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The mainland of Currituck County connects the coastline of northeastern North Carolina with a peninsula that is bounded on the west by the North River, on the south by the Albemarle Sound, and on the east by the Currituck Sound. The wide, clean beaches of the Currituck Outer Banks attract millions of vacationers each year.

Currituck County farmlandThe agricultural community has, and continues to be, an important component to the heritage and economy of Currituck County. Hundreds of acres are cultivated in Currituck County each year, yielding millions of dollars in revenues. Major crops are corn, soybeans, wheat, and cotton. Numerous roadside stands offer a variety of fresh local produce.

Currituck County’s industrial parks are available for new and/or expanding businesses. These parks offer land zoned for Light Manufacturing to Heavy Manufacturing. The Economic Development Department can provide additional information about starting or relocating a business in Currituck County.

The Currituck County Airport is a publicly-owned, public use general aviation airport that is located on the north side of U.S. Highway 158. The terminal building and expanded runway are bringing increased commercial and private use air service to the County.

The Department of Commerce includes Currituck County in the Hampton Roads, Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Currituck is conveniently located 50 miles from the International Port of Virginia and Norfolk International Airport. The Hampton Roads MSA is the 27th largest market in the United States. There are 1.6 million people living in the Hampton Roads area.

Currituck County is a popular location for vacation travelers. The County offers seven 18 hole golf courses, campgrounds, parks, lodges, motels, vacation home rentals, marinas, shopping, and restaurants. For more information on vacationing in Currituck...

GENERAL INFORMATION      
County Seat: Currituck Average Annual Rainfall: 48 inches
Total Area: 443.63 sq. miles Average Jan. Temp.: 41 degrees
Land Area: 261.4 sq. miles Average July Temp.: 79 degrees
POPULATION      
2000 Census: 18,190 % Population Change - 1990-2000 32.40%
2010 Census: 23,547  % Population Change - 2000-2010 29.45%
Population Density: 89.9 sq. miles     
2015 Population Estimate:    25,616    
EDUCATION       
2014 % High School Graduates  85.0%     
2014 % College Graduates (Bachelor's or Higher) 18.4%     
2003 Ave. SAT:  988    
TAXES, PROPERTY       
2015 Property Taxes/$100 Value  $0.48     
Last Valuation Year  2013     
Next Valuation Year  2021     
ECONOMY      
2014 Unemployment Rate  4.9%    
2014 Per Capita Income $26,703    


Sources:
North Carolina Department of Commerce, Economic Policy and Research Divsion; 2014 Census Bureau American Community Survey; NC Budget and Management, State Demographer

Find more statistical information at U.S. Census Bureau's Quick Facts for Currituck County