Carteret County is located in the eastern coast of North Carolina. The County Seat is Beaufort and the largest city is Morehead City. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.carteretcountync.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 68,811 and the 2010 census population was 66,469. The land area is 506.25 square miles and there are 131.3 persons per square mile.
89.8% of the population is White, 6.3% is Black or African American, 4% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.2% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 88.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 23.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $199,200, there are 29,158 households, an average of 2.27 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,496, the median household income is $46,534, and 14.4% of the persons in Carteret County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 9,110. Retail sales (in $1000) were $979,612, and sales per capita were $15,467. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 19.1%.
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