This is something that strikes me whenever I'm on vacation and having discovered On the Map, I can look anything up:
1. Kitty Hawk: 28% Retail, 13% Health and 12% Food and Accomodations (2,524 jobs in 2009) and almost 50 percent of the jobs do not require a college degree (although about 25% of the jobs do no list education requirement)
2. Nags Head: 21% Health, 16% Food and Accomodations, 14% Retail (3,106 jobs in 2009) and like Kitty Hawk, almost 50% don't require a college degree - with the same degree of missingness in the data.
3. Kill Devil Hills: 17% Health, 16% Retail, 15% Food and Accomodations (3,076 jobs in 2009) and like above, most jobs do not require a college degree.
On The Map also allows to do an inflow-outflow analysis of Nags Head and Kitty Hawk. Drawing a polygon from Kitty Hawk (around the Wright Memorial Bridge) down beyond Hatteras shows that the number of people living in and working in this area have stayed steady at around 50% between 2007-2009. This says to me that the people aren't being priced out of the neighborhood just yet.