Carteret County, North Carolina Population 2022

Carteret County, North Carolina's estimated population is 69,578 with a growth rate of 0.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Carteret County, North Carolina is the 40th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 66,700 and has seen a growth of 4.31% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
17903,7320.00%
18004,39966717.87%
18104,8234249.64%
18205,60978616.30%
18306,59798817.61%
18406,591-6-0.09%
18506,9393485.28%
18608,1861,24717.97%
18709,01082410.07%
18809,7847748.59%
189010,8251,04110.64%
190011,8119869.11%
191013,7761,96516.64%
192015,3841,60811.67%
193016,9001,5169.85%
194018,2841,3848.19%
195023,0594,77526.12%
196030,9407,88134.18%
197031,6036632.14%
198041,0929,48930.03%
199052,55611,46427.90%
201066,70014,14426.91%
201167,4187181.08%
201267,7703520.52%
201368,3886180.91%
201468,6292410.35%
201568,712830.12%
201668,808960.14%
201768,9211130.16%
201869,4385170.75%
201969,473350.05%
202069,508350.05%
202169,543350.05%
202269,578350.05%
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Carteret County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White61,71589.05%
Black or African American3,4184.93%
American Indian and Alaska Native2120.31%
Asian7861.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander450.06%
Some Other Race6050.87%
Two or More Races2,5203.64%
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Carteret County, North Carolina Population by Race

Carteret County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Carteret County, North Carolina Median Age

49.2


Total

47.4


Male

50.8


Female

Carteret County, North Carolina Adults

There are 57,195 adults, (17,306 of whom are seniors) in Carteret County, North Carolina.

Carteret County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Carteret County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

35,373

51.04%

Male

33,928

48.96%

Carteret County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Carteret County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.6%17.4%
All71.6%28.4%
Non Family62.6%37.4%
Male57.4%42.6%
Female49.5%50.5%

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carteret County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,0602.2771.6
Married15,5972.882.6
Male9743.0357.4
Female2,6943.2749.5
Non Family10,7951.1962.6

2.79

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Carteret County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1412.17%
9th to 12th Grade3,0055.70%
High School Graduate13,36125.36%
Some College14,03626.64%
Associates Degree6,10811.59%
Bachelors Degree8,96117.01%
Graduate Degree6,07511.53%
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Carteret County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carteret County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander202013
Asian589530328
Other Race20819268
Native American14613747
White46,86643,59513,608
Hispanic1,4211,110389
2+ Races1,2071,093242
Black2,6002,160408

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 65.00%.

Carteret County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,327$40,490$28,538
Less Than 9th Grade$22,858$25,754$16,964
High School Graduate$26,136$33,178$18,158
Some College$31,734$38,003$28,255
Bachelors Degree$48,727$62,471$41,527
Graduate Degree$60,955$90,192$49,087

$34,327

Average Earnings

$40,490

Average Male

$28,538

Average Female

Carteret County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carteret County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Carteret County, North Carolina Language

94.73% of Carteret County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.21% of the population.

Carteret County, North Carolina Language

Carteret County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,16470222.19%
Multiple2,47435114.19%
Hispanic2,93836612.46%
Native195189.23%
White58,8114,8288.21%
Asian767547.04%
Other5NaN%

9.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.49%

Male Poverty Rate

10.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carteret County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carteret County, North Carolina is Black, with 22.19% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.20%.

Carteret County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.59%
High School10.92%
Some College8.61%
Bachelors or Greater3.94%

Carteret County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.02%
Male Unemployed27.87%
Female Employed7.35%
Female Unemployed29.97%

Carteret County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carteret County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,871$76,538
Families$74,417$92,573
Married Families$81,449-
Non Families$31,021$44,906
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Income by Household Type

Carteret County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Carteret County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Carteret County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Carteret County, North Carolina Marital Status

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7,844

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,705
First Gulf War2,219
Vietnam3,489
Korea665
World War II147

Carteret County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34421
35 to 541,740
55 to 641,270
65 to 742,437
75+1,976

Carteret County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,21514.11%
Black32011.37%
Native American95.88%
Asian396.13%
Islander2054.05%
Other Race176.91%
2+ Races22414.59%
Hispanic19210.67%

Carteret County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Carteret County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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4.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carteret County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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56.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Carteret County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Carteret County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Carteret County, North Carolina 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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55.74%

Born in Carteret County, North Carolina

97.31%

Native Born

2.69%

Foreign Born

1.28%

Non Citizen

1.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.31% of Carteret County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 55.74% having been born in North Carolina. 1.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Carteret County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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