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Population (year 2000): 7,691. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,847 (+15.0% change)
Males: 3,507 (45.6%), Females: 4,184 (54.4%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 41.1 years
Median household income: $28,737 (year 2000)
Median house value: $106,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Morehead City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.8%)
  • Black (14.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Other race (1.1%)

Ancestries: English (16.0%), United States (12.7%), German (10.1%), Irish (9.8%), Scottish (3.4%), Italian (2.5%).City, North Carolina

Elevation: 16 feet

Land area: 5.1 square miles

Morehead

For population 25 years and over in Morehead City

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Morehead City town

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 13.1%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

2.2% Foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +52 (+0.7%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC (45.6 miles Jacksonville, pop. 66,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Raleigh, (150.7 miles pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (380.8 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Beach, NC Atlantic (1.9 miles Knoll Shores, NC (5.4 miles Pine NC Beaufort, (6.5 miles NC (9.2 miles Newport, Indian Beach, NC (10.3 miles) , Island, NC (13.3 miles Harkers NC (15.5 miles Havelock, Beach, NC (17.8 miles Minnesott


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 77 buildings, average cost: $65,900
  • 1998: 95 buildings, average cost: $127,400
  • 1999: 136 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2000: 77 buildings, average cost: $220,800
  • 2001: 71 buildings, average cost: $178,800
  • 2002: 105 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2003: 133 buildings, average cost: $187,100
  • 2004: 145 buildings, average cost: $200,200
  • 2005: 194 buildings, average cost: $183,300

Latitude: 34.73 N, Longitude: 76.75 W

Area code: 252


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.2%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (14.0%), Retail trade (12.2%), Construction (11.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,261 (+68.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,826 (53.2%)


 

Crime in Morehead City by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.0
Rapes 1 11 7 11
    per 100,000 13.0 143.0 91.0 143.0
Robberies 17 16 14 14
    per 100,000 221.0 208.0 182.0 182.0
Assaults 18 34 26 36
    per 100,000 234.0 442.1 338.1 468.1
Burglaries 121 100 92 135
    per 100,000 1573.3 1300.2 1196.2 1755.3
Thefts 416 451 474 524
    per 100,000 5408.9 5864.0 6163.0 6813.2
Auto thefts 19 15 12 16
    per 100,000 247.0 195.0 156.0 208.0
464.6 549.2 501.4 630.5

Average climate in Morehead City, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Morehead

Morehead City-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/3/1967, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.9 miles away from the Morehead City city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/17/1965, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 37.3 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Morehead City:
  • CARTERET GENERAL HOSPITAL (3500 ARENDELL ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Morehead City:
  • CRAVEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 33 miles; NEW BERN, NC)
  • BRYNN MARR HOSP (about 50 miles; JACKSONVILLE, NC)
  • ONSLOW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 50 miles; JACKSONVILLE, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Morehead City:
  • CHERRY POINT MCAS /CUNNINGHAM FIELD/ (about 15 miles; CHERRY POINT, NC; ID: NKT)
  • CRAVEN COUNTY REGIONAL (about 31 miles; NEW BERN, NC; ID: EWN)
  • ALBERT J ELLIS (about 60 miles; JACKSONVILLE, NC; ID: OAJ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Morehead City:
  • MICHAEL J. SMITH FIELD (about 7 miles; BEAUFORT, NC; ID: MRH)
  • HOLLY RIDGE/TOPSAIL ISLAND (about 56 miles; HOLLY RIDGE, NC; ID: N21)
  • SKY MANOR (about 58 miles; JACKSONVILLE, NC; ID: N22)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 35 $107,543 $36,871 0 $0
Other Government Administration 10 $22,793 $27,351 0 $0
Financial Administration 11 $27,274 $29,753 1 $653
Solid Waste Management 1 $1,570 $18,840 0 $0
Streets and Highways 10 $23,836 $28,603 0 $0
Health 8 $21,872 $32,808 3 $1,282
Sewerage 5 $15,604 $37,449 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3 $9,529 $38,116 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 5 $10,702 $25,684 0 $0
Water Supply 12 $31,647 $31,647 0 $0
Police - Other 8 $17,280 $25,920 0 $0
Firefighters 13 $39,179 $36,165 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 4 $12,545 $37,635 4 $1,576
Totals for Government 125 $341,374 $32,771 8 $3,511
College/University in Morehead City:
  • CARTERET COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 877; Location: 3505 ARENDELL ST; Public; Website: www.carteret.cc.nc.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Morehead City:
  • COASTAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,237)
  • EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 16,633)
  • PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 73 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 3,072)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-WILMINGTON (about 87 miles; WILMINGTON, NC; FT enrollment: 8,996)
  • CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 90 miles; WILMINGTON, NC; FT enrollment: 3,550)
  • CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY INC (about 146 miles; BUIES CREEK, NC; FT enrollment: 5,286)
  • FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 147 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 3,506)
Public high schools in Morehead City:
  • WEST CARTERET HIGH (Students: 1,222; Location: 4700 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CAPE LOOKOUT MARINE SCI HIGH (Students: 106; Location: 1108 BRIDGES STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Morehead City:
  • CARTERET ACADEMY (Students: 53; Location: 1600 FISHER STREET; Grades: 6 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Morehead City:
  • MOREHEAD CITY PRIMARY (Students: 611; Location: 4409 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD; Grades: PK - 03)
  • MOREHEAD CITY MIDDLE (Students: 543; Location: 400 BARBOUR ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MOREHEAD ELEM AT CAMP GLENN (Students: 318; Location: 3316 ARENDELL STREET; Grades: 04 - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Morehead City:
  • ST EGBERT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 140; Location: 1705 EVANS STREET; Grades: KG - 5)

Notable locations in Morehead City: Camp Glen (A), Morehead Plaza Center (B), Carteret County Civic Center (C), Carteret County Museum of History (D), Carteret Historical Museum (E), Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center (F).

Shopping Center: Parkway Shopping Center (1).

Cemetery: Bay View Cemetery (1).

Calico Creek Marsh (A).

Creeks: Peletier Creek (A), Spooner Creek (B).

Park in Morehead City: Mansfield Park (1).


Morehead City compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Morehead City:
  • WBTB (1400 AM; 1 kW; BEAUFORT, NC; Owner: EASTERN CAROLINA BROADCASTING COMPAN)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WANG (1330 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HAVELOCK, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJCV (1290 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: DOWN EAST BROADCASTING CO INC.)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Morehead City:
  • W218AR (91.5 FM; BEAUFORT, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WBJD (91.5 FM; ATLANTIC BEACH, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WRHT (96.3 FM; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WLGP (100.3 FM; HARKERS ISLAND, NC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WOTJ (90.7 FM; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WANG-FM (105.1 FM; HAVELOCK, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • W203BC (88.5 FM; BEAUFORT, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WTKF (107.3 FM; ATLANTIC, NC; Owner: ATLANTIC RIDGE TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WMGV (103.3 FM; NEWPORT, NC; Owner: WMGV LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRUP (97.9 FM; BAYBORO, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WNBR (94.1 FM; ORIENTAL, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W220DD (91.9 FM; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Morehead City:
  • W05BI (Channel 5; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFXI (Channel 8; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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