Pine Knoll Shores, NC

Pine Knoll Shores, situated in Carteret County, is a small town made up of two and a half square miles.

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The median resident age in Pine Knoll Shores is 63 years. The median estimated household income is about $70,000 making it about $22,000 more than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $43,000. The average price for a home in Pine Knoll Shores is about $382,000 (2015) which is $222,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,200 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Pine Knoll Shores is 96% White, 1% Two or more races, and 3% other. 99% of the population are high school graduates, with 50% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 72% are married, 10% are divorced, 1% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 10% that have never been married. 

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Carteret County

Pine Knoll Shores 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 Pine Knoll Shores, NC is about 1,300. The population has seen a decrease since 2000.


The elevation of Pine Knoll Shores, NC is seven feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Pine Knoll Shores, NC is 28512.

Area Code

The area code for Pine Knoll Shores, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Pine Knoll Shores 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 40% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 4%.


The unemployment rate for Pine Knoll Shores is about 5% (2015), making it roughly equal to the state average. Management, sales, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Carteret County News-Times is the primary newspaper that covers the Carteret County area.


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