CAROLINA ELECTIONS

Dare County

Dare County

Last updated April 2021

29,542 Total Voters

Republican 34.14% Democrat 25.65% Libertarian 0.68% Green 0.08% Constitution 0.06% Unaffiliated 39.39%
White 88.8% Black 1.69% Other 9.51%

Dare County is the easternmost county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 33,920. Its county seat is Manteo. The county is named after Virginia Dare, the first child born in the Americas to English parents, who was born in what is now Dare County. It consists of a large segment of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, along with a peninsula of land attached to the mainland. Most of the county consists of a string of resort communities along the Outer Banks. While lightly populated by year-round residents, the population swells during the summer with vacationers.

Dare County is included in the Kill Devil Hills, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area.

At one time, the now-abandoned town of Buffalo City was the largest community in the county. Because it includes much of Pamlico Sound, Dare County is the largest county in North Carolina by total area, although if one were to consider land area only, it drops down to 68th in size among the state's 100 counties. This is because, according to the Census Bureau's 2010 statistics, only 24.54% of its area is land, the lowest percentage of all counties in the state. Robeson County is the largest county in North Carolina by land area only.

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Unemployment 8.92%

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In the General Assembly

  • State House
  • Paul Tine (NC-6)
  • State Senate
  • Bill Cook (NC-1)

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