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Population

70, 696 (2018)
Median Age: 48

Workforce

30,485 (2018)
74% Work in County

Income

Median Family Income: $68,380 (2018)
Per Capita Income: $49,360 (2018)

Education

91.1% High School Graduates (2018)
28.4% Bachelor’s Degrees (2018)

Taxation

$0.33 County Rate (Per $100) 2020-21
100% Valuation

Unemployment

4.8% Unemployment Rate (October 2020)
2019 Annual Average Unemployment Rate: 4.2%

Size/Density

506.2 Square Miles
136.1 Residents Per Square Mile

Households

29,755 Households (2015 - 2019)
2.28 Persons Per Home Average (2015 - 2019)

Climate

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

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Carteret County Public Schools

  • One of the highest ranked school systems in North Carolina
  • The second highest average SAT and ACT scores of any North Carolina school system in 2018

Health Care in Carteret County

  • Carteret Health Care is 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

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