Carteret County NC Information


Carteret County Subdivisions

Carteret County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 70,998
Population in Households 70,011
Population in Familes 55,752
Population in Group Qrtrs 987
Population Density1 140
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $51,585
Average Household Income $69,216
Per Capita Income $30,307


Total Housing Units 52,220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,609 (41.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,157 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 21,454 (41.1%)
Median Home Value $221,397
Average Home Value $280,654


Total Households 30,766
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 20,005
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.8% 0.57%
Households 0.77% 0.56%
Families 0.62% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   1.67%


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, 2018 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 Density # 44 57th
Diversity Index # 82 19th
Median Household Income # 21 80th
Per Capita Income # 14 87th

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