Carteret County NC Information


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  1. Carteret County 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forCarteret County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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  3. North Carolina Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

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 Density2 140
Diversity Index3 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. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
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

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