Place:Dare, North Carolina, United States

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Dare County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,920. Its county seat is Manteo. It is named after Virginia Dare, the first child born in the Americas to English parents, who was born in what is now Dare County.

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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Timeline

Date Event Source
1804 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1832 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1869 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 2,778
1880 3,243
1890 3,768
1900 4,757
1910 4,841
1920 5,115
1930 5,202
1940 6,041
1950 5,405
1960 5,935
1970 6,995
1980 13,377
1990 22,746

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External links

www.co.dare.nc.us


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