Carteret County, North Carolina

Coordinates: 34°51′30″N 76°32′09″W / 34.858343°N 76.53586°W / 34.858343; -76.53586
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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°51′30″N 76°32′09″W / 34.858343°N 76.53586°W / 34.858343; -76.53586
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forSir George Carteret
Largest communityMorehead City
 • Total1,330.41 sq mi (3,445.7 km2)
 • Land507.60 sq mi (1,314.7 km2)
 • Water822.81 sq mi (2,131.1 km2)  61.85%
 • Total67,686
 • Density133.35/sq mi (51.49/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district3rd

Carteret County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2020, 67,686 people lived there.[1] 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. "QuickFacts: Carteret County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2024.

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