Cape Carteret is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,058 people and just one neighborhood, Cape Carteret is the 314th largest community in North Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
Cape Carteret real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Cape Carteret house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Cape Carteret isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cape Carteret are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cape Carteret is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cape Carteret who work in sales jobs (12.74%), office and administrative support (11.73%) and management occupations (10.06%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Cape Carteret, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Also of interest is that Cape Carteret has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Cape Carteret is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Cape Carteret really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Cape Carteret perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Cape Carteret is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Being a small town, Cape Carteret does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.