Pantego, NC

Pantego, situated in Beaufort County, is a small town made up of .8 square miles.

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The town has a history for being hit by tornadoes, being hit by EF-2s in 1991 and 2002, and then by an EF-3 in 2014.  


The median resident age in Pantego is 45 years. The median estimated household income is about $36,000 making it about $12,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $27,000. The average price for a home in Pantego is about $86,000 (2015) which is $74,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Pantego is 67% White, 19% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 13% other. 92% of the population are high school graduates, with 19% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 51% are married, 10% are divorced, 6% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 25% that have never been married.

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Beaufort County

Pantego belongs to Beaufort County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, previously known as Beaufort Precinct (1712), is part of the Washington, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Beaufort County has a population of 48,000 and its largest city Washington, with a population of 10,000, is the county seat.

Beaufort County borders Washington, Pamlico, Hyde, Craven, Martin, and Pitt Counties.

Beaufort County is made up of nearly 958 square miles. 827 of which is land with the remaining 131 as water.


The population of Pantego, NC is about 170. The population has overall seen a decrease since its peak in the early 1900s.


The elevation of Pantego, NC is three feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Pantego, NC is 27860.

Area Code

The area code for Pantego, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Pantego and Beaufort County have voted mostly Republican, with 59% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 46% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 52% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Pantego is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Forestry and manufacturing make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Washington Daily News, Sun Journal, and Pamlico News Inc. are the primary newspapers that cover the Beaufort County area.


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