Cape Carteret, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 2,062 (85% urban, 15% rural).
Population change since 2000: +69.9%
Males: 916  (44.5%)
Females: 1,146  (55.5%)
Median resident age:

47.7 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28584.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $79,764 (it was $44,514 in 2000)
Cape Carteret:

$79,764
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $41,010 (it was $26,806 in 2000)

Cape Carteret town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $267,288 (it was $141,000 in 2000)
Cape Carteret:

$267,288
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $262,116; detached houses: $296,905; townhouses or other attached units: $238,882; in 2-unit structures: $596,269; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $147,835; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $285,845; mobile homes: $77,056; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $104,529

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,255.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cape Carteret: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.4%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cape Carteret, NC (2017)
    • 2,07791.7%White alone
    • 1205.3%Hispanic
    • 210.9%Black alone
    • 190.8%Two or more races
    • 70.3%Asian alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone

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

Crime rates in Cape Carteret by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(70.0)
1
(51.5)
1
(51.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(70.0)
1
(51.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(48.6)
1
(48.2)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(70.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(342.5)
2
(139.6)
2
(142.1)
2
(140.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(145.8)
4
(193.0)
4
(192.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(140.0)
1
(70.0)
3
(205.5)
4
(279.1)
8
(568.6)
7
(489.9)
5
(257.6)
12
(611.6)
3
(155.6)
2
(97.2)
2
(96.5)
3
(144.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
33
(2,309)
32
(2,241)
44
(3,014)
30
(2,094)
19
(1,350)
13
(909.7)
18
(927.4)
30
(1,529)
16
(829.9)
22
(1,069)
28
(1,351)
19
(913.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(70.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(205.5)
1
(69.8)
4
(284.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(154.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.9)
1
(48.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(71.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(97.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)121.894.5219.9136.8145.0175.6124.2154.948.297.2113.885.1

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City-data.com crime index in Cape Carteret, NC

Crime rate in Cape Carteret detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.38
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (22.5%), English (16.0%), Irish (11.7%), German (8.0%), Italian (7.6%), European (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 2.37 square miles.

Population density: 869 people per square mile   (low).

Cape Carteret, North Carolina map

54 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.5% North America, 0.3% Latin America).

This town:

2.4%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,587 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,402 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jacksonville, NC (20.4 miles , pop. 66,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (118.6 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (381.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Bogue, NC (1.1 miles ),
Cedar Point, NC (1.2 miles ),
Peletier, NC (1.6 miles ),
Emerald Isle, NC (1.8 miles ),
Swansboro, NC (2.0 miles ),
Broad Creek, NC (2.7 miles ),
Indian Beach, NC (3.1 miles),
Newport, NC (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 34.69 N, Longitude: 77.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

Distribution of median household income in Cape Carteret, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cape Carteret, NC in 2017
Cape Carteret satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2001: 39 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 2002: 68 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $231,000
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $232,600
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $221,100
  • 2015: 13 buildings, average cost: $250,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Cape Carteret, NC residents
Average permit cost in Cape Carteret, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +207 (+20.6%).
Most common industries in Cape Carteret, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (14.8%)
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (21.9%)
  • Construction (18.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.2%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.7%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Cape Carteret, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.8%)
  • Carpenters (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Construction laborers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (12.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)

Average climate in Cape Carteret, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cape Carteret-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/17/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.0 miles away from the Cape Carteret 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 8.0 miles away from the town center caused $300,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cape Carteret-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 31.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 216.5 miles away from the city 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 Cape Carteret 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 209.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 315.4 miles away from Cape Carteret 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 229.3 miles away from Cape Carteret 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).
Cape Carteret topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cape Carteret:

  • QUEEN'S POND (Hospital, about 8 miles away; HUBERT, NC)
  • SANDRIDGE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; HUBERT, NC)
  • LIFE, INC NINE FOOT ROAD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; NEWPORT, NC)
  • CROATAN RIDGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; NEWPORT, NC)

Airports located in Cape Carteret:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cape Carteret:

  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 20 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 57 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 58 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 60 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 8,372)
  • Pitt Community College (about 63 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)

Public elementary/middle school in Cape Carteret:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Cape Carteret: South Lees (A), Star Hill Golf and Country Club (B), Cape Carteret Police Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Golfin Dolphin Minatur Golf - HWY (Amusement & Theme Parks; 24 Cape Carteret).

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:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

74.2%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.5%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Cape Carteret (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Carteret Crossing Branch at 301 Wb Mclean Dr, branch established on 2008/10/07. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Sound Banking Company: Cape Cateret Branch at 204 W. B. Mclean Drive, Suite C, branch established on 2005/07/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $113.5 mil, Deposits: $87.3 mil, headquarters in Morehead City, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Cape Carteret Branch at 306 W.B. Mclean Boulevard, branch established on 1979/08/13. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Cape Carteret:

Marital status in Cape Carteret, NC
  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

For population 25 years and over in Cape Carteret:

  • High school or higher: 98.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cape Carteret
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cape Carteret, 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
Here:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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.
North Carolina:

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.
North Carolina:

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

11.0%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.3%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cape Carteret:

64.6%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Cape Carteret:

64.4%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.5
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cape Carteret:

10.4%
North Carolina:

21.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Cape Carteret:

32.1%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Cape Carteret:

67.5%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.1%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cape Carteret, 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
Police Protection - Officers 6$19,477$38,9542$852
Streets and Highways 3$9,569$38,2760$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,576$42,9120$0
Financial Administration 1$2,172$26,0640$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,407$40,8840$0
Totals for Government 12$38,201$38,2012$852

Cape Carteret government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $431,000 ($209.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $298,000 ($144.52)
    Regular Highways: $229,000 ($111.06)
    Financial Administration: $113,000 ($54.80)
    Housing and Community Development: $73,000 ($35.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000 ($16.97)
    Central Staff Services: $32,000 ($15.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000 ($10.18)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($1.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $278,000 ($134.82)

Cape Carteret government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($9.70)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $143,000 ($69.35)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $38,000 ($18.43)
    Rents: $34,000 ($16.49)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($2.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $121,000 ($58.68)
    Highways: $69,000 ($33.46)
    Other: $5,000 ($2.42)
  • Tax - Property: $631,000 ($306.01)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $205,000 ($99.42)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $27,000 ($13.09)
    Other License: $11,000 ($5.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,340,000 ($649.85)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $98,000 ($47.53)

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)
Businesses in Cape Carteret, NC
NameCountNameCount
Blockbuster1Quiznos1
Lowe's1Subway1
McDonald's1Walgreens1

Strongest AM radio stations in Cape Carteret:

  • 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.)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJNC (1240 AM; 1 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: HERITAGE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cape Carteret:

  • 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)
  • WXQR-FM (105.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSFL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WSFL LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGV (103.3 FM; NEWPORT, NC; Owner: WMGV LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNBR (94.1 FM; ORIENTAL, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQSL (92.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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 Cape Carteret:

  • 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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 75ft / 23.3mTotal length
  • 30,300Total average daily traffic
  • 1,876Total average daily truck traffic
  • 60,600Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cape Carteret)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Lat: 34.706333 Lon: -77.064028, Call Sign: WQNW200,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.212 MHz, 467.212 MHz, Grant Date: 06/15/2011, Expiration Date: 06/15/2021, Certifier: Mick Brown, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • WHITE OAK ELEMENTARY, 555 Wb Mclean Dr (Lat: 34.694139 Lon: -77.059250), Type: Bant, Structure height: 3.6 m, Overall height: 4.5 m, Call Sign: WQSL789,
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.037 MHz, Grant Date: 10/28/2013, Expiration Date: 10/28/2023, Certifier: Judson Watson, Registrant: East Coast International, 109-B Riggs Rd, Morehead City, NC 28557, Phone: (252) 240-3524, Fax: (252) 240-3522, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • CAPE CARTERET, 678 Old Hwy 58 (Lat: 34.700306 Lon: -77.071556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 71.6 m, Overall height: 76.8 m, Call Sign: WMW275,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, Grant Date: 01/19/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 07/08/2015, Certifier: Glenn S Rabin, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cape Carteret)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: WITTMAN TAILWIND W-8 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 104D , Serial Number: A101, Airworthiness Date: 11/21/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 05/25/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Charles H Jr Miller, 103 Park Ct, Cape Carteret, NC 28584
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3637R , Serial Number: 28-5732, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 03/13/1970, Certificate Issue Date: 08/25/2006
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Gary Gelinger, 105 Sutton Pl, Cape Carteret, NC 28584, Other Owners: Diane Gelinger
  • Aircraft: GULFSTREAM AMERICAN CORP AA-5B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 45208 , Serial Number: AA5B1069, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 01/18/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 10/31/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Wayne M Bunker, 108 Hunting Bay Dr, Cape Carteret, NC 28584
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IGSO-540-B1A (380 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6159H , Serial Number: 28R-7837055, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 11/17/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 12/22/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Dynamic Mechanic LLC, 134 Sutton Dr, Cape Carteret, NC 28584
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9880W , Serial Number: 28-23400, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 07/21/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 07/16/2003
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Harold A Juhl, 223 Star Hill Dr, Cape Carteret, NC 28584, Other Owners: Becky S Juhl

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 12. The highest number of reported fires - 33 took place in 2014, and the least - 1 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Cape Carteret, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (56.9%), and Outside Fires (29.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cape Carteret, NC
    • 11956.9%Structure Fires
    • 6129.2%Outside Fires
    • 199.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 104.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cape Carteret, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cape Carteret, NC
  • 94.2%Electricity
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cape Carteret, NC
  • 88.3%Electricity
  • 8.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Utility gas


Cape Carteret compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 15 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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