Carteret County, North Carolina

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Carteret County
Carteret County Courthouse
Carteret County Courthouse
Map of North Carolina highlighting Carteret County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°44′N 76°46′W / 34.73°N 76.77°W / 34.73; -76.77
Country United States
State North Carolina
Founded1739
Named forSir George Carteret
SeatBeaufort
Largest townMorehead City
Area
 • Total1,341 sq mi (3,470 km2)
 • Land506 sq mi (1,310 km2)
 • Water834 sq mi (2,160 km2)  62%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
68,890[1]
 • Density131/sq mi (51/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.co.carteret.nc.us

Carteret County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, 59,383 people lived there. Its county seat is Beaufort. Most of the county is part of the Crystal Coast.

Government[change | change source]

Carteret County is part of the Eastern Carolina Council of Governments.

Connected Counties[change | change source]

Cities and Towns[change | change source]

These cities and towns are in Carteret County:

Schools[change | change source]

The county has its own public school system called Carteret County Schools.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. August 16, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.

Other websites[change | change source]