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Carteret County
  • County in North Carolina

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Housing
    grade B+
  3. Nightlife
    grade B+
  4. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  5. Diversity
    grade B minus
  6. Jobs
    grade B
  7. Weather
    grade B+
  8. Cost of Living
    grade B
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  11. Commute
    grade B

editorial

Carteret County is located in North Carolina with a population of 68,353. Carteret County is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. In Carteret County, 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.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$277,400
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,009
National
$1,268
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Carteret County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    178.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    11.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    35.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    833.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,012.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    87.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

Working in Carteret County

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,965
National
$75,149

Carteret County Reviews

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