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Encyclopedia > Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

Kitty Hawk is a town located in Dare County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,991. It was established in the early 1700s as Chickahawk. Dare County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...


Kitty Hawk was made famous on December 17, 1903, when Orville Wright made the first powered airplane flight from a sand dune four miles away in Kill Devil Hills. That aircraft is now popularly called the Kitty Hawk; at the time it was called the Wright Flyer. December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Orville Wright (August 19, 1871 - January 30, 1948), the younger of the Wright brothers, seen as one of the fathers of heavier-than-air flight. ... Fixed-wing aircraft is a term used to refer to what are more commonly known as aeroplanes in Commonwealth English (excluding Canada) or airplanes in North American English. ... Kill Devil Hills is a town located in Dare County, North Carolina. ... The Wright Flyer (often retrospectively referred to as Flyer I and occasionally Kitty Hawk) was the first powered aircraft designed and built by the Wright Brothers. ...


The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) is named and the aircraft transport ship USS Kitty Hawk (AKV-1) was named for this town. An aircraft carrier is a warship designed to deploy and recover aircraft—in effect acting as a sea-going airbase. ... The second USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) is an aircraft carrier in the United States Navy, actively serving as of 2005. ... Kitty Hawk (APV-1/AKV-1), formerly SS Seatrain New York, was built in 1932 by Sun Ship Building & Dry Dock Corporation, Chester, Pennsylvania. ...


Apollo 14's command module was also named for this town. Apollo 14 was the eighth manned mission in the Apollo program and the third mission to land on the moon. ... The Command/Service Module (CSM) was a spacecraft built for NASA by North American Aviation. ...


Geography

Location of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

Kitty Hawk is located at 36.1°N 75.7°W. Adapted from Wikipedias NC county maps by Seth Ilys. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.3 km² (8.2 mi²). 21.2 km² (8.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.61% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 2,991 people, 1,265 households, and 866 families residing in the town. The population density was 141.2/km² (365.8/mi²). There were 2,618 housing units at an average density of 123.6/km² (320.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.13% White, 0.64% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,265 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.79. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $42,813, and the median income for a family was $48,676. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $25,744 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,960. 6.5% of the population and 4.3% of families were below the poverty line. 7.9% of those under the age of 18 and 4.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population living in poverty The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
 
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (226 words)
Kitty Hawk is a town located in Dare County, North Carolina.
Kitty Hawk was made famous on December 17, 1903, when Orville Wright made the first powered airplane flight from a sand dune four miles away in Kill Devil Hills.
Kitty Hawk is located at 36.1°N 75.7°W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.3 km² (8.2 mi²).
Encyclopedia: Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (711 words)
That aircraft is now popularly called the Kitty Hawk; at the time it was called the Wright Flyer December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar.
The second USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) is an aircraft carrier in the United States Navy, actively serving as of 2005.
When Orville Wright stepped ashore in Kitty Hawk Village in the fall of 1900, he probably already knew that he and his brother were destined to make history as discoverers of flight.
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