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Morehead City is a town in Carteret County.

The community was named for John Morehead, SC governor.

The latitude of Morehead City is 34.722N. The longitude is -76.726W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,064.


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Median household income
Local
$28,737
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Morehead City demographic reports
Morehead City is between Bogue Sound and the Newport River.
Former and merged names include:
· Shepherd's Point
Headquarters of the Bald-Headed Men of America
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 47. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • North Carolina Seafood Festival - October 5-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Morehead City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Carteret County Museum of History and Art
Colleges and universities: Carteret Community College

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Morehead City residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Morehead City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Morehead City was $19,138, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Morehead City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Morehead City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $414.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $873.


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Newspapers in Morehead City include Carteret County News-Times

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Carteret County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Morehead City political report.

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The average commute time for Morehead City workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Morehead City include Buccaneer Inn, Comfort Inn Morehead City, Econo Lodge Crystal Coast, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites.

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