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Frisco, North Carolina
Frisco Native American Museum
Frisco Native American Museum
Location in Dare County and the state of North Carolina
Location in Dare County and the state of North Carolina
Country United States of America
State North Carolina
County Dare
Founded 1898
Named for San Francisco, CA
 • Total 0.78 sq mi (2.01 km2)
 • Land 0.75 sq mi (1.95 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
3 ft (0.9 m)
 • Total 200
 • Density 266/sq mi (102.7/km2)
ZIP code

Frisco is a small unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on the barrier island of Hatteras Island, between the villages of Buxton and Hatteras. It is located in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, and was previously named "Trent", or "Trent Woods", but received a new name with the coming of the post office in 1898. Most of the land is taken by houses available for rental during the summer months, and as such the community's population varies seasonally. As of the 2010 census, the permanent population of the community was 200. North Carolina Highway 12 serves as the primary road in Frisco and connects the community to others on the island.

Billy Mitchell Airport is located in Frisco and was named after former Army General Billy Mitchell. Across the street from the small, local airfield is the Frisco Native American Museum.

The residents of Frisco are governed by the Dare County Board of Commissioners. Frisco is part of District 4, along with Avon, Buxton, Hatteras, Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo.

Area attractions

  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore
  • Frisco Campground
  • Frisco Pier (Destroyed by Hurricane Earl, 2010)
  • Billy Mitchell Airport
  • Frisco Native American Museum
  • Frisco Mini-Golf and Go Karts
  • Red Drum Pottery Gallery and Theater


2020 census

Frisco racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 924 92.96%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2 0.2%
Native American 5 0.5%
Asian 4 0.4%
Pacific Islander 1 0.1%
Other/Mixed 18 1.81%
Hispanic or Latino 40 4.02%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 994 people, 76 households, and 28 families residing in the CDP.


Residents are zoned to Dare County Schools. Zoned schools are Cape Hatteras Elementary School and Cape Hatteras Secondary School.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Frisco (Carolina del Norte) para niños

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