Morehead City, North Carolina Population 2020

9,680

Morehead City is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 9,680, it is the 89th largest city in North Carolina and the 3168th largest city in the United States. Morehead City is currently growing at a rate of 0.41% annually and its population has increased by 11.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,661 in 2010. Spanning over 11 miles, Morehead City has a population density of 1,316 people per square mile.

The average household income in Morehead City is $69,837 with a poverty rate of 16.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $859 per month, and the median house value is $223,400. The median age in Morehead City is 46.4 years, 43.2 years for males, and 49.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.1 males.

Morehead City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Morehead City was:

  • White: 83.76%
  • Black or African American: 11.36%
  • Two or more races: 2.50%
  • Asian: 1.75%
  • Other race: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Morehead City, North Carolina is 9,680, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,600.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,661.

Morehead City, North Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202070,7346050.86%
201970,1296050.86%
201869,5246050.87%
201768,9191080.16%
201668,8111000.15%
201568,711770.11%
201468,6342500.36%
201368,3846210.91%
201267,7633580.53%
201167,4057071.05%
201066,6980.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,79383.76%
Black or African American1,05711.36%
Two or More Races2332.50%
Asian1631.75%
Some Other Race270.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native260.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.05%

Morehead City Population Pyramid 2020

Morehead City Median Age

46.4


Total

43.2


Male

49.4


Female

Morehead City Adults

There are 7,813 adults, (2,145 of whom are seniors) in Morehead City.

Morehead City Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Morehead City Sex Ratio

Female

4,673

50.23%

Male

4,631

49.77%

Morehead City Households and Families

Morehead City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Morehead City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.7%29.3%
All50%50%
Non Family39.6%60.4%
Male34.9%65.1%
Female29.5%70.5%

50.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3812.0850
Non Family2,1361.339.6
Married1,6482.8270.7
Female4882.8729.5
Male1092.5734.9

2.74

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Morehead City Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2383.32%
9th to 12th Grade4285.97%
High School Graduate1,69923.69%
Some College1,68623.51%
Associates Degree81111.31%
Bachelors Degree1,47420.55%
Graduate Degree83611.66%

Morehead City Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,7675,4082,073
Black75469496
Hispanic40117348
Asian13212543
Multiple Races1109850
Other Race2012
Native American1010
Islander55

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 45.45%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,676$33,021$25,000
Less Than High School$12,356$14,158$9,375
High School Grad$20,759$24,311$14,128
Some College$27,321$28,268$24,609
Bachelors Degree$42,661$56,324$39,643
Graduate Degree$60,417$68,250$37,232

$28,676

Average Earnings

$33,021

Average Male

$25,000

Average Female

Morehead City Language

Morehead City Language by Age

Morehead City Language

92.17% of Morehead City residents speak only English, while 7.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.29% of the population.

Morehead City Poverty

Morehead City Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,06683711.85%
Black1,05747444.84%
Hispanic62413421.47%
Asian1635936.20%
Multiple2293716.16%
Other27414.81%

16.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.24%

Male Poverty Rate

19.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morehead City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morehead City is Black, with 44.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morehead City is White, with 11.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.84%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.61%
High School21.18%
Some College15.88%
Bachelors or Greater6.21%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed69.14%
Male Unemployed64.34%
Female Employed13.09%
Male Employed11.72%

Morehead City Income

Morehead City Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,847$69,837
Families$62,117$93,357
Married Families$80,185-
Non Families$34,591$43,679

Morehead City Marital Status

Morehead City Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Morehead City Married by Age and Sex

Morehead City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Morehead City Marital Status by Race

Morehead City Veterans

947

Number of Veterans

888

Male Veterans

59

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam354
First Gulf War223
Korea93
World War II85
Second Gulf War76
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74300
35 to 54205
75+204
55 to 64202
18 to 3436
Name Veterans % of Total
White74711.39%
Black17922.38%
Hispanic194.33%
2 or More1610.88%
Hawaiian5100.00%

$Morehead City Veterans by Education

8.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morehead City Employment Status

61.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Morehead City Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

55.35%

Born in North Carolina

93.26%

Native Born

6.74%

Foreign Born

5.35%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.26% of Morehead City residents were born in the United States, with 55.35% having been born in North Carolina. 5.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,680400.41%
20199,640400.42%
20189,6002993.21%
20179,301400.43%
20169,261790.86%
20159,182390.43%
20149,143360.40%
20139,107810.90%
20129,0262172.46%
20118,8091241.43%
20108,6859941.22%
20007,6911,6452.44%
19906,0461,6873.33%
19804,359-874-1.81%
19705,233-350-0.65%
19605,5834390.82%
19505,1441,4493.36%
19403,6952120.59%
19303,4835251.65%
19202,9580.00%