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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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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.
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.
Newspapers in Morehead City include Carteret County News-Times
Carteret County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Morehead City political report.
The average commute time for Morehead City workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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