Carteret County , North Carolina

Carteret County: County in North Carolina, United States

Carteret County locator map
Location of Carteret County on North Carolina map.

About

Carteret County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 66,469 and a population density of 19 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 69,558 inhabitants. Its county seat is Beaufort. The county was created 299 years ago in 1721.

Cape Lookout at South Core Banks image
Cape Lookout at South Core Banks
Cape Lookout at South Core Banks image

Geography

Carteret County is located at 34°51'50"N 76°31'57"W (34.8640100, -76.5324900). It has 5 neighbors: Craven County, Hyde County, Jones County, Onslow County and Pamlico County.

Carteret County map

The largest city of Carteret County is Holly Springs with a population of 39,882. Other cities include, Morehead City population 9,669, Newport population 4,636, Pine Knoll Shores population 1,315 and Peletier population 721. See all Carteret County cities & populated places.

Weather

Carteret County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 74. more

Carteret County Quick Facts

Population : 69,558 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
Twitter username : carteretcogov
Area : 3472 km2
Water as percent of area : 62%
Land as percent of area : 38%
Easternmost point : Point(-76.0347 35.0595)
Northernmost point : Point(-76.4641 35.0761)
Named for : George Carteret
Altitude : 3 feet / 1 meters
Capital : Beaufort
Establishment : January 01, 1722
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 10:18:08 (19th October 2021)
Density : 20 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.44% (2010-2020)
Weather : 74℉ Sunny 7-days weather

Carteret County has 5 neighbours.

  • Indian Beach
  • Bogue
  • Emerald Isle
  • Atlantic Beach
  • Morehead City
  • Cape Carteret
  • Cedar Point
  • Newport
  • Beaufort
  • Peletier
  • Pine Knoll Shores

Demographics

The population of Carteret County increased by 4.44% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 66,469 - census
2011 67,418 1.41% estimation process
2012 67,770 0.52% estimation process
2013 68,388 0.9% estimation process
2014 68,629 0.35% estimation process
2015 68,712 0.12% estimation process
2016 68,808 0.14% estimation process
2017 68,921 0.16% estimation process
2018 69,438 0.74% estimation process
2019 69,473 0.05% estimation process
2020 69,558 0.12% estimation process

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People born in Carteret County (1)

American singer Hemlock Ernst was born in Carteret County

Other places with the same name (1)

Carteret County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Carteret County.

City Name Population Title
Holly Springs 39,882 City in Wake County, North Carolina, United States of America
Morehead City 9,669 City in North Carolina, United States
Newport 4,636 City in North Carolina, USA
Beaufort 4,491 Town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States of America
Emerald Isle 3,676 Town in North Carolina, United States
Cape Carteret 2,061 Town in North Carolina, United States
Atlantic Beach 1,515 Town of the United States
Pine Knoll Shores 1,315 City in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States of America
Cedar Point 1,296 Town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States
Harkers Island 1,207 Township in Carteret County, North Carolina
Peletier 721 Human settlement in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States of America
Bogue 706 Town in North Carolina, United States
Indian Beach 119 Human settlement in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States of America

North Carolina Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Wake County 1,132,271 County in North Carolina, United States
Mecklenburg County 1,128,945 County in North Carolina, United States
Charlotte 900,350 City in and county seat of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
Guilford County 540,521 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Raleigh 474,414 Capital of North Carolina
Forsyth County 383,843 County in North Carolina, United States of America
West Raleigh 338,759 City in United States of America
Cumberland County 336,364 County in Maine, United States
Durham County 327,306 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Greensboro 297,878 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Durham 285,897 County seat of Durham County, North Carolina, United States
Buncombe County 263,477 County in North Carolina, United States
Winston-Salem 248,112 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina
Union County 244,562 County in North Carolina, United States
New Hanover County 236,613 County in North Carolina, United States
Gaston County 226,568 County in North Carolina, United States