Morehead City Metro Area

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  5. Morehead City Metro Area Family Information
  6. Morehead City Metro Area Education Information
  7. Morehead City Metro Area Business Information
  8. Morehead City Metro Area Public Benefits Information
  9. Morehead City Metro Area Criminal Information
  10. Morehead City Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information
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Morehead City Metro Area Legal Resources

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Morehead City Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 59,383
  • Land Area (2000): 1,346.383 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 2,125.563 square kilometers
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Houses (2000): 40,947

Morehead City Metro Area Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 73,602 61.87%
 Rural, Farm 579 0.49%
 Rural, Non-farm 44,778 37.64%

Morehead City Metro Area Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Morehead City Metro Area Employment Information

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Morehead City Metro Area Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 25,793 24,697 1,096 4.25% 43
1991 26,403 24,873 1,530 5.80% 58
1992 27,272 25,533 1,739 6.38% 64
1993 27,322 25,481 1,842 6.74% 67
1994 27,310 25,714 1,596 5.84% 59
1995 28,216 26,569 1,647 5.84% 58
1996 29,104 27,656 1,448 4.97% 50
1997 30,253 28,811 1,442 4.77% 48
1998 30,173 28,784 1,389 4.60% 46
1999 30,190 28,962 1,228 4.07% 41
2000 29,593 28,361 1,232 4.16% 42
2001 29,530 27,926 1,604 5.43% 54
2002 30,193 28,414 1,779 5.89% 59
2003 31,244 29,573 1,671 5.35% 54
2004 31,867 30,377 1,490 4.68% 47
2005 32,443 30,936 1,507 4.65% 47
2006 33,028 31,669 1,359 4.12% 41
2007 34,163 32,826 1,338 3.92% 39
2008 34,372 32,660 1,712 4.98% 50
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 32,835 30,951 1,884 5.74% 57
Feb 2008 32,556 30,762 1,794 5.51% 55
Mar 2008 33,016 31,331 1,685 5.10% 51
Apr 2008 34,241 32,760 1,481 4.33% 43
May 2008 34,652 33,051 1,601 4.62% 46
Jun 2008 35,645 33,993 1,652 4.63% 46
Jul 2008 36,320 34,486 1,834 5.05% 50
Aug 2008 35,360 33,616 1,744 4.93% 49
Sep 2008 34,722 32,989 1,733 4.99% 50
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Morehead City Metro Area Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 5,610 19.42%
2. Public Administration 3,898 13.50%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 1,492 5.17%
4. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 1,422 4.92%
5. Repair and Maintenance 1,116 3.86%
6. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 1,050 3.64%
7. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 986 3.41%
8. Educational Services 978 3.39%
9. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 844 2.92%
10. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 712 2.47%
11. Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 632 2.19%
12. Food and Beverage Stores 612 2.12%
13. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 610 2.11%
14. Health Care 602 2.08%
15. Other Transportation 578 2.00%
16. Building Materials / Hardware / Lawn and Garden Supplies 528 1.83%
17. Finance and Insurance 498 1.72%
18. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 410 1.42%
19. Wood Manufacturing 406 1.41%
20. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 340 1.18%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 3,976 15.69%
2. Educational Services 3,200 12.63%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 3,034 11.98%
4. Public Administration 1,732 6.84%
5. Finance and Insurance 1,094 4.32%
6. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 992 3.92%
7. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 982 3.88%
8. Social Assistance 884 3.49%
9. Food and Beverage Stores 780 3.08%
10. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 760 3.00%
11. Department and Other General Stores 534 2.11%
12. Personal and Laundry Services 504 1.99%
13. Construction 474 1.87%
14. Used Merchandise / Gift / Misc. Stores 436 1.72%
15. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 416 1.64%
16. Apparel Manufacturing 348 1.37%
17. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 322 1.27%
18. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 294 1.16%
19. Private Household Services 284 1.12%
20. Building Materials / Hardware / Lawn and Garden Supplies 246 0.97%

Morehead City Metro Area Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Vehicle Mechanics 1,814 6.28%
2. Other Installation / Maintenance 1,654 5.73%
3. Carpenters 1,582 5.48%
4. Other Sales and Related Occupations 1,508 5.22%
5. Other Management Occupations 1,470 5.09%
6. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 1,116 3.86%
7. Fishing / Hunting / Forestry 1,042 3.61%
8. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 1,022 3.54%
9. Other Construction Trades 946 3.28%
10. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 718 2.49%
11. Business Operations Specialists 706 2.44%
12. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 706 2.44%
13. Other Production Occupations 702 2.43%
14. Supervisors / Construction and Extract 676 2.34%
15. Construction Laborers 664 2.30%
16. Engineers 612 2.12%
17. Rail and Water Transportation 594 2.06%
18. Top Executives 526 1.82%
19. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 484 1.68%
20. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 472 1.63%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 1,422 5.61%
2. Other Office and Admin Support 1,204 4.75%
3. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 1,178 4.65%
4. Other Sales and Related Occupations 1,116 4.40%
5. Secretaries and Admins 1,078 4.25%
6. Registered Nurses 1,072 4.23%
7. Waiters and Waitresses 1,054 4.16%
8. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 1,016 4.01%
9. Cashiers 864 3.41%
10. Other Management Occupations 832 3.28%
11. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 830 3.28%
12. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 766 3.02%
13. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 690 2.72%
14. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 674 2.66%
15. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 648 2.56%
16. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 626 2.47%
17. Health Technologists and Technicians 622 2.46%
18. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 528 2.08%
19. Financial Clerks, Non-bookkeeping 510 2.01%
20. Other Production Occupations 478 1.89%

Morehead City Metro Area Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 50,048 51.32%
15-35 hours 11,205 11.49%
1-14 hours 2,352 2.41%
No regular hours 33,907 34.77%

Morehead City Metro Area Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 1,456 2.76%
5 AM-5:29 AM 1,116 2.12%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 2,121 4.02%
6 AM-6:29 AM 5,189 9.84%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 6,367 12.07%
7 AM-7:29 AM 8,328 15.79%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 8,614 16.33%
8 AM-8:29 AM 5,992 11.36%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 2,545 4.82%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 3,450 6.54%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 1,416 2.68%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 548 1.04%
Noon-3:59 PM 2,860 5.42%
4 PM-11:59 PM 2,754 5.22%

Morehead City Metro Area Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 2,332 4.42%
5-9 7,604 14.41%
10-14 9,196 17.43%
15-19 8,294 15.72%
20-24 6,661 12.63%
25-29 3,054 5.79%
30-34 7,228 13.70%
35-39 1,158 2.20%
40-44 1,560 2.96%
45-59 2,584 4.90%
60-89 1,737 3.29%
At least 90 1,348 2.56%

Morehead City Metro Area Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 134 0.25% 37,007 70.15%
30-44 16 0.03% 9,930 18.82%
45-59 6 0.01% 2,578 4.89%
At least 60 28 0.05% 3,057 5.79%

Morehead City Metro Area Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 62 0.11%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 8,430 15.47%
 Car / truck / van, solo 42,562 78.10%
 Motorcycle 78 0.14%
 Other 594 1.09%
 Public transportation 184 0.34%
 Walked 846 1.55%
 Worked at home 1,740 3.19%

Morehead City Metro Area Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Morehead City Metro Area Family Information

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Households (2000): 50,450 (116,584 people)
Families (2000): 35,008 (96,274 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 13,103
People at same address in 1995: 61,657

Morehead City Metro Area Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 4,720 9.34%
$10,000-$14,999 3,911 7.74%
$15,000-$19,999 3,673 7.27%
$20,000-$24,999 3,702 7.33%
$25,000-$29,999 3,423 6.77%
$30,000-$34,999 3,438 6.80%
$35,000-$39,999 3,413 6.75%
$40,000-$44,999 3,204 6.34%
$45,000-$49,999 2,550 5.05%
$50,000-$59,999 4,892 9.68%
$60,000-$74,999 5,084 10.06%
$75,000-$99,999 4,426 8.76%
$100,000-$124,999 1,962 3.88%
$125,000-$149,999 774 1.53%
$150,000-$199,999 616 1.22%
$200,000 or more 740 1.46%

Morehead City Metro Area Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 6,582 26.11%
 Family, 2 people 9,246 36.68%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 1,016 4.03%
 Family, 3 people 4,010 15.91%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 159 0.63%
 Family, 4 people 2,797 11.10%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 51 0.20%
 Family, 5 people 949 3.77%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 14 0.06%
 Family, 6 people 249 0.99%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 3 0.01%
 Family, 7 or more people 125 0.50%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 3 0.01%

Morehead City Metro Area Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 38,067 26.81%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 18,369 12.94%
Public Assistance 1,181 0.83%
Retirement 13,502 9.51%
Self Employment 8,376 5.90%
Social Security 16,944 11.93%
Supplemental Security 1,808 1.27%
Wage / Salary 35,624 25.09%
Other 8,110 5.71%

Morehead City Metro Area Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 19,061 65.60%
 With children under 18 9,994 34.40%

Morehead City Metro Area Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 4,691 9.76%
 Married 31,922 66.44%
 Never Married 10,050 20.92%
 Widowed 1,386 2.88%

Morehead City Metro Area Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 5,620 11.05%
 Married 32,067 63.02%
 Never Married 7,268 14.28%
 Widowed 5,926 11.65%

Morehead City Metro Area Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Morehead City Metro Area Education Information

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Morehead City Metro Area Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 4,950 5.24%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 12,987 13.75%
 High school diploma or equivalent 28,343 30.01%
 Some college, no degree 24,339 25.77%
 Associate degree 6,187 6.55%
 Bachelors degree 11,780 12.47%
 Graduate or professional degree 5,844 6.19%

Morehead City Metro Area Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 592 1.00% 736 1.24% 1,328 2.24%
Kindergarten 1,237 2.08% 188 0.32% 1,425 2.40%
Grades 1-4 5,045 8.50% 816 1.37% 5,861 9.87%
Grades 5-8 5,324 8.97% 528 0.89% 5,852 9.85%
Grades 9-12 5,478 9.22% 342 0.58% 5,820 9.80%
Undergrad college 3,484 5.87% 476 0.80% 3,960 6.67%
Graduate or professional school 314 0.53% 172 0.29% 486 0.82%
Total 21,474 36.16% 3,258 5.49% 24,732 41.65%

Morehead City Metro Area Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Morehead City Metro Area Business Information

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Morehead City Metro Area Businesses Changes By Year

Year  Business Births  Business Deaths
2003 182 142
2004 213 174

Morehead City Metro Area Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Morehead City Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Morehead City Metro Area Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 104,654 89.29%
 Below Poverty Level 12,549 10.71%

Morehead City Metro Area Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Morehead City Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 314
Morehead City Metro Area Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Morehead City Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Morehead City Metro Area Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 6,259 10.54%
10-19 Years 7,169 12.07%
20-29 Years 5,888 9.92%
30-39 Years 8,102 13.64%
40-49 Years 9,570 16.12%
50-59 Years 8,671 14.60%
60-69 Years 6,691 11.27%
70-79 Years 4,914 8.28%
80-89 Years 1,826 3.07%
90+ Years 293 0.49%

Morehead City Metro Area Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 29,157 49.10%
 Female 30,226 50.90%

Morehead City Metro Area Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 53,041 89.32%
 African-American 4,121 6.94%
 Hispanic/Latino 1,035 1.74%
 Multiracial 558 0.94%
 Asian 307 0.52%
 Amerindian 251 0.42%
 Other Race 37 0.06%
 Pacific Islander 33 0.06%

Morehead City Metro Area Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. English 21,064 22.46%
2. United States Or American 20,347 21.69%
3. Irish 12,865 13.72%
4. German 12,778 13.62%
5. Scottish 4,032 4.30%
6. Italian 3,760 4.01%
7. Scotch Irish 3,409 3.63%
8. French Non-Basque 3,174 3.38%
9. Polish 1,988 2.12%
10. Dutch 1,590 1.70%

Morehead City Metro Area Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 108,753 96.16%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 2,304 2.04%
3. French 618 0.55%
4. German 290 0.26%
5. Japanese 160 0.14%
6. Italian 158 0.14%
7. Arabic 152 0.13%
8. Korean 111 0.10%
9. Other West Germanic 84 0.07%
10. Chinese 70 0.06%

Morehead City Metro Area Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 116,560 97.98%
 Naturalized immigrant 1,107 0.93%
 Not a citizen 1,292 1.09%

Morehead City Metro Area Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Morehead City Metro Area Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Morehead City Metro Area Counties

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Carteret County    

Morehead City Metro Area Cities

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