Bogue, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 700 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.6%
 
Males: 381  (54.6%)
Females: 319  (45.4%)
Median resident age:

45.0 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28570, 28584.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,828 (it was $44,643 in 2000)
Bogue:

$54,828
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,695 (it was $20,095 in 2000)

Bogue town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $208,431 (it was $105,200 in 2000)
Bogue:

$208,431
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $208,442; detached houses: $247,779; mobile homes: $68,195

Median gross rent in 2017: $866.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bogue: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.2%
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  • Races in Bogue, NC (2010)
    • 61389.6%White alone
    • 365.3%Hispanic
    • 152.2%Black alone
    • 121.8%Two or more races
    • 40.6%Asian alone
    • 40.6%Other race alone

Races in Bogue detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (19.8%), English (17.4%), Irish (15.0%), Italian (7.1%), Scotch-Irish (5.9%), Hungarian (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1995

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 2.69 square miles.

Population density: 260 people per square mile   (very low).

Bogue, North Carolina map

22 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 1.0% Europe, 0.4% Africa).

This town:

3.3%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,025 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $999 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jacksonville, NC (21.6 miles , pop. 66,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (119.3 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (381.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Cape Carteret, NC (1.1 miles ),
Emerald Isle, NC (1.6 miles ),
Cedar Point, NC (1.7 miles ),
Peletier, NC (1.7 miles ),
Swansboro, NC (2.3 miles ),
Broad Creek, NC (2.4 miles ),
Indian Beach, NC (2.9 miles),
Newport, NC (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 34.70 N, Longitude: 77.04 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

Distribution of median household income in Bogue, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bogue, NC in 2017
Bogue satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +254 (+75.6%).
Most common industries in Bogue, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (19.0%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (29.9%)
  • Public administration (12.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.7%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Construction (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Bogue, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Registered nurses (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Construction laborers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Construction laborers (6.1%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.3%)
  • Registered nurses (12.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Child care workers (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)

Average climate in Bogue, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bogue-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/17/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.3 miles away from the Bogue town center killed 2 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/15/1999, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the town center caused $300,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bogue-area historical earthquake activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 30.2 miles away from Bogue center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 217.7 miles away from Bogue center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 205.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 210.4 miles away from Bogue center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 316.7 miles away from Bogue center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 230.5 miles away from Bogue center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carteret County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 16, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bogue topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bogue:

  • QUEEN'S POND (Hospital, about 9 miles away; HUBERT, NC)
  • LIFE, INC NINE FOOT ROAD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 10 miles away; NEWPORT, NC)
  • SANDRIDGE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; HUBERT, NC)
  • CROATAN RIDGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, NC)
  • CHERRY POINT BAY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; HAVELOCK, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bogue:

  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 21 miles; Jacksonville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,502)
  • Craven Community College (about 29 miles; New Bern, NC; FT enrollment: 2,712)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 48 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 58 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 59 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 61 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 8,372)
  • Pitt Community College (about 63 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)

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Carteret County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

77.9%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.2%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Bogue:

Marital status in Bogue, NC
  • Never married: 18.9%
  • Now married: 68.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

For population 25 years and over in Bogue:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
North Carolina average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bogue, NC (based on Carteret County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,89673
Mainline Protestant9,17134
Catholic2,3451
Other1,1476
Black Protestant8137
None37,097-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Carteret County:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Carteret County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Carteret County:

6.81 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 96
Carteret County:

15.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Carteret County:

11.0%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.3%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bogue:

54.4%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

52.6%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Bogue:

27.4
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.0%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bogue:

7.4%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.2%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Bogue:

59.9%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.4%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bogue, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$2,995
Totals for Government 0$0 2$2,995

Bogue government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $39,000 ($55.71)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($35.71)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($34.29)
    General Public Buildings: $16,000 ($22.86)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($7.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $10,000 ($14.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $35,000 ($50.00)

Bogue government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $64,000 ($91.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $20,000 ($28.57)
  • Tax - Property: $36,000 ($51.43)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,000 ($20.00)

Bogue government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $357,000 ($510.00)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $49,000 ($70.00)

7.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($62,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.76%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($748 average AGI)
Carteret County:

0.09%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Craven County, NC  0.83% ($45,707 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  0.65% ($42,216)
from Wake County, NC  0.43% ($88,405)


7.26% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,636 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($820 average AGI)
Carteret County:

0.08%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Craven County, NC  1.11% ($37,000 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  0.80% ($37,425)
to Wake County, NC  0.44% ($36,111)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bogue:

  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WJCV (1290 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: DOWN EAST BROADCASTING CO INC.)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WANG (1330 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HAVELOCK, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WJNC (1240 AM; 1 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: HERITAGE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bogue:

  • WRHT (96.3 FM; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WLGP (100.3 FM; HARKERS ISLAND, NC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WOTJ (90.7 FM; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WANG-FM (105.1 FM; HAVELOCK, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WBJD (91.5 FM; ATLANTIC BEACH, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKOO (98.7 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMGV (103.3 FM; NEWPORT, NC; Owner: WMGV LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXQR-FM (105.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSFL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WSFL LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNBR (94.1 FM; ORIENTAL, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQSL (92.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WXNR (99.5 FM; GRIFTON, NC; Owner: WXNR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRUP (97.9 FM; BAYBORO, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WTKF (107.3 FM; ATLANTIC, NC; Owner: ATLANTIC RIDGE TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WTEB (89.3 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W218AR (91.5 FM; BEAUFORT, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Bogue:

  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXU-TV (Channel 35; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON JACKSONVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXI (Channel 8; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • W05BI (Channel 5; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Bogue fatal accident list:

Dec 4, 2014 11:09 AM, Sr-24, Lat: 34.702606, Lon: -77.023058, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jun 26, 2009 07:20 AM, Rp-1118, Lat: 34.703731, Lon: -77.026906, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 8, 2005 06:55 AM, Sr-24, Rp-1118, Lat: 34.682230, Lon: -77.103380, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Sep 8, 2001 03:23 AM, Sr-24, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.9mTotal length
  • 20,000Total average daily traffic
  • 2,400Total average daily truck traffic
  • 40,000Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bogue, NC
  • 91.7%Electricity
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bogue, NC
  • 96.6%Electricity
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Bogue compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Bogue on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Honduras (population 500+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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