Hatteras, North Carolina
Hatteras, North Carolina
|Country||United States of America|
|Named for||Hatteras Indians|
|• Total||1.68 sq mi (4.36 km2)|
|• Land||1.58 sq mi (4.08 km2)|
|• Water||0.11 sq mi (0.29 km2)|
|Elevation||3 ft (0.9 m)|
|• Density||320/sq mi (123.6/km2)|
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. 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).
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.
Hatteras has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa). Hatteras experiences hot summers, somewhat moderated by the Atlantic Ocean, and some of the mildest winters in the entire state, with no month having an average low temperature below 40 °F (4.4 °C). Hatteras also shows signs of seasonal lag with September being as warm as June, and August as warm as July. Hatteras and Southport both are tied for the highest yearly average state temperature at 64.6 °F (18.1 °C). Because of its location many miles away from Mainland USA in the direct path of the gulf stream, Hatteras experiences year round temperatures similar to the northern gulf of Florida or Southern coastal Georgia despite being much farther North.
|Climate data for Hatteras, North Carolina (1981–2010 normals),[a]|
|Average high °F (°C)||54.4
|Average low °F (°C)||40.6
|Source: NOAA (North Carolina Observed Climate Normals)|
Hatteras Village was cut off from the rest of the island on September 18, 2003, 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.
Historical US Weather Bureau office
- 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.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Hatteras CDP, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
- Bill Blue, ed. (Summer 2007). "Fishing: Hatteras and Ocracoke Style, Sunny Day Guide". Surfside East. pp. 34, 63–65.
- Team, National Weather Service Corporate Image Web. "National Weather Service Climate". w2.weather.gov. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
- "NOAA 1981-2010 Climate Normals". University of Washington. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 152.
- "AFTER THE STORM: THE SCENE; Fickle Isabel Devastates Parts of Hatteras", in The New York Times, September 20, 2003. Retrieved May 8, 2008.
- Hatteras Village, "N.C., Breach Cut by Hurricane Isabel Is Filled with Sand," in The News & Observer, November 4, 2003. Retrieved May 8, 2008. Archived June 28, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- Dare County Schools Website Archived 2007-06-30 at the Wayback Machine
|Beaches of The Outer Banks||Succeeded by|
Hatteras Inlet Peninsula