Cities & Towns in Carteret County, NC

Carteret County, county in North Carolina, United States. As of 2020 county had an estimated population of 69,558 inhabitants. The county was created 302 years ago in 1722. Its county seat is Beaufort.

There are 13 city/town in Carteret County, NC. 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, Beaufort population 4,491, Emerald Isle population 3,676

Holly Springs
Holly Springs

Holly Springs, A town in Wake County, North Carolina.

Morehead City
Morehead City

Morehead City, City in North Carolina, United States


Newport, City in North Carolina, USA

Situated along the central coast of North Carolina, Carteret County contains several beach towns and historic fishing villages worth exploring. Here are some of the highlights:

Morehead City - This coastal town of around 10,000 is a popular seafood and vacation destination. It hosts the annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament and has ferry access to the Outer Banks islands.

Beaufort - Known as the third oldest town in North Carolina, historic Beaufort dates back to the early 18th century. It has a charming downtown with shops, restaurants, and historic homes. The North Carolina Maritime Museum is located here.

Atlantic Beach - Part of North Carolina's Crystal Coast region, Atlantic Beach has wide beaches, beach houses, and access to Fort Macon State Park. The area attracts surfers and beachgoers.

Emerald Isle - This laid-back beach town offers sandy shores, coastal nature preserves, and a scenic lighthouse. It's a popular spot for fishing, sailing, kayaking and golfing.

Cedar Point - Located on the White Oak River, Cedar Point has a longtime fishing village heritage. It offers riverfront dining, galleries, and boat tours.

From history to beaches, Carteret County's small towns each have their own unique coastal charm and attractions. It's the perfect place to experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of coastal North Carolina.

All Carteret County Cities (Aphebetical)

List of cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Carteret County.

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

County Cities on Map (13)

North Carolina Counties (100)

Wake County (1,132,271) Mecklenburg County (1,128,945) Guilford County (540,521) Forsyth County (383,843) Cumberland County (336,364) Durham County (327,306) Buncombe County (263,477) Union County (244,562) New Hanover County (236,613) Gaston County (226,568) Cabarrus County (221,479) Johnston County (216,246) Onslow County (203,943) Iredell County (185,770) Pitt County (182,924) Alamance County (171,346) Davidson County (169,234) Catawba County (160,307) Orange County (149,077) Brunswick County (149,039) Randolph County (144,557) Rowan County (142,495) Harnett County (137,058) Robeson County (129,999) Wayne County (123,967) Henderson County (118,445) Moore County (103,352) Craven County (101,233) Cleveland County (99,035) Nash County (94,859) Rockingham County (91,285) Burke County (90,418) Lincoln County (88,097) Caldwell County (82,100) Wilson County (81,979) Chatham County (75,748) Franklin County (71,859) Surry County (71,683) Carteret County (69,558) Wilkes County (68,043) Rutherford County (67,076) Pender County (64,671) Sampson County (63,382) Stanly County (63,239) Haywood County (62,972) Lee County (62,353) Granville County (60,486) Duplin County (58,794) Watauga County (56,441) Hoke County (55,830) Lenoir County (55,720) Columbus County (54,754) Edgecombe County (50,829) Halifax County (49,479) Beaufort County (47,073) McDowell County (45,782) Stokes County (45,743) Vance County (44,718) Richmond County (44,332) Jackson County (44,033) Davie County (43,286) Pasquotank County (40,372) Person County (39,925) Yadkin County (37,625) Dare County (37,547) Alexander County (37,441) Macon County (35,994) Scotland County (34,637) Transylvania County (34,498) Bladen County (32,911) Cherokee County (29,073) Currituck County (29,052) Montgomery County (27,238) Ashe County (27,166) Anson County (24,097) Hertford County (23,108) Caswell County (22,443) Martin County (22,178) Madison County (21,740) Polk County (21,030) Greene County (20,928) Warren County (19,522) Northampton County (19,088) Bertie County (18,712) Yancey County (18,099) Avery County (17,571) Mitchell County (14,881) Swain County (14,179) Chowan County (13,815) Perquimans County (13,667) Pamlico County (12,715) Clay County (11,505) Washington County (11,485) Gates County (11,464) Alleghany County (11,194) Camden County (10,984) Jones County (9,250) Graham County (8,474) Hyde County (4,843) Tyrrell County (3,774)