Cities in Carteret County, North Carolina by Population (2024)

There are 20 cities in Carteret County, North Carolina.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Morehead City1North Carolina10,1399,5751.41%1,3697.41
Beaufort2North Carolina4,9094,4712.29%9655.09
Newport3North Carolina4,5854,3711.19%5967.69
Swansboro4North Carolina4,3313,7593.42%1,9382.23
Emerald Isle5North Carolina4,0323,8461.18%8194.92
Cape Carteret6North Carolina2,3102,2300.87%9152.52
Cedar Point7North Carolina1,8351,7650.99%8222.23
Broad Creek8North Carolina1,7202,306-7.82%5543.11
Pine Knoll Shores9North Carolina1,4461,3841.12%6552.21
Atlantic Beach10North Carolina1,4301,3740.99%6002.38
Brandywine Bay11North Carolina1,3561,3220.67%1,6820.81
Harkers Island12North Carolina8941,314-10.51%3992.24
Maysville13North Carolina8358190.48%9750.86
Peletier14North Carolina8107721.25%2243.62
Bogue15North Carolina7256931.12%2642.75
Gloucester16North Carolina5244841.75%3651.44
Atlantic17North Carolina482608-5.12%5240.92
Marshallberg18North Carolina4484122.05%7030.64
Davis19North Carolina3242268.36%1482.18
Indian Beach20North Carolina2342221.3%4110.57

Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Carteret County, North Carolina?

Morehead City is the largest city in Carteret County.

What is the smallest city in Carteret County, North Carolina?

Indian Beach is the smallest city in Carteret County.

How many cities are in Carteret County?

There are 20 cities in Carteret County, North Carolina.

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