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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Carteret County is located in North Carolina with a population of 68,699. Living in Carteret County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Carteret County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Carteret County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$197,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$864
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Carteret County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    178.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    35.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    833.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,012.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    87.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Carteret County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,584
National
$55,322

Carteret County Reviews

2 reviews
I live here and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else, this small town is filled with lots of friendly people willing to help you and anyone else who needs it.
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I attended a Carteret County school as a freshman in high school, but I was not a huge fan. The area lacked racial diversity, and the socioeconomic spread was vast from Emerald Isle to the Newport trailer parks.