Manns Harbor, North Carolina

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Manns Harbor, North Carolina
Location in Dare County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Dare County and the state of North Carolina.
Manns Harbor is located in North Carolina
Manns Harbor
Manns Harbor
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°53′09″N 75°45′46″W / 35.88583°N 75.76278°W / 35.88583; -75.76278Coordinates: 35°53′09″N 75°45′46″W / 35.88583°N 75.76278°W / 35.88583; -75.76278
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyDare County
 • Total4.10 sq mi (10.61 km2)
 • Land4.08 sq mi (10.56 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
5 ft (2 m)
 • Total821
 • Density202/sq mi (77.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)252
GNIS feature ID989288[1]
FIPS code37-40980

Manns Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 821.[2]


Historically the Native American village Dasamongueponke existed on or close to the site of Manns Harbor prior to English colonization.

Located east of the intersection of US 64 and US 264, it is nestled along the western bank of Croatan Sound. Before 1957, Manns Harbor used to harbor a ferry that traversed the sound and provided access to Roanoke Island. Today, the William B. Umstead Bridge (completed in 1957) and the four-lane Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge (completed in 2002) link Manns Harbor on the mainland to Manteo on Roanoke Island. The community provides a gateway to North Carolina's Outer Banks.[3]

The residents of Manns Harbor are governed by the Dare County Board of Commissioners. Manns Harbor is part of District 1, along with Manteo, Roanoke Island, and Wanchese.


The Hyde County airport and Dare County Regional Airport are the closest airports.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Manns Harbor, North Carolina
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Manns Harbor CDP, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "Croatan Sound Bridge, Manteo, NC - Road Traffic Technology". Retrieved 2011-02-11.