Morehead City, North Carolina Population 2022

9,643
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Morehead City is a city located in Carteret County North Carolina. Morehead City has a 2020 population of 9,643. Morehead City is currently growing at a rate of 0.08% annually and its population has increased by 11.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,685 in 2010.

The average household income in Morehead City is $70,298 with a poverty rate of 12.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $924 per month, and the median house value is $255,700. The median age in Morehead City is 46.8 years, 43.5 years for males, and 49.6 years for females.

Morehead City Demographics

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

  • White: 80.15%
  • Black or African American: 9.28%
  • Two or more races: 6.57%
  • Asian: 2.24%
  • Other race: 1.36%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Morehead City, North Carolina is 9,643 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,643.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,685.

Morehead City, North Carolina Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201066,7000.00%
201167,4187181.06%
201267,7703520.52%
201368,3886180.90%
201468,6292410.35%
201568,712830.12%
201668,808960.14%
201768,9211130.16%
201869,4385170.74%
201969,473350.05%
202069,508350.05%
202169,543350.05%

Morehead City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,61080.15%
Black or African American8819.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native330.35%
Asian2132.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.05%
Some Other Race1291.36%
Two or More Races6246.57%
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Morehead City Population by Race

Morehead City Population Pyramid 2022

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Morehead City Median Age

45.3


Total

42.4


Male

46.7


Female

Morehead City Adults

There are 7,765 adults, (2,038 of whom are seniors) in Morehead City.

Morehead City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Morehead City Sex Ratio

Female

4,761

50.14%

Male

4,734

49.86%

Morehead City Population by Age

Morehead City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Morehead City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.6%28.4%
All43.9%56.1%
Female34.7%65.3%
Non Family29.6%70.4%
Male28.3%71.7%

43.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Morehead City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,6631.9943.9
Married1,5352.9771.6
Male1662.6328.3
Female4992.9334.7
Non Family2,4631.1629.6

2.85

Average Family Size

1.99

Average Household Size

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Morehead City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1852.65%
9th to 12th Grade4706.74%
High School Graduate1,61323.13%
Some College1,57622.59%
Associates Degree80911.60%
Bachelors Degree1,52321.84%
Graduate Degree79911.46%
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Morehead City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Morehead City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian11910684
White5,7305,2252,012
Hispanic362273104
2+ Races27126176
Black57854053
Islander55
Other Race99
Native American1713

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 asian people with a rate of 70.59%.

Morehead City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,980$33,393$27,535
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$23,176$27,392$14,375
Some College$27,195$29,223$23,364
Bachelors Degree$55,402$61,250$44,934
Graduate Degree$60,333$87,321$47,281

$30,980

Average Earnings

$33,393

Average Male

$27,535

Average Female

Morehead City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Morehead City Language by Age

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Morehead City Language

91.85% of Morehead City residents speak only English, while 8.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.98% of the population.

Morehead City Language

Morehead City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black88136140.98%
Asian2133817.84%
Multiple6177211.67%
Hispanic8159211.29%
White7,0956669.39%
Native3326.06%
Other5NaN%

12.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.39%

Male Poverty Rate

16.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morehead City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morehead City is Black, with 40.98% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.26%.

Morehead City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.94%
High School17.44%
Some College10.42%
Bachelors or Greater7.24%

Morehead City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.57%
Male Unemployed38.55%
Female Employed12.90%
Female Unemployed22.83%

Morehead City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Morehead City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,802$68,982
Families$64,259$91,370
Married Families$78,664-
Non Families$33,239$45,490
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Income by Household Type

Morehead City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Morehead City Married by Age and Sex

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Morehead City 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.

Morehead City Marital Status by Race

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Morehead City Marital Status

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847

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War209
First Gulf War272
Vietnam297
Korea24
World War II48

Morehead City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3454
35 to 54297
55 to 64140
65 to 74227
75+129

Morehead City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5809.09%
Black14522.52%
Asian139.42%
Islander5100.00%
2+ Races10423.21%
Hispanic7814.29%

Morehead City Veterans by Race

Morehead City Veterans by Education

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8.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morehead City Veterans by Education

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60.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Morehead City Employment by Age

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Morehead City Employment by Race

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Morehead City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.66%

Born in Morehead City

95.91%

Native Born

4.09%

Foreign Born

2.51%

Non Citizen

1.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.91% of Morehead City residents were born in the United States, with 54.66% having been born in North Carolina. 2.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Morehead City Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19202,9580.00%
19303,4835251.65%
19403,6952120.59%
19505,1441,4493.36%
19605,5834390.82%
19705,233-350-0.65%
19804,359-874-1.81%
19906,0461,6873.33%
20007,6911,6452.44%
20108,6859941.22%
20118,8101251.44%
20129,0282182.47%
20139,113850.94%
20149,148350.38%
20159,189410.45%
20169,266770.84%
20179,312460.50%
20189,6112993.21%
20199,61980.08%
20209,62780.08%
20219,63580.08%
20229,64380.08%

Morehead City Population by Year