Carteret County

Carteret County

Last updated December 2018

53,396 Total Voters

Republican 42.71% Democrat 22.4% Libertarian 0.49% Unaffiliated 34.4%
White 89.89% Black 5.04% Other 5.07%

Carteret County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 66,469. Its county seat is Beaufort. The county was created in 1722 as Carteret Precinct and gained county status in 1739. It was named for Sir George Carteret, one of the 17th century English Lords Proprietor, or for his descendant and heir John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville.

Carteret County comprises the Morehead City, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the New Bern-Morehead City, NC Combined Statistical Area. Most of the county is part of the Crystal Coast.

The Current Chairman of the County Commissioners is Mark Mansfield.

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Unemployment 8.36%

Voter Registration Thousands

In the General Assembly

  • State House
  • Pat McElraft (NC-13)
  • State Senate
  • Norman Sanderson (NC-2)

Election Results