Carteret County NC Information

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Carteret County Subdivisions

Carteret County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 71,724
Population in Households 70,739
Population in Familes 56,146
Population in Group Qrtrs 985
Population Density1 142
Diversity Index2 30
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 31,134
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 20,293
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 52,177 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,528 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,606 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 21,043 (40.3%)
Median Home Value $213,967
Average Home Value $271,757
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,368
Average Household Income $63,255
Per Capita Income $27,767
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.22% 1.17%
Households 1.22% 1.17%
Families 1.05% 1.08%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Carteret County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carteret County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 37 64th
Population Density1 # 43 58th
Diversity Index2 # 80 21st
Median Household Income # 18 83rd
Per Capita Income # 11 90th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.

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