Statewide Claims to Fame

Morehead City is 5th in North Carolina out of 115 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Morehead City is 10th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Morehead City is 17th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Residents 65 or older

Morehead City is 17th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Morehead City, North Carolina Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Morehead City Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 9,042 91st 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 6.8 106th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,264.2 72nd 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Morehead City Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 6.1% 103rd 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 19.4% 129th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 19.3% 17th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Morehead City Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 91.3% 36th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 28.2% 61st 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Morehead City Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 82.0% 43rd 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 10.7% 96th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 56th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.6% 69th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 10th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.5% 41st 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 6.9% 62nd 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 77.9% 45th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Morehead City Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 53.5% 40th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 4.1% 106th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Morehead City Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 5,383 73rd 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 35.3% 17th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 4,203 79th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 51.6% 117th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $196,200 39th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.0 143rd 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Morehead City Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $26,671 47th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $37,896 93rd $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 18.1% 68th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Morehead City Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,437 59th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $552,442 40th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $58,683 5th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $63,438 41st $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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