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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Morehead Citywas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Morehead City
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.
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