Morehead City employment information

IndexMorehead CityNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$28,489$25,608$28,555
Median household income$38,508$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$48,854$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$29,885$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$28,403$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$23,297$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate5.6%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level22.2%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Morehead City is equal to the national average.
  • The median household income in Morehead City is 28% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Morehead City is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Morehead City is 42% higher than the national average.

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Morehead City employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.1%1.6%
Manufacturing sector8.8%0.5%
Financial & insurance services0.7%3.8%
Wholesale & retail services19.3%10.7%
Public administration7.4%6.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.5%1.4%
Education, health & social services10.2%32.3%

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Morehead City, NC9,030$38,50828%

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Myrtle Grove, NC9,030$69,02829%
Plymouth, MI9,029$67,35026%
Covington, TN9,033$26,78450%
Grimes, IA9,037$78,50447%
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Morehead City, NC9,030$38,50828%
Source: The Morehead City, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.