Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina

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Pine Knoll Shores is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,547 at the 2008 census. One of North Carolina's state aquariums is located here.



Pine Knoll Shores is located at 34°41′45″N 76°49′4″W / 34.69583°N 76.81778°W / 34.69583; -76.81778 (34.695840, -76.817875).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.1 km²), of which, 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (3.39%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2008, there were 1,547 people, 776 households, and 557 families residing in the town. The population density was 668.9 people per square mile (258.1/km²). There were 2,049 housing units at an average density of 899.4/sq mi (347.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.15% White, 0.07% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

There were 776 households out of which 7.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.27.

In the town the population was spread out with 7.5% under the age of 18, 2.2% from 18 to 24, 11.2% from 25 to 44, 36.4% from 45 to 64, and 42.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 62 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $53,800, and the median income for a family was $60,662. Males had a median income of $42,417 versus $27,321 for females. The per capita income for the town was $34,618. About 1.8% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.

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