Carteret County, North Carolina Population 2020

Carteret County, North Carolina's estimated population is 70,734 with a growth rate of 0.86% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Carteret County, North Carolina is the 38th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202070,7346050.86%
201970,1296050.87%
201869,5246050.88%
201768,9191080.16%
201668,8111000.15%
201568,711770.11%
201468,6342500.37%
201368,3846210.92%
201267,7633580.53%
201167,4057071.06%
201066,69814,14226.91%
199052,55611,46427.90%
198041,0929,48930.03%
197031,6036632.14%
196030,9407,88134.18%
195023,0594,77526.12%
194018,2841,3848.19%
193016,9001,5169.85%
192015,3841,60811.67%
191013,7761,96516.64%
190011,8119869.11%
189010,8251,04110.64%
18809,7847748.59%
18709,01082410.07%
18608,1861,24717.97%
18506,9393485.28%
18406,591-6-0.09%
18306,59798817.61%
18205,60978616.30%
18104,8234249.64%
18004,39966717.87%
17903,7320.00%

Carteret County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White61,98889.94%
Black or African American3,8805.63%
Two or More Races1,7712.57%
Asian7811.13%
Some Other Race2680.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native1920.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander400.06%

Carteret County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Carteret County, North Carolina Median Age

47.9


Total

45.9


Male

49.7


Female

Carteret County, North Carolina Adults

There are 56,506 adults, (16,237 of whom are seniors) in Carteret County, North Carolina.

Carteret County, North Carolina Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Carteret County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

35,081

50.90%

Male

33,839

49.10%

Carteret County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Carteret County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83%17%
All72.2%27.8%
Non Family64.9%35.1%
Male61.4%38.6%
Female50.4%49.6%

72.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,6902.2872.2
Married14,7502.8283
Non Family10,7081.2264.9
Female3,1813.1850.4
Male1,0512.9661.4

2.8

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Carteret County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4722.83%
9th to 12th Grade3,1316.03%
High School Graduate13,05525.13%
Some College13,48325.95%
Associates Degree6,06211.67%
Bachelors Degree8,69216.73%
Graduate Degree6,06011.66%

Carteret County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White46,24142,76513,530
Black2,8492,413528
Hispanic1,468932331
Multiple Races752644123
Asian577482213
Other Race14110143
Native American13612828
Islander202012

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 60.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,637$38,994$28,244
Less Than High School$20,056$21,891$12,165
High School Grad$24,984$30,817$19,423
Some College$30,525$38,871$24,896
Bachelors Degree$46,409$58,646$40,712
Graduate Degree$58,187$77,799$47,227

$32,637

Average Earnings

$38,994

Average Male

$28,244

Average Female

Carteret County, North Carolina Language

Carteret County, North Carolina Language by Age

Carteret County, North Carolina Language

94.52% of Carteret County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.26% of the population.

Carteret County, North Carolina Poverty

Carteret County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White58,5576,01110.27%
Black3,64690924.93%
Hispanic2,88146716.21%
Multiple1,69334420.32%
Asian7658911.63%
Native1782514.04%
Other268176.34%

11.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.69%

Male Poverty Rate

13.41%

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 24.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carteret County, North Carolina is Other, with 6.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.80%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.50%
High School13.92%
Some College10.28%
Bachelors or Greater3.54%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.05%
Male Unemployed28.21%
Female Employed9.48%
Male Employed6.02%

Carteret County, North Carolina Income

Carteret County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,428$72,578
Families$68,380$87,651
Married Families$77,570$99,328
Non Families$31,214$43,383

Carteret County, North Carolina Marital Status

Carteret County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Carteret County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Carteret County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Carteret County, North Carolina Veterans

7,954

Number of Veterans

7,122

Male Veterans

832

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,258
First Gulf War2,219
Second Gulf War1,577
Korea627
World War II268
Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,252
35 to 541,916
75+1,866
55 to 641,495
18 to 34425
Name Veterans % of Total
White7,48814.73%
Black3149.91%
Hispanic19211.03%
2 or More10112.14%
Hawaiian2060.61%
Other125.77%
Asian101.69%
Indian96.38%

$Carteret County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

4.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carteret County, North Carolina Employment Status

57.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.7%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Carteret County, North Carolina 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

56.88%

Born in North Carolina

96.68%

Native Born

3.32%

Foreign Born

1.72%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.68% of Carteret County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 56.88% having been born in North Carolina. 1.72% 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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