
Public School Racial Majority:White 88.4%
Unemployment Rate:5.23%
Median Household Income$51479
Average Adjusted Gross Income$43947
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time23.7 Minutes
Curent Temperature:
Current Time:
EDT
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Primary County: Dare
Elevation Range0 - 7 ft.
Area9 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)35.98102188, -75.64523315

Zip Code 27948 Description

Zip Code 27948 is located in the state of North Carolina in the Norfolk - Newport News - Virginia Beach metro area. Zip code 27948 is primarily located in Dare County. The official US Postal Service name for 27948 is KILL DEVIL HILLS, North Carolina. Portions of zip code 27948 are contained within or border the city limits of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Kitty Hawk, NC, and Southern Shores, NC. The area code for zip code 27948 is 252. 27948 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in North Carolina.

The current unemployment level in 27948 is 5.23% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 5.1% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 4.7% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 4.9%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 27948 increased to 10862 from 9201 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 27948 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 27948 public schools is White. 29.6% of students in 27948 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 10012 91.93% 9614 +4%
 Black Or African American 111 1.02% 101 +10%
 Hispanic 552 5.07% 801 -31%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 11 0.1% 37 -70%
 Asian 0 0% 121 -100%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 5 -100%
 Other Race 8 0% 8 -100%
 Two Or More Races 175 1.88% 175 +17%

Zip Code 27948 Race/Ethnicity

 White 88.4%
 Black Or African American 0.5%
 Hispanic 6.5%
 Asian 1%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.3%
 Two or More Races 3.3%

Zip Code 27948 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population108629201
Male Population50.90%
Female Population49.10%
Total Households4528
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
29.6%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
33.3%
Median Household Income$51479
Income Under $50K Per Year48.10%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year36.80%
Income Above $100K Per Year15.10%
114 US Congressional DistrictNorth Carolina 3
RepresentativeWalter Jones Jr.
PartyRepublican
Average Real Estate Asking Price$289658
Average Real Estate Sale Price$235025
Current Unemployment Level (June 2016)5.23%
Previous Month Unemployment Level7.85%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago6.23%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8b: 15F to 20F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 63g - Carolinian Barrier Islands and Coastal Marshes
Average First Frost DatesNovember 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesMarch 21 - 31

Zip Code 27948 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)36374351596872716757474054
Avg Max Temp (°F)52546068758287858172635670
Avg Precip (In.)4.663.314.573.174.174.615.245.694.954.13.493.6451.59
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Kill Devil Hills, NC
CBSA Type27948
CBSA Population34007
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours