Carteret County, North Carolina Population 2019

Carteret County, North Carolina's estimated population is 68,919 with a growth rate of 0.16% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Carteret County, North Carolina is the 38th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201869,5246050.88%
201768,9191080.16%
201668,8111000.15%
201568,711770.11%
201468,6342500.37%
201368,3846210.92%
201267,7633580.53%
201167,4057071.06%
201066,69814,14226.91%
199052,55611,46427.90%
198041,0929,48930.03%
197031,6036632.14%
196030,9407,88134.18%
195023,0594,77526.12%
194018,2841,3848.19%
193016,9001,5169.85%
192015,3841,60811.67%
191013,7761,96516.64%
190011,8119869.11%
189010,8251,04110.64%
18809,7847748.59%
18709,01082410.07%
18608,1861,24717.97%
18506,9393485.28%
18406,591-6-0.09%
18306,59798817.61%
18205,60978616.30%
18104,8234249.64%
18004,39966717.87%
17903,7320.00%

Carteret County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White61,382
Black or African American3,908
Two or More Races1,780
Asian760
Some Other Race658
American Indian and Alaska Native166
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander45

Carteret County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Carteret County, North Carolina Median Age

47.4


Total

45.3


Male

49.3


Female

Carteret County, North Carolina Adults

There are 56,175 adults, (15,649 of whom are seniors) in Carteret County, North Carolina.

Carteret County, North Carolina Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Carteret County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

34,939

50.86%

Male

33,760

49.14%

Carteret County, North Carolina Households and Families

Carteret County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Carteret County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
All72.7%27.3%
Non Family66.1%33.9%
Male59%41%
Female54.8%45.2%

72.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,0002.2572.7
Married14,9832.7882.2
Non Family10,7181.2166.1
Female3,2053.0554.8
Male1,0942.9959

2.77

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Carteret County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4752.86%
9th to 12th Grade3,2466.30%
High School Graduate13,26625.73%
Some College14,04527.24%
Associates Degree5,78611.22%
Bachelors Degree8,11215.73%
Graduate Degree5,63010.92%

Carteret County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White45,84842,44712,790
Black2,8432,358434
Hispanic1,478853198
Multiple Races751668121
Asian571425180
Other Race28413129
Native American13012330
Islander21218

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 38.10%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,050$36,901$26,508
Less Than High School$19,674$22,067$14,706
High School Grad$24,678$30,912$17,097
Some College$29,347$36,654$22,932
Bachelors Degree$43,402$57,433$36,828
Graduate Degree$59,212$75,625$51,059

$32,050

Average Earnings

$36,901

Average Male

$26,508

Average Female

Carteret County, North Carolina Language

Carteret County, North Carolina Language by Age

Carteret County, North Carolina Language

94.20% of Carteret County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.63% of the population.

Carteret County, North Carolina Poverty

Carteret County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White58,4166,39310.94%
Black3,65791625.05%
Multiple1,75948027.29%
Hispanic2,84747316.61%
Asian75219826.33%
Other6588012.16%
Native1542516.23%

12.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.74%

Male Poverty Rate

14.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carteret County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carteret County, North Carolina is Multiple, with 27.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carteret County, North Carolina is White, with 10.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.92%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.01%
High School13.13%
Some College10.88%
Bachelors or Greater4.08%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.27%
Male Unemployed29.19%
Female Employed9.84%
Male Employed6.60%

Carteret County, North Carolina Income

Carteret County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,584$69,494
Families$64,555$83,316
Married Families$73,486$94,168
Non Families$30,992$42,402

Carteret County, North Carolina Marital Status

Carteret County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Carteret County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Carteret County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Carteret County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Carteret County, North Carolina Veterans

8,273

Number of Veterans

7,264

Male Veterans

1,009

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,272
First Gulf War2,134
Second Gulf War1,427
Korea652
World War II355

Carteret County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7,78315.50%
Black33010.41%
Hispanic1719.92%
2 or More8810.84%
Other236.10%
Hawaiian2180.77%
Indian1611.85%
Asian122.01%

Carteret County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

5.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carteret County, North Carolina Employment Status

58.2%

Labor Force Participation

52.2%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Carteret County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Morehead City868794027158.23%
Newport4164468452012.49%
Beaufort403941991603.96%
Emerald Isle36553704491.34%
Cape Carteret19922068763.82%
Atlantic Beach14951492-3-0.20%
Pine Knoll Shores13391357181.34%
Cedar Point12791315362.81%
Bogue684697131.90%
Peletier64464730.47%
Indian Beach11411400.00%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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