|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Morehead City is 9,688. Morehead City, North Carolina is the 3,217th largest city in the US.
Morehead City is located entirely in Carteret County.
The current population of Morehead City (9,688) is it's peak population.
Morehead City has grown 22.8% since the 2000. Morehead City, North Carolina is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 68% of similarly sized cities since 2000.
Morehead City has a population density of 1,264.2 people per square mile.
|3211||Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin||9,706||2.5%|
|3212||Washington, North Carolina||9,705||-0.2%|
|3213||Berlin, New Hampshire||9,704||-6.0%|
|3215||Sauk Village, Illinois||9,698||-6.9%|
|3217||Morehead City, North Carolina||9,688||22.8%|
The total voting age population of Morehead City, North Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 7,418. The voting age population is 46.3% male and 53.7% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 24.1% of the residents of Morehead City are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Morehead City are 83.4% White, 9.8% Black, 3.9% Two or more races, 2.3% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.3% Other and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 7.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Morehead City, 16.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 21.8%. On a per-household basis, 13.4% of families are below the poverty line in Morehead City.
Among those aged 16 and older, 59.1% of Morehead City residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 91.3% of Morehead City residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 35.2% have a bachelor's degree and 13.1% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Morehead City residents aged 5 and older, 8.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 5.1% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.6% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Morehead City is 6.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Morehead City, 17.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Morehead City is $42,985.
In Morehead City, 51.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 48.8% of housing units in Morehead City.
Of all the housing units in Morehead City, 7.0% of them were build before 1940.
In Morehead City, 25.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,500 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Morehead City is $863.
In Morehead City, 79.2% of households have an active broadband internet connection.