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Manteo is a town in Dare County, in the Kill Devil Hills metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Indian chief taken to England by Sir Walter Raleigh.

The latitude of Manteo is 35.908N. The longitude is -75.676W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,208.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,803
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Manteo demographic reports
Manteo is on Roanoke Island.
Site of the "Lost Colony," the first English settlement in the New World
Well-known residents have included:
· Virginia Dare, first English child born in America
Local festivals include:
  • Manteo Rotary Rockfish Rodeo - Nov. 16-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Manteo web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Wildlife: Wood ducks, alligators, black bears and red wolves inhabit Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Manteo attractions: Elizabethan Gardens, North Carolina Aquarium
Historic sites and museums: Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, NC Maritime Museum on Roanoke Island, Roanoke Island Festival Park

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Manteo residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Manteo ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Manteo was $20,222, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Manteo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Manteo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $405.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,120.


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Libraries in Manteo include Dare County Library ... View libraries

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Dare County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Manteo political report.

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The average commute time for Manteo workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Manteo include Elizabethan Inn Nautics Hall Court.

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