B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$197,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$726
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%

Morehead City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    500
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    11
    41
  • Robbery
    21
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    564
    525
  • Theft
    3,851
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    85
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,117
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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I moved to Newport, a small town adjacent to Morehead City. I work and attend college in Morehead City, currently. This is a small town right on the beautiful water known as the Crystal Coast. Here, everyone is willing to help their neighbor. I moved from a tiny town called Pilot Mountain in western North Carolina so the familiarity of this tight nit community is like a piece of home. I'm not much of a partier, but the nightlife here suits me very well. The local restaurants, art venues, and the beach nearby is suitable for not only young singles, but perfect for families as well. I highly recommend my town, a port city with good people and even better values.
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Enjoy the coastal town, coastal breeze. Enjoy the coastal cuisine, coastal weather, coastal shops. Enjoy the opportunity for hiking, photography, boating, volunteering, art, wildlife.
Morehead City is close enough to the beach to enjoy it, yet just far enough away to avoid the seasonal issues. There is plenty of fine restaurants and nightlife, yet it is a quick drive away into the surrounding country.