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 is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.99%), management occupations (12.55%), and office and administrative support (9.84%).

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.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.37 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Morehead City is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.12% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Morehead City in 2010 was $28,489, 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 $113,956 for a family of four. However, Morehead City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Morehead City is a somewhat 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, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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