Hatteras, North Carolina
Hatteras, NC Events Directory
About Hatteras, NC
Hatteras, North Carolina
Census-designated place
Location in Dare County and the state of North Carolina
Location in Dare County and the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°13?10?N 75°41?25?W / 35.21944°N 75.69028°W / 35.21944; -75.69028Coordinates: 35°13?10?N 75°41?25?W / 35.21944°N 75.69028°W / 35.21944; -75.69028
Country United States of America
State North Carolina
County Dare
Named for Hatteras Indians
 o Total 1.68 sq mi (4.36 km2)
 o Land 1.58 sq mi (4.08 km2)
 o Water 0.11 sq mi (0.29 km2)
Elevation 3 ft (0.9 m)
Population (2010)
 o Total 504
 o Density 320/sq mi (123.6/km2)
ZIP code 27943

Hatteras is an unincorporated village and census-designated place (CDP) in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, on the Outer Banks island of Hatteras, at its extreme southwestern tip. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 504.[1] Immediately to the west of the village of Hatteras is Hatteras Inlet which separates Hatteras Island from the neighboring Ocracoke Island. North Carolina Highway 12 passes through the community linking it to Frisco to the east and Ocracoke to the west (via a ferry across Hatteras Inlet).

The residents of Hatteras are governed by the Dare County Board of Commissioners. Hatteras is part of District 4, along with Avon, Buxton, Frisco, Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo.

Attractions and recreation

Hatteras is best known as a fishing and vacation destination.

Watersports are plentiful on both the ocean-side and the sound-side of the village. Proximity to the convergence of the Labrador Current and the Gulf Stream result in the largest surf available on the East Coast. On the protected Pamlico Sound side of the island watersports such as windsurfing, kayaking, kiteboarding, and swimming are all readily available and accessible.

Fishing is a major source of recreation as well as revenue in Hatteras.

Pamlico Sound, which separates Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, is one of the largest estuarine systems in the world and offers a variety of fishing opportunities.[2]



Hatteras was named after the Hatteras Indians.[4]

Hatteras Village was cut off from the rest of the island on September 18, 2003,[5] when Hurricane Isabel washed a 3,000-foot-wide (910 m) and 30-foot-deep (9.1 m) channel called Isabel Inlet at the north end of Hatteras village. The tear was subsequently repaired and restored by sand dredged by the Army Corps of Engineers.[6]

The Ellsworth and Lovie Ballance House and Hatteras Weather Bureau Station are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[7]

Public services

Residents of Hatteras are served by the Cape Hatteras Elementary and Secondary School located on NC 12 in Buxton.[8] Hatteras is served by Billy Mitchell Airport, which has direct flights to Charlotte via American Eagle twice a day during the summer season (June through September). The airport will undergo renovations from summer of 2018 to spring of 2019. A new terminal with three gates, TSA security, bathrooms, baggage claim, and coffee shop, as well as new landscaping, signage, and parking for passengers will be constructed. The tarmac and taxiway will also be repaved.



  1. ^ Mean monthly maxima and minima (i.e. the expected highest and lowest temperature readings at any point during the year or given month) calculated based on data at said location from 1981 to 2010.


External links

Preceded by
Beaches of The Outer Banks Succeeded by
Hatteras Inlet Peninsula

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.



Top US Cities

Like2do.com was developed using defaultLogic.com's knowledge management platform. It allows users to manage learning and research. Visit defaultLogic's other partner sites below:
PopFlock.com : Music Genres | Musicians | Musical Instruments | Music Industry
NCR Works : Retail Banking | Restaurant Industry | Retail Industry | Hospitality Industry