Carteret County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

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.

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

Government change

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

Connected Counties change

Cities and Towns change

These cities and towns are in Carteret County:

Schools change

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

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Carteret County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2024.

Other websites change