Carteret County NC Information


Carteret County Subdivisions

Carteret County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 70,057
Population in Households 69,091
Population in Familes 54,788
Population in Group Qrtrs 966
Population Density1 138
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 30,679
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 20,022
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 51,416 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,272 (41.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,407 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 20,737 (40.3%)
Median Home Value $198,344
Average Home Value $255,632


Median Household Income $47,293
Average Household Income $63,360
Per Capita Income $27,775
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 1.14%
Households 1.16% 1.2%
Families 1.0% 1.11%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
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.


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, 2015 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 # 38 63rd
Population Density1 # 43 58th
Diversity Index2 # 80 21st
Median Household Income # 22 79th
Per Capita Income # 12 89th

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