Carteret County, NC

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2022 Population
68,353
0.602% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
49.9
1.01% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.67%
0.794% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,965
8.35% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$277,400
16.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
30,029
0.793% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Carteret County, NC had a population of 68.4k people with a median age of 49.9 and a median household income of $66,965. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Carteret County, NC grew from 67,944 to 68,353, a 0.602% increase and its median household income grew from $61,805 to $66,965, a 8.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carteret County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (86%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.24%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.52%), White (Hispanic) (2.11%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.36%).

None of the households in Carteret County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.6% of the residents in Carteret County, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Carteret County, NC are Carteret Community College (533 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Carteret County, NC was $277,400, and the homeownership rate was 72.9%.

Most people in Carteret County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Carteret County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Carteret County, NC is home to a population of 68.4k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 3% of Carteret County, NC residents were born outside of the country (2.05k people).

In 2022, there were 20.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.8k people) in Carteret County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.4k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.6% of Carteret County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Carteret County, NC was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carteret County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    58.8k ± 154
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.9k ± 261
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.4k ± 332
4.54%
Hispanic Population
3.1k people

In 2022, there were 20.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.8k people) in Carteret County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.4k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.54% of the people in Carteret County, NC are hispanic (3.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Carteret County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.05k people
2.96%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.01k people

As of 2022, 3% of Carteret County, NC residents (2.05k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Carteret County, NC was 2.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,650 ± 229
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,802 ± 262
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,106 ± 202

Carteret County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Carteret County, NC employs 30k people. The largest industries in Carteret County, NC are Retail Trade (4,010 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,789 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,670 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($103,417), Transportation & Warehousing ($67,796), and Public Administration ($64,978).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

30k
2022 Value
± 1,104
−0.793%
1 Year decline
± 5.22%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carteret County, NC declined at a rate of −0.793%, from 30.3k employees to 30k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carteret County, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,597 people), Management Occupations (3,452 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,662 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carteret County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

30k
2022 Value
± 1,104
−0.793%
1 Year decline
± 5.22%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carteret County, NC declined at a rate of −0.793%, from 30.3k employees to 30k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carteret County, NC, are Retail Trade (4,010 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,789 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,670 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carteret County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Carteret County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,502
Median earning men ± $1,784
$33,044
Median earning women ± $2,297

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($69,097), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,344), and Wholesale Trade ($64,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($60,313), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,771), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,864).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 670
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 461
    Retail Trade
  3. 435
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Carteret County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 70.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.874%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Carteret County, NC awarded 533 degrees. The student population of Carteret County, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 520 male students and 1,034 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Carteret County, NC are White (417 and 78.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (38 and 7.18%), Black or African American (37 and 6.99%), and Two or More Races (21 and 3.97%).

The largest universities in Carteret County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Carteret Community College (533 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Carteret County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (104 and 19.5%), General Business Administration & Management (34 and 6.38%), and Information Technology (33 and 6.19%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,554 students enrolled in Carteret County, NC, 33.5% men and 66.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,211 records, of which 65.6% were women and 34.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 104 degrees awarded
  2. 20 degrees awarded
  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Carteret County, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 104 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Carteret County, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
533 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Carteret Community College with 533 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 202 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Carteret County, NC, which is 0.61 times less than the 331 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 417 degrees mean that there were 11 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 38 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,432) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($178) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,250) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carteret County, NC was $277,400 in 2022, which is 0.984 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $237,800 to $277,400, a 16.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Carteret County, NC is 72.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Carteret County, NC have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carteret County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Carteret County, NC is $66,965. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Carteret County, NC was Census Tract 9706.02 with a value of $103,609, followed by Census Tract 9705.04 and Census Tract 9708.04, with respective values of $100,208 and $95,192.

In 2022, 12.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Carteret County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.99%.

Property

$277,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,086
$22,174
Median Property Taxes
±$848

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carteret County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.9%
Homeownership
2022
67.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.9% of the housing units in Carteret County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9706.02
  2. Census Tract 9705.04
  3. Census Tract 9708.04

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carteret County, NC was Census Tract 9706.02 with a value of $103,609, followed by Census Tract 9705.04 and Census Tract 9708.04, with respective values of $100,208 and $95,192.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Carteret County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$66,965
Median Household Income
± $2,014
30.4k
Number of Households
± 1,122

In 2022, the median household income of the 30.4k households in Carteret County, NC grew to $66,965 from the previous year's value of $61,805.

The following chart displays the households in Carteret County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carteret County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.53%)
  3. Carpooled (6.68%)

In 2022, 81.2% of workers in Carteret County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.53%) and those who carpooled to work (6.68%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carteret County, NC have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.72% of the workforce in Carteret County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Carteret County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carteret County, NC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Carteret County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.99%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.67% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carteret County, NC (6.49k out of 67.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carteret County, NC is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16% of the children was living in poverty in Carteret County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.4%.

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Health

89.9% of the population of Carteret County, NC has health coverage, with 34.4% on employee plans, 10.4% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 22.9% on non-group plans, and 5.19% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Carteret County, NC see 1362 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.81% increase from the previous year (1312 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1288 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 585 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,362 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Carteret County, NC

Primary care physicians in Carteret County, NC see an average of 1,362 patients per year. This represents a 3.81% increase from the previous year (1,312 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Carteret County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.8% under 18 years, 14.5% between 18 and 34 years, 40.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 26% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.1%
Uninsured
34.4%
Employer Coverage
10.4%
Medicaid
16.9%
Medicare
22.9%
Non-Group
5.19%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carteret County, NC declined by 3.77% from 10.5% to 10.1%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 60.2 in Carteret County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.2% in Carteret County, NC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.4% in Carteret County, NC.

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