Dare County GIS Launches New Bird’s-Eye Viewer Map

By on September 8, 2023

The Dare County Geographical Information System (GIS) Department has announced the launch of a new Bird’s-Eye Viewer Map that allows users to easily visualize the various geographical, economic and socio-demographics of Dare County—and to learn more about how this information has changed over time.

“We created this map so Dare County citizens and visitors can easily visualize important information about the county and its population in hopes that it will provide them with essential information about our diverse community and serve as a comprehensive tool that will ultimately empower them to make informed decisions,” said Dare County GIS Analyst Kristen Stilson.

The area overview portion of the Bird’s-Eye Viewer Map details the total number of square miles that Dare County comprises in both land and water, as well as the total number of parcels within the county, the number of incorporated towns and the number of unincorporated communities.

The new map also shows Dare County’s current population, median age, median household income, median home value, median cost of rent and percentage of the population in the labor force. In addition, the Bird’s-Eye Viewer Map highlights how these statistics have changed each decade since the 1970s and allows users to view the local statistics in relation to both North Carolina and the United States as a whole.

A wealth of additional information about Dare County and its residents is available via the Bird’s-Eye Viewer Map when users click the tabs on the top of the page and zoom in or zoom out while navigating to a specific geographic area to learn more about that area’s geography, population, housing and household income.*

*As users navigate around the map of Dare County and zoom in or zoom out to locate certain areas of interest, the data that is displayed on their screen will change to reflect the statistics for the specific portion of the map that the user is currently viewing.

To view the Dare County Bird’s-Eye Viewer Map, visit Bird’s Eye View Map.


Image of map with a land mass in Nags Head highlighted. A text box shows a list of rare flora found in the highlighted area.

Geography: The geography tab offers insights into Dare County’s many unique ecosystems, land classifications and rare species of flora and fauna. Be sure to click the buttons to see the list of species and view the land classification layers.

Image of a map depicting population race and age within the specified area.

Population: The population tab shows statistics about Dare County’s population, including race, median age, education level and family type.

Map depicting ownership and residential sale information for the specified area in Southern Shores and Kitty Hawk.

Housing: The housing tab provides detailed information on residential property sales, home values and ownership by state, as well as household size and the percentage of their income that local residents spend on rent in Dare County.

Image of a map depicting the median income and household income for an area in Buxton, NC.

Income: The income tab shows a specific area’s median household income by age group, as well as residents’ employment status, approximate commute time to their place of employment and the number of workers who are employed in several key industries that range from real estate, retail, construction and manufacturing to healthcare, public administration, education and accommodations.


*As users navigate around the map of Dare County and zoom in or zoom out to locate certain areas of interest, the data that is displayed on their screen will change to reflect the statistics for the specific portion of the map that the user is currently viewing.

To view the Dare County Bird’s-Eye Viewer Map, visit Bird’s Eye View Map.

For more information, as well as many additional mapping resources, please visit www.DareNC.gov/GIS.

Note: The data used to create Dare County’s Bird’s-Eye Viewer Map was obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year Estimates, North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, National Land Cover Database, North Carolina Department of Revenue, Dare County Tax Department and IPUMS National Historical GIS. U.S. Census data and sales ratio data are updated annually, and residential property sales and home values will be updated weekly. Data regarding natural communities/species and land coverage will be updated as that information becomes available.  



Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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