Morehead City, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 9,203 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.7%
 
Males: 4,146  (45.1%)
Females: 5,057  (54.9%)
Median resident age:  42.4 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28557.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,316 (it was $28,737 in 2000)
Morehead City:

$38,316
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,656 (it was $19,138 in 2000)

Morehead City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $185,193 (it was $101,300 in 2000)
Morehead City:

$185,193
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $227,872; Detached houses: $261,967; Townhouses or other attached units: $150,774; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $123,800; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $494,841; Mobile homes: $19,349

Median gross rent in 2012: $648.

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  • White alone - 7,139 (81.9%)
  • Black alone - 1,139 (13.1%)
  • Hispanic - 160 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 152 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 87 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 43 (0.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Morehead City: 89.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (14.6%), Irish (13.1%), United States (11.2%), German (10.2%), Scotch-Irish (4.6%), French (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1860

Elevation: 16 feet

Land area: 5.10 square miles.

Population density: 1,804 people per square mile   (low).

Morehead City,NC real estate house value index trend

Morehead City, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Morehead City:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Morehead City town:

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

285 residents are foreign born (0.5% Asia).

This town:  3.2%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Morehead City, North Carolina as of May 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Morehead City to the number of sex offenders is 696 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,100 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $960 (0.5%)

Morehead City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jacksonville, NC (37.7 miles , pop. 66,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (131.1 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (375.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Atlantic Beach, NC (1.4 miles ), Pine Knoll Shores, NC (2.1 miles ), Beaufort, NC (2.3 miles ), Newport, NC (2.8 miles ), Indian Beach, NC (2.9 miles) , Broad Creek, NC (3.3 miles ), Harkers Island, NC (3.3 miles ), Gloucester, NC (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 77 buildings, average cost: $65,900
  • 1998: 95 buildings, average cost: $127,400
  • 1999: 136 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2000: 77 buildings, average cost: $220,800
  • 2001: 71 buildings, average cost: $178,800
  • 2002: 105 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2003: 133 buildings, average cost: $187,100
  • 2004: 145 buildings, average cost: $200,200
  • 2005: 194 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2006: 112 buildings, average cost: $225,500
  • 2007: 85 buildings, average cost: $302,600
  • 2008: 46 buildings, average cost: $225,900
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $250,700
  • 2010: 42 buildings, average cost: $186,000
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $246,800
  • 2012: 24 buildings, average cost: $266,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.73 N, Longitude: 76.75 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,171 (+69.5%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 2,154 (52.1%)

Area code: 252

Morehead City household income distribution Morehead City home values distribution

Crime rates in Morehead City by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000101000011
per 100,000 0.00.00.012.20.011.10.00.00.00.011.411.3
Rapes 11171166773423
per 100,000 12.8138.488.3134.369.666.573.772.330.940.522.833.8
Robberies 17161414111012108876
per 100,000 217.3201.3176.6170.9127.5110.8126.3103.382.380.979.867.7
Assaults 183426365654374939645348
per 100,000 230.1427.7328.0439.4649.2598.4389.4506.0401.4647.2604.3541.3
Burglaries 12110092135961131141131058715194
per 100,000 1546.91257.91160.71647.71112.91252.21199.91167.01080.8879.91721.61060.1
Thefts 416451474524529373454600492446400404
per 100,000 5318.35673.05980.36395.76132.64133.44778.46196.45064.34510.54560.54556.2
Auto thefts 19151216202025109111510
per 100,000 242.9188.7151.4195.3231.9221.6263.1103.392.6111.2171.0112.8
Arson 424522332124
per 100,000 51.125.250.561.023.222.231.631.020.610.122.845.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 411.6522.8465.0586.1503.9444.7419.6470.4370.1389.4447.7395.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Morehead City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 45 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.40
North Carolina average:

2.37

Morehead City tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +52 (+0.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Morehead City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Morehead City, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Morehead City-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/17/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.8 miles away from the Morehead City town center killed 2 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/3/1967, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.9 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Morehead City-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 23.5 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 232.6 miles away from Morehead 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 208.0 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 225.6 miles away from the city 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 244.1 miles away from Morehead City center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 333.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carteret County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Morehead City topographic map

Birthplace of: Chip Peterson - Swimmer, Jake Wade (baseball) - Baseball player, Matt Dodge - Football player, Algenon L. Marbley - District Judge, Calvin Daniels - Football player, Eric McCoo - Player of football, Vaughan Johnson - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Morehead City:

  • CARTERET GENERAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 3500 ARENDELL ST)
  • HOSPICE OF CARTERET COUNTY (302 MEDICAL PARK CT, PO DRAWER 1619)
  • BMA OF CRYSTAL COAST INC (3332 BRIDGES STREET)
  • CARTERET HOME HEALTH SERVICES (302 MEDICAL PARK COURT)
  • TAR HEEL HOME HEALTH (CYPRESS BAY PLAZA 5167 US HWY 70 WEST)
  • CRYSTAL BLUFFS REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CARE CENT (4010 BRIDGES STREET EXTENSION)
  • HARBORVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (812 SHEPARD ST)
  • MOREHEAD NURSING CENTER (PENNY LANE)

Heliports located in Morehead City:

College/University in Morehead City:

  • Carteret Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,431; Location: 3505 Arendell St; Public; Website: www.carteret.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Morehead City:

  • Craven Community College (about 34 miles; New Bern, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,712)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 37 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 59 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Pitt Community College (about 69 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • East Carolina University (about 71 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 74 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 74 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)

Public high schools in Morehead City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Morehead City:

Private elementary/middle school in Morehead City:

  • ST EGBERT CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 100; Location: 1705 EVANS ST; Grades: KG - 5)
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Notable locations in Morehead City: Morehead Plaza Center (A), Camp Glen (B), Morehead Gulf Docks (C), Carteret County Museum of History (D), Spooners Creek Marina (E), Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center (F), Carteret County Civic Center (G), Carteret Historical Museum (H), Harborview Health Care Center (I), Carolinas Center for Surgery (J), Morehead City Hall (K), Morehead City Police Chief (L), Morehead City Police Department (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Parkway Shopping Center (1), Cypress Bay Shopping Center (2), Market Place Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Bay View Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Swamps: Calico Creek Marsh (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Peletier Creek (A), Spooner Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Morehead City: Mansfield Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Carteret County Historical Society Inc (Museums; 1008 Arendell Street) (1), Downtown Revitalization (801 Arendell Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Econo Lodge Crystal Coast (3410 Bridges Street) (1), Best Western Buccaneer Inn (2806 Arendell) (2), Edgewater Motel (1100 Edgewater Place # A) (3), Buccaneer Motor Lodge (2806 Arendell Street) (4), Hampton Inn (4035 Arendell Street) (5), Comfort Inn Morehead City (3100 Arendell Street) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Carteret County - Court Division- Probation Offices- Life Structure Training Pro (106 Banks Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Morehead City and their reported violations in the past:

LOOKOUT FORD (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-19-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-19-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-19-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2014)
TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
HANDY HOUSE NO 2 (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-29-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-24-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-24-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-24-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-27-2010), St Public Notif received (FEB-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-19-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Morehead City that have no violations reported:

  • BALLOU MHP (Population served: 95, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HANDY HOUSE NO 10 (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OPEN DOOR BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • IHRIE SUPPLY COMPANY (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.5%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.6% for Black residents, 22.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 96.9% for American Indian residents, 13.2% for other race residents, 40.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  53.3%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Morehead City in 2010:

  • 133 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 20 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Morehead City in 2000:

  • 144 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 73 people in nursing homes
  • 45 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 14 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 14 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

Morehead City, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Morehead City compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with most branches in Morehead City (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: 70 West Main Branch, Morehead City Plaza Branch, Governor's Station Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Morehead City Branch at 800 Arendell Street, branch established on 1954/09/01; Mitchell Village Branch at 5003 Executive Drive, branch established on 1972/08/30. 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: Messenger Service at 5039 Executive Drive, branch established on 2005/04/12; at 5039 Executive Drive, branch established on 2001/09/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $113.5 mil, Deposits: $87.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • The East Carolina Bank: Morehead City Branch at 168 Nc Highway 24, branch established on 2004/01/26. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $921.7 mil, Deposits: $797.6 mil, headquarters in Engelhard, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Ecb Bancorp, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Morehead City Wal-Mart Branch at 300 Highway 24, branch established on 2005/06/22. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • First Bank: Morehead City Branch 20 at 137 Highway 24 West, branch established on 2003/07/01. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $3,289.4 mil, Deposits: $2,759.1 mil, headquarters in Troy, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Morehead City Main Branch at 3412 Bridges Street, branch established on 1971/03/29. 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.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Morehead City Branch at 4913 Arendell Street, branch established on 1996/07/19. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Arendell Branch at 2300 Arendell Street, branch established on 1996/12/02. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Morehead City, North Carolina:

  • Hampton Inn, 4035 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557 , Phone: (252) 240-2300, Fax: (252) 240-2311
  • Quality Inn, 3100 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557 , Phone: (252) 247-3434, Fax: (252) 247-4411
  • Econo Lodge Crystal Coast, 3410 Bridges St, Morehead City, NC 28557 , Phone: (252) 247-2940, Fax: (252) 247-0746
  • Buccaneer Inn Magnuson Hotel, 2806 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557 , Phone: (252) 726-3115, Fax: (252) 726-3864
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 5063 Executive Dr, Morehead City, NC 28557 , Phone: (252) 247-5001, Fax: (252) 247-5225
  • Amerisuites, 118 Salter Path Rd, Morehead City, NC 28557 , Phone: (252) 247-5118, Fax: (252) 247-5705
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Morehead City, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Morehead City travel time to work - commute Morehead City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (92%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Morehead City town (based on Carteret County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.82%
Here: 41.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchOriginal Free Will BaptistsInternational Pentecostal Holiness Church
Adherents28.5%24.4%7.2%6.7%6.6%
Congregations20.6%22.7%1.0%13.4%6.2%
NameEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents5.8%4.6%3.1%2.5%10.6%
Congregations3.1%4.1%2.1%5.2%21.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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.
State:

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.
State:

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

15.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Carteret County:

27.3%
North Carolina:

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

15.0%
State:

15.6%
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
Financial Administration 6$20,167$40,3340$0
Other Government Administration 5$23,006$55,2140$0
Police Protection - Officers 36$119,279$39,7600$0
Police - Other 6$15,854$31,7084$5,728
Firefighters 30$91,770$36,7089$6,396
Streets and Highways 8$20,096$30,1441$793
Solid Waste Management 1$2,013$24,1560$0
Sewerage 14$42,518$36,4440$0
Parks and Recreation 5$16,018$38,4435$2,154
Water Supply 8$23,178$34,7670$0
Local Libraries 0$0 7$7,288
Other and Unallocable 16$47,287$35,4657$1,645
Totals for Government 135$421,186$37,43933$24,004

Morehead City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $763,000 ($82.91)
    Fire Protection: $366,000 ($39.77)
    Regular Highways: $271,000 ($29.45)
    Parks & Recreation: $201,000 ($21.84)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $108,000 ($11.74)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,038,000 ($221.45)
    Fire Protection: $1,191,000 ($129.41)
    Sewerage: $1,091,000 ($118.55)
    Regular Highways: $752,000 ($81.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $595,000 ($64.65)
    Water Utilities: $468,000 ($50.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $374,000 ($40.64)
    Central Staff Services: $368,000 ($39.99)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $333,000 ($36.18)
    General - Other: $242,000 ($26.30)
    Financial Administration: $223,000 ($24.23)
    General Public Buildings: $187,000 ($20.32)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $60,000 ($6.52)
    Health Services - Other: $38,000 ($4.13)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,000 ($2.39)
    Parking Facilities: $20,000 ($2.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $104,000 ($11.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $1,118,000 ($121.48)
    Water Utilities: $189,000 ($20.54)
    Police Protection: $145,000 ($15.76)
    Fire Protection: $39,000 ($4.24)
    Central Staff: $12,000 ($1.30)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.33)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.22)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,943,000 ($428.45)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $300,000 ($32.60)

Morehead City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,890,000 ($205.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $664,000 ($72.15)
    Parks & Recreation: $77,000 ($8.37)
    All Other: $33,000 ($3.59)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $863,000 ($93.77)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $974,000 ($105.84)
    All Other: $510,000 ($55.42)
    Transit Utilities: $36,000 ($3.91)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $639,000 ($69.43)
    Interest Earnings: $178,000 ($19.34)
    Special Assessments: $163,000 ($17.71)
    Rents: $72,000 ($7.82)
    Property Sale Other: $6,000 ($0.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $810,000 ($88.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $693,000 ($75.30)
    General Support: $389,000 ($42.27)
    Highways: $266,000 ($28.90)
  • Tax - Property: $3,252,000 ($353.36)
    NEC: $378,000 ($41.07)
    Other Selective Sales: $139,000 ($15.10)
    Total General Sales: $20,000 ($2.17)

Morehead City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $5,002,000 ($543.52)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,855,000 ($201.56)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $861,000 ($93.56)
    Other NEC: $839,000 ($91.17)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $116,000 ($12.60)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($10.87)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $5,371,000 ($583.61)
    Other, NEC: $2,322,000 ($252.31)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $392,000 ($42.59)
    Other, NEC: $256,000 ($27.82)

Morehead City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,493,000 ($270.89)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,577,000 ($606.00)

8.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,132 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.06%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($743 average AGI)
Carteret County:

0.11%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Craven County, NC  1.16% ($31,659 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  0.74% ($40,085)
from Wake County, NC  0.38% ($54,474)


6.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,816 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($453 average AGI)
Carteret County:

0.08%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Craven County, NC  0.95% ($35,176 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  0.56% ($31,901)
to Wake County, NC  0.40% ($38,723)

Strongest AM radio stations in Morehead City:

  • WBTB (1400 AM; 1 kW; BEAUFORT, NC; Owner: EASTERN CAROLINA BROADCASTING COMPAN)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJCV (1290 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: DOWN EAST BROADCASTING CO INC.)
  • WANG (1330 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HAVELOCK, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Morehead City:

  • W218AR (91.5 FM; BEAUFORT, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WBJD (91.5 FM; ATLANTIC BEACH, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • 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)
  • W203BC (88.5 FM; BEAUFORT, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WTKF (107.3 FM; ATLANTIC, NC; Owner: ATLANTIC RIDGE TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WMGV (103.3 FM; NEWPORT, NC; Owner: WMGV LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNBR (94.1 FM; ORIENTAL, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WRUP (97.9 FM; BAYBORO, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W220DD (91.9 FM; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSFL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WSFL LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Morehead City:

  • W05BI (Channel 5; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFXI (Channel 8; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • 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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Morehead City, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 29
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 44
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 31
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 76
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 173
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 33
  • Fatalities: 121
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 299
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19
See more detailed statistics of Morehead City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Morehead City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Morehead City, NC
Most common first names in Morehead City, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William14272.1 years
John14073.9 years
James13271.6 years
Mary13177.4 years
Robert8074.0 years
Charles7871.6 years
George6973.8 years
Margaret5477.8 years
Elizabeth4481.5 years
Ruth4280.9 years
Most common last names in Morehead City, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Willis17876.3 years
Smith9873.8 years
Lewis9876.3 years
Jones7975.4 years
Guthrie7074.3 years
Bell6177.7 years
Davis5878.6 years
Johnson4073.0 years
Fulcher3274.3 years
Williams3176.5 years
Businesses in Morehead City, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets7
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's2
Ashley Furniture1Nike2
AutoZone1Olive Garden1
Baskin-Robbins1Outback1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Outback Steakhouse1
Blockbuster1Panera Bread1
Buffalo Wild Wings1PetSmart1
Burger King1Pier 1 Imports1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quality1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Ruby Tuesday1
Decora Cabinetry1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts2Sears2
Econo Lodge1Staples1
FedEx3Starbucks1
Ford1Subway1
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hardee's1The Athlete's Foot1
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
Honda1U.S. Cellular1
Jones New York2UPS7
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Walgreens2
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
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