Cape Carteret , NC

Cape Carteret, situated in Carteret County, is a small town made up of 2.7 square miles...

2018 Best Guide to Cape Carteret , NC

June 29, 2018


The median resident age in Cape Carteret is 46 years. The median estimated household income is about $59,000 making it about $14,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $28,000. The average price for a home in Cape Carteret is about $248,000 (2013) which is $93,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,440 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Cape Carteret is 94% White, 2% Asian, 2% Hispanic, 1% Black, and 1% other. 94% of the population are high school graduates, with 34% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 70% are married, 8% are divorced, 6% are widowed, leaving 16% that have never been married.

Towns Nearby

Newport, NC
Indian Beach, NC
Broad Creek, NC
Swansboro, NC
Emerald Isle, NC
Peletier, NC
Cedar Point, NC
Bogue, NC

Carteret County

Cape Carteret belongs to Carteret County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named for Sir George Carteret or his heir John Carteret, is part of the Morehead City Micropolitan Statistical Area. Carteret County has a population of 67,000 and its county seat Carteret has a population of 4,000.

Carteret County, NC served as battleground for the War of Jenkin's Ear against Spanish pirates, and the Battle of Brandywine (Revolutionary War). Currently the Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue is located in Carteret and consists of 875 acres of land.

Carteret County borders Pamlico, Craven, Onslow, Hyde, and Jones counties. The third biggest county in North Carolina, Carteret is made up of 1341 square miles. 506 of which is land with the remaining 834 as water.


The population of Cape Carteret, NC is about 1,900. The town has been rapidly increasing since the 1980's.


The elevation of Cape Carteret, NC is 20 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Cape Carteret, NC is 28584.

Area Code

The area code for Cape Carteret, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Cape Carteret and Carteret County have voted mostly Republican, with 70% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 56% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 38% are Protestants, Catholics make up around 4%, and 2% other.


The unemployment rate for Cape Carteret is about 5% (2015), making it the same as the state average of around 5%. Administration, construction, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Carolina Coast Online is the primary newspaper that covers the Carteret County area.