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Population

70, 216 (2017)
Median Age: 47

Workforce

32,858 (2017)
75% Work in County

Income

Median Family Income: $64,859 (2017)
Per Capita Income: $32,777 (2017)

Education

90% High School Graduates
27% Bachelor’s Degrees

Taxation

$0.31 County Rate (Per $100)
100% Valuation

Unemployment

5.2% Unemployment Rate (Feb. 2019)
2018 Annual Average Unemployment Rate: 4.29%

Size/Density

506.2 Square Miles
136.1 Residents Per Square Mile

Households

30,000 Households
2.5 Persons Per Home Average

Climate

Average Annual High: 71.4°
Average Annual Low: 55.8°

Carteret County Public Schools

  • Is one of the highest ranked school systems in North Carolina
  • Had the second highest average SAT and ACT scores of any North Carolina school system in 2018

Health Care in Carteret County

  • Carteret Health Care has one of the best performing rural hospitals in the U.S. (ranked among the top 100 rural hospitals in America)
  • Carteret Health Care is one of the highest ranked hospitals in North Carolina
  • Carteret Health Care enjoys partnerships with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Cancer Care

Carteret County NC Map

Carteret County Government

  • County Seat: Beaufort
  • Carteret County Municipalities (and 2017 population):
    • Morehead City (9,303)
    • Newport (4,694)
    • Beaufort (4,195)
    • Emerald Isle (3,655)
    • Cape Carteret (2,058)
    • Atlantic Beach (1,506)
    • Pine Knoll Shores (1,339)
    • Cedar Point (1,329)
    • Peletier (740)
    • Bogue (737)
    • Indian Beach (126)

Largest Area Employers of Carteret County Residents

  • Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
  • Carteret County Schools
  • Carteret Health Care
  • Camp Lejeune
  • Carteret County
  • Walmart
  • Food Lion
  • Lowe’s Home Centers Inc.
  • Carteret Community College
  • Bally Refrigerated Boxes
  • Parker Boats

For More Information

Click here for more detailed demographic and economic information about Carteret County to see a complete Carteret County Community Profile.

If you need additional information or customized research, please contact the Carteret County Economic Development Department at (252) 222-6121 or by email at:

Source: AccessNC, U.S. Climate Data, U.S. Census Bureau