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Manteo, North Carolina

Manteo is a town located in Dare County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,052. It is the county seat of Dare County6.

Geography Manteo is located at 35°54'17" North, 75°40'10" West (35.904595, -75.669385)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.6 km² (1.8 mi²). 4.5 km² (1.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.35% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 1,052 people, 515 households, and 287 families residing in the town. The population density is 234.8/km² (607.2/mi²). There are 924 housing units at an average density of 206.2/km² (533.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 86.31% White, 10.08% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.43% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. 2.57% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 515 households out of which 23.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% are married couples living together, 12.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.1% are non-families. 38.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 18.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.03 and the average family size is 2.64.

In the town the population is spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $29,803, and the median income for a family is $40,139. Males have a median income of $30,625 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the town is $20,222. 19.4% of the population and 18.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 29.4% are under the age of 18 and 10.9% are 65 or older.

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