Pine Knoll Shores, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Pine Knoll Shores had a population of 1,578 as of July 1, 2017. Pine Knoll Shores ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pine Knoll Shores is located at latitude 34.6972 and longitude -76.8317 in Carteret County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pine Knoll Shores (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Carteret County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Town of Pine Knoll Shores (GNIS ID: 2407116) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Pine Knoll Shores is located within Township of Morehead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carteret County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pine Knoll Shores population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Pine Knoll Shores, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,578
Daytime Population: Workers 299
Daytime Population: Residents 948
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,247
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 1,569
Population in Familes 1,293
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 711
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $65,322
Average Household Income $91,195
Per Capita Income $44,344


Total Housing Units 2,427 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 671 (27.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 ( 3.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,662 (68.5%)
Median Home Value $392,326
Average Home Value $465,127


Total Households 765
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 540
Average Family Size 2
  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 2.29% 1.73%
Households 2.21% 1.64%
Families 2.05% 1.54%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Pine Knoll Shores, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pine Knoll Shores to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 361 51st
Population Density # 352 53rd
Diversity Index # 706 4th
Median Household Income # 71 91st
Per Capita Income # 27 96th

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