Carteret County NC Information


Carteret County Subdivisions

Carteret County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 71,014
Daytime Population: Workers 28,827
Daytime Population: Residents 36,613
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 65,440
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 70,027
Population in Familes 55,446
Population in Group Qrtrs 987
Population Density2 140
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $50,133
Average Household Income $67,673
Per Capita Income $29,617


Total Housing Units 52,182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,100 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,650 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 21,432 (41.1%)
Median Home Value $217,038
Average Home Value $270,737


Total Households 30,750
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 19,980
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.92% 0.82%
Households 0.87% 0.8%
Families 0.69% 0.69%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   3.13%


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, 2017 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 # 43 58th
Diversity Index # 80 21st
Median Household Income # 19 82nd
Per Capita Income # 11 90th

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