Cape Carteret, North Carolina Population 2024

2,283

Cape Carteret is a city located in Carteret County and Onslow County North Carolina. Cape Carteret has a 2024 population of 2,283. Cape Carteret is currently growing at a rate of 0.57% annually and its population has increased by 2.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,230 in 2020.

The average household income in Cape Carteret is $86,126 with a poverty rate of 6.22%. The median age in Cape Carteret is 45.2 years: 47.3 years for males, and 42.1 years for females.

Cape Carteret Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cape Carteret was:

  • White: 95.32%
  • Two or more races: 4.07%
  • Black or African American: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
904.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.38% (53)
The current population of Cape Carteret, North Carolina is 2,283 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,230.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,52795.32%
Two or more races1084.07%
Black or African American150.57%
Native American10.04%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Cape Carteret Population by Race

Cape Carteret Population Pyramid 2024

Cape Carteret Median Age

45.2

Total

47.3

Male

42.1

Female

Cape Carteret Adults

There are 2,079 adults, (727 of whom are seniors) in Cape Carteret.

Cape Carteret Age Dependency

96.1

Age Dependency Ratio

53.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cape Carteret Sex Ratio

Female1,40753.07%
Male1,24446.93%

Cape Carteret Population by Age

Cape Carteret Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0712.4879.920.1
Married6942.9176.423.6
Non Family2871.2189.510.5
Female823.1874.425.6
Male82.881000

2.89

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

79.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cape Carteret Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1336.69%
Associates Degree1768.85%
Bachelors Degree41520.86%
Graduate Degree22611.36%
High School Graduate34017.09%
Less Than 9th Grade241.21%
Some College67533.94%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cape Carteret Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cape Carteret Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,8861,729602
Hispanic626233
2+ Races54545
Black15150
Native American111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Cape Carteret Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$72,167$100,652$64,167
Graduate Degree$0$126,068$37,614
High School Graduate$30,179$0$23,438
Less Than 9th Grade$103,000$103,667$0
Overall$44,070$75,795$42,519
Some College$43,100$0$43,171

$44,070

Average Earnings

$75,795

Average Male

$42,519

Average Female

Cape Carteret Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cape Carteret Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cape Carteret Language

94.18% of Cape Carteret residents speak only English, while 5.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.81% of the population.

Cape Carteret Language

Cape Carteret Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,4081626.73%
Multiple10832.78%

6.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.82%

Male Poverty Rate

7.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cape Carteret

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cape Carteret is White, with 6.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cape Carteret is Multiple, with 2.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.3%.

Cape Carteret Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.29%
High School11.18%
Some College8.81%
Bachelors or Greater3.12%

Cape Carteret Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed4.77%
Male Employed1.13%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Cape Carteret Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cape Carteret Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$72,188$87,276
Households$76,750$86,126
Married Families$87,000$-999,999,999
Non Families$69,750$81,497

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cape Carteret Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

65.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

67.5%

Male Marriage Rate

64.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Cape Carteret Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cape Carteret Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cape Carteret Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cape Carteret Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

304

Number of Veterans

295

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam210
First Gulf War74
Second Gulf War39
Korea12
World War II0

Cape Carteret Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74147
75+75
55 to 6439
35 to 5431
18 to 3412

Cape Carteret Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White28414.77%
2+ Races1220%
Hispanic921.43%
Black853.33%

Cape Carteret Veterans by Race

Cape Carteret Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cape Carteret Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

1.8%

Unemployment Rate

Cape Carteret Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cape Carteret Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cape Carteret Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

52.21%

Born in Cape Carteret

98.68%

Native Born

1.32%

Foreign Born

0.57%

Non Citizen

0.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.68% of Cape Carteret residents were born in the United States, with 52.21% having been born in North Carolina. 0.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Cape Carteret Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,350140.6%
20282,336130.56%
20272,323130.56%
20262,310140.61%
20252,296130.57%
20242,283130.57%
20232,27020.09%
20222,268110.49%
20212,257271.21%
20202,2301668.04%
20192,064-4-0.19%
20182,06860.29%
20172,06240.19%
20162,05860.29%
20152,05270.34%
20142,045120.59%
20132,033341.7%
20121,999-17-0.84%
20112,016221.1%
20101,99400%

Cape Carteret Population by Year