Carteret County, North Carolina Population 2024

70,704

Carteret County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 70,704 with a growth rate of 0.95% 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 6% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202974,0146620.9%
202873,3526620.91%
202772,6906620.92%
202672,0286620.93%
202571,3666620.94%
202470,7046620.95%
202370,0426620.95%
202269,3806620.96%
202168,7189941.47%
202067,724-1,789-2.57%
201969,513-34-0.05%
201869,5475330.77%
201769,0141390.2%
201668,8751090.16%
201568,766960.14%
201468,6702530.37%
201368,4176250.92%
201267,7923600.53%
201167,4327321.1%
201066,700
199052,55611,46427.9%
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%
18205,60978616.3%
18104,8234249.64%
18004,39966717.87%
17903,732-70,282-94.96%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.95% (662)
County Website
Carteret County
County Seat
2010 Population
66,700
Area
506 mi²
Density
140 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
6% (4,004)
Founded
1739

Carteret County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White60,19088.06%
Two or more races3,1034.54%
Black or African American2,9124.26%
Other race1,0531.54%
Asian8331.22%
Native American2500.37%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander120.02%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Carteret County, North Carolina Population by Race

Carteret County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Carteret County, North Carolina Median Age

49.9

Total

48.5

Male

51.3

Female

Carteret County, North Carolina Adults

There are 56,665 adults, (17,655 of whom are seniors) in Carteret County, North Carolina.

Carteret County, North Carolina Age Dependency

75.2

Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30

Child Dependency Ratio

Carteret County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female34,69250.75%
Male33,66149.25%

Carteret County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All30,4142.2172.927.1
Married15,6512.7686.513.5
Non Family11,0581.165941
Female2,7073.0954.545.5
Male9982.7664.135.9
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2.74

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Carteret County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Carteret County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carteret County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 93.68%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.53%.

Carteret County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,533

Average Earnings

$48,473

Average Male

$33,987

Average Female

Carteret County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carteret County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Carteret County, North Carolina Language

94.63% of Carteret County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.23% of the population.

Carteret County, North Carolina Language

Carteret County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White58,0345,0638.72%
Black2,54951620.24%
Multiple3,00150516.83%
Hispanic3,06943214.08%
Other1,05232030.42%
Asian824293.52%
Native235156.38%
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9.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.53%

Male Poverty Rate

11.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carteret County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carteret County, North Carolina is Other, with 30.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carteret County, North Carolina is Asian, with 3.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.93%.

Carteret County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.62%
High School12.4%
Some College8.56%
Bachelors or Greater4.02%
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Carteret County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed41.5%
Male Unemployed23.34%
Female Employed6.88%
Male Employed3.9%
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Carteret County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carteret County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Carteret County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.9%

Male Marriage Rate

52.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Carteret County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Carteret County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Carteret County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

6,956

Number of Veterans

6,198

Male Veterans

758

Female Veterans

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Carteret County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Carteret County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Carteret County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Carteret County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carteret County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.4%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Carteret County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Carteret County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Carteret County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

53.93%

Born in Carteret County, North Carolina

97.01%

Native Born

2.99%

Foreign Born

1.44%

Non Citizen

1.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.01% of Carteret County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 53.93% having been born in North Carolina. 1.44% 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

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