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Population in 2012: 9,042 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.6%
 

Males: 4,074  (45.1%)
Females: 4,968  (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

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 2011: 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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Morehead City races chart
  • 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: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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: 1,772 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Morehead City:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Morehead City town:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 46.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

285 residents are foreign born (0.5% Asia).

This town:  3.3%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Morehead City, North Carolina as of September 01, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Morehead City to the number of sex offenders is 754 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: +6,269 (+71.9%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 2,368 (58.7%)

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) 409.5520.1462.6583.1501.3442.3417.4467.9368.2387.4445.4393.3

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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

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Morehead City, North Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
North Carolina:

9.1%

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%)

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Average climate in Morehead City, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Morehead City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 14% 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 significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 97% 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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).
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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/medical centers in Morehead City:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Morehead City, NC

Heliports located in Morehead City:


Local government website: www.townofmorehead.com

College/University in Morehead City:

  • Carteret Community College (Full-time enrollment: 804; Location: 3505 Arendell St; Public; Website: www.carteret.edu)

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

  • Pitt Community College (about 69 miles; Winterville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,389)
  • East Carolina University (about 71 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 20,942)
  • University of North Carolina-Wilmington (about 74 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 11,028)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 77 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 3,987)
  • Mount Olive College (about 82 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 2,812)
  • Wayne Community College (about 83 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,008)
  • Johnston Community College (about 105 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 2,166)

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

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:

EASTERN PARK ANNEX (Address: SUITE #8 , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
EASTERN PARK (Address: SUITE #8 , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-26-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
BALLOU MHP (Population served: 95, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-28-1998), St Admin Penalty assessed (AUG-28-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-28-1998), St Admin Penalty assessed (AUG-28-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-1997), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-27-1997), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-28-1998), St Admin Penalty assessed (AUG-28-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - In OCT-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (2 times from OCT-21-2005 to OCT-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and OCT-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and OCT-20-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2004), St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2004), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2004)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JUL-13-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2002)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
MOREHEAD CITY FORD (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-13-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MARINERS PARK (Address: SUITE #8 , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JUN-19-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-26-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-09-2003), St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2003), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2003)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
OPEN DOOR BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
EAST COAST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-21-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-22-2002), St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-28-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2002), St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2003)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
FREEDOM PARK-PICNIC SHELTER (Address: SUITE #8 , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-26-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Morehead City, NC

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 compared to North Carolina state average:

Morehead City, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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


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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

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (90%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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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%
Here41.8%
USA50.2%

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
This county:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

11.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.3%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Carteret County:

15.0%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$35,659$38,9010$0
Other Government Administration 15$38,862$31,0900$0
Police Protection - Officers 36$120,864$40,2880$0
Police - Other 8$20,515$30,7732$2,889
Firefighters 19$55,963$35,3452$1,366
Fire - Other 0$0 1$545
Streets and Highways 12$32,490$32,4902$2,608
Health 9$26,431$35,2411$1,827
Solid Waste Management 1$2,021$24,2520$0
Sewerage 5$17,646$42,3500$0
Parks and Recreation 8$18,062$27,0930$0
Water Supply 14$40,277$34,5230$0
Local Libraries 0$0 7$5,958
Other and Unallocable 1$2,856$34,2723$2,648
Totals for Government 139$411,646$35,53818$17,841

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $763,000 ($84.38)
    Fire Protection: $366,000 ($40.48)
    Regular Highways: $271,000 ($29.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $201,000 ($22.23)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $108,000 ($11.94)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,038,000 ($225.39)
    Fire Protection: $1,191,000 ($131.72)
    Sewerage: $1,091,000 ($120.66)
    Regular Highways: $752,000 ($83.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $595,000 ($65.80)
    Water Utilities: $468,000 ($51.76)
    Parks & Recreation: $374,000 ($41.36)
    Central Staff Services: $368,000 ($40.70)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $333,000 ($36.83)
    General - Other: $242,000 ($26.76)
    Financial Administration: $223,000 ($24.66)
    General Public Buildings: $187,000 ($20.68)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $60,000 ($6.64)
    Health Services - Other: $38,000 ($4.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,000 ($2.43)
    Parking Facilities: $20,000 ($2.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $104,000 ($11.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $1,118,000 ($123.65)
    Water Utilities: $189,000 ($20.90)
    Police Protection: $145,000 ($16.04)
    Fire Protection: $39,000 ($4.31)
    Central Staff: $12,000 ($1.33)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.33)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.22)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,943,000 ($436.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $300,000 ($33.18)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,890,000 ($209.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $664,000 ($73.44)
    Parks & Recreation: $77,000 ($8.52)
    All Other: $33,000 ($3.65)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $863,000 ($95.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $974,000 ($107.72)
    All Other: $510,000 ($56.40)
    Transit Utilities: $36,000 ($3.98)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $639,000 ($70.67)
    Interest Earnings: $178,000 ($19.69)
    Special Assessments: $163,000 ($18.03)
    Rents: $72,000 ($7.96)
    Property Sale Other: $6,000 ($0.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $810,000 ($89.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $693,000 ($76.64)
    General Support: $389,000 ($43.02)
    Highways: $266,000 ($29.42)
  • Tax - Property: $3,252,000 ($359.65)
    NEC: $378,000 ($41.80)
    Other Selective Sales: $139,000 ($15.37)
    Total General Sales: $20,000 ($2.21)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $5,002,000 ($553.20)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,855,000 ($205.15)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $861,000 ($95.22)
    Other NEC: $839,000 ($92.79)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $116,000 ($12.83)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($11.06)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $5,371,000 ($594.01)
    Other, NEC: $2,322,000 ($256.80)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $392,000 ($43.35)
    Other, NEC: $256,000 ($28.31)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,493,000 ($275.71)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,577,000 ($616.79)

8.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.75%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($371 average AGI)
Carteret County:

0.10%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Craven County, NC  1.07% ($38,047 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  0.70% ($30,671)
from Wake County, NC  0.49% ($64,034)


7.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,569 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($385 average AGI)
Carteret County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Craven County, NC  1.13% ($28,525 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  0.68% ($29,415)
to Wake County, NC  0.37% ($38,966)

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: 43
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 31
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 75
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 108
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 167
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 117
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 289
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

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&T1McDonald's2
Applebee's1Nike2
Arby's1Olive Garden1
Ashley Furniture1Outback1
AutoZone1Outback Steakhouse1
Baskin-Robbins1Panera Bread1
Bed Bath & Beyond1PetSmart1
Blockbuster1Pier 1 Imports1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quality1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chick-Fil-A1Rite Aid1
Curves1Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen1Rue211
Decora Cabinetry1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears2
Dunkin Donuts2Staples1
Econo Lodge1Starbucks1
FedEx3Subway1
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hardee's1The Athlete's Foot1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Jones New York2U-Haul3
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Kmart1UPS7
Lane Furniture1Verizon Wireless1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens2
Lowe's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets7Wendy's1
Maurices1
Browse common businesses in Morehead City, NC

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Total of 15 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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