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Southern Shores is a town in Dare County, in the Kill Devil Hills metro area.
The community was named for its location on the south coast of the North Banks
The latitude of Southern Shores is 36.138N. The longitude is -75.731W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,492.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Southern Shores demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dare County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27949 ZIP code.
16% of Southern Shores residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Southern Shores ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Southern Shores was $35,933, compared with $21,587 nationally.
49% of Southern Shores residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Southern Shores, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $800. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,432.
Dare County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Southern Shores political report.
The average commute time for Southern Shores workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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