Carteret County

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Carteret County, North Carolina

Courthouse Sq
Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone: (252) 728-8450
Fax: (252) 728-2092

On the central eastern shore of NC, east of Jacksonville; organized 1722 (prior to statehood) from Craven County. Name Origin: For John Carteret (1690-1763), later Earl Granville, a lord proprietor of the Carolinas

Area (sq mi):: 1340.53 (land 519.84; water 820.68) Population per square mile: 120.30
Population 2005: 62,525 State rank: 40 Population change: 2000-20005 5.30%; 1990-2000 13.00% Population 2000: 59,383 (White 89.30%; Black or African American 7.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 0.50%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 42.30
Income 2000: per capita $21,260; median household $38,344; Population below poverty level: 10.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,757-$28,239
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 23.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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On 6 May 1950, eleven federal and state wildlife enforcement officers staged a long planned, coordinated raid on Shackleford Banks, Carteret County, North Carolina, apprehending nearly 100 hunters, of whom 78 were formally charged with illegally shooting loons (Anonymous 1950) in violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.
We interviewed residents of Carteret County, North Carolina, who had participated in loon hunting, or who had firsthand knowledge of some aspect of the circumstances under which loons were obtained or were directly employed for human use.
NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings takes the following rating actions on Carteret County, North Carolina (the county) bonds: