Carteret County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

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.

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
Named forSir George Carteret
Largest townMorehead City
 • Total1,341 sq mi (3,470 km2)
 • Land506 sq mi (1,310 km2)
 • Water834 sq mi (2,160 km2)  62%
 • Estimate 
 • Density131/sq mi (51/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district3rd


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

Connected CountiesEdit

Cities and TownsEdit

These cities and towns are in Carteret County:


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


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

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