Indian Beach, NC

Indian Beach, situated in Carteret County, is a small town made up of 1.5 square miles.

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The median resident age in Indian Beach is 61 years. The median estimated household income is about $91,000 making it about $43,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $52,000. The average price for a home in Indian Beach is about $321,000 (2015) which is $161,000 more than the North Carolina Average. 

The racial makeup of Indian Beach is 97% White, 1% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 1% other. 100% of the population are high school graduates, with 45% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 57% are married, 5% are divorced, 3% are separated, 12% are widowed, leaving 23% that have never been married. 

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Carteret County

Indian Beach 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 Indian Beach, NC is about 110. The population fluctuated between the 1980s and 2000, but has seen a steady increase since then.


The elevation of Indian Beach, NC is seven feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Indian Beach, NC is 28512.

Area Code

The area code for Indian Beach, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Indian Beach 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 unafiliated (Nones). About 48% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 6%.


The unemployment rate for Indian Beach is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%. Public administration and manufacturing make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Carolina Coast is the primary newspapers that covers the Carteret County area.