Kitty Hawk, North Carolina


Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina's Outer Banks5 The population was 3,272 at the 2010 Census6 It was established in the early 18th century as Chickahawk

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 Politics
  • 5 Sister city
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Historyedit

Kitty Hawk became world-famous after the Wright brothers made the first controlled powered airplane flights at the Kill Devil Hills, four miles 6 km south of the town, on December 17, 1903 After the flights, the brothers walked back to Kitty Hawk, where they sent a telegram from the Weather Bureau office to their father informing him of their success7 Kitty Hawk is usually credited as the site of the powered flights because it was the nearest named settlement at the time of the flight; the modern town of Kill Devil Hills did not exist until 50 years after the flights The Wrights chose the area because its frequent winds and soft sandy surfaces were suitable for their glider experiments, which they conducted over a three-year period prior to making the powered flights

The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk CV-63, the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber AV-19 with an aircraft number of 93-1086, P-40D Kitty hawk fighter aircraft, the aircraft transport ship USS Kitty Hawk AKV-1, and the Apollo 14 command module have been named for the town, which incorporated in 19815

The Kitty Hawk Life-Saving Station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 19848

Geographyedit

Kitty Hawk is located at 36°06′N 75°42′W / 361°N 757°W / 361; -757 at an elevation of 7 feet 2 m above sea level

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a complete area of 823 square miles 213 km2 818 square miles 212 km2 of it is land and 00476 square miles 0123 km2 of it 0579% is water9

Demographicsedit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,991 people, 1,265 households, and 866 families residing in the town The population density was 3658 people per square mile 1412/km² There were 2,618 housing units at an average density of 3201 per square mile 1236/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9813% White, 064% African American, 023% Native American, 027% Asian, 003% Pacific Islander, 020% from other races, and 050% from two or more races 094% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race

There were 1,265 households out of which 279% had youngsters under the age of 18 years living with them, 587% were married couples living together, 73% had a female householder with no husband present, and 315% were non-families 238% of all tribes were made up of individuals and 80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 235 and the average family size was 279

In the town, the population was spread out with 215% under the age of 18, 57% from 18 to 24, 316% from 25 to 44, 283% from 45 to 64, and 130% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 41 years For every 100 girls, there were 1037 boys For every 100 girls age 18 and over, there were 976 boys

The median income for a household in the town was $42,813, and the median income for a family was $48,676 Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $25,744 for females The per capita income for the town was $22,960 About 43% of families and 65% of the population were below the poverty line, including 79% of people under age 18 and 46% of people age 65 or over

Politicsedit

Federally, Kitty Hawk is part of North Carolina's 3rd congressional district, represented by Republican Walt Jones, first elected in 1994

Sister cityedit

  • Coulaines in Pays de la Loire, France, which is about 17 miles 27 km north of Le Mans signed in 2005

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names" United States Geological Survey 2007-10-25 Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" US Census Bureau Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved April 5, 2013 
  5. ^ a b "Kitty Hawk" Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Retrieved April 5, 2013 
  6. ^ Staff, Website Services & Coordination "US Census Bureau 2010 Census Interactive Population Map" wwwcensusgov Retrieved 2015-12-17 
  7. ^ "Telegram from Orville Wright in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to His Father Announcing Four Successful Flights, 1903 December 17" World Digital Library 1903-12-17 Retrieved 2013-07-21 
  8. ^ National Park Service 2010-07-09 "National Register Information System" National Register of Historic Places National Park Service 
  9. ^ Census 2000 Gazetteer Files: Places Archived 2006-10-24 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 2009-05-18

External linksedit

  • Official website


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