Morehead City, NC
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Morehead City is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 9,347 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Morehead City is the 98th largest community in North Carolina.

Morehead City real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Morehead City house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some towns, Morehead City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Morehead City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Morehead City is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Morehead City who work in sales jobs (12.88%), management occupations (12.69%), and office and administrative support (10.14%).

One of the nice things about Morehead City is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Morehead City spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.47 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of people in Morehead City who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.24% of adults in Morehead City have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Morehead City in 2010 was $28,933, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,732 for a family of four. However, Morehead City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Morehead City is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Morehead City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Morehead City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Morehead City include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Morehead City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.