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Broad Creek, North Carolina
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Country United States
State North Carolina
County Carteret
 • Total 3.12 sq mi (8.07 km2)
 • Land 3.11 sq mi (8.05 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
7 ft (2 m)
 • Total 2,334
 • Density 751/sq mi (290.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28570 (Newport)
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-08040
GNIS feature ID 1019307

Broad Creek is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 2,334. It is part of the greater Newport area and currently shares the Newport zip code of 28570.


Broad Creek is located in west-central Carteret County, on the north shore of Bogue Sound, between the tidal inlets of Broad Creek to the west and Gales Creek to the east. Bogue Sound is separated from the Atlantic Ocean to the south by Bogue Banks, part of North Carolina's barrier islands known as the Crystal Coast. The Broad Creek community is bordered on the north by Croatan National Forest.

North Carolina Highway 24 passes through the community, leading east 12 miles (19 km) to Morehead City and west 8 miles (13 km) to Cape Carteret. Newport is 7 miles (11 km) to the northeast up Hibbs Road. 9 Mile Road runs north from Broad Creek, providing a direct route to Havelock, 13 miles (21 km) to the north. Broad Creek Loop Road forms a loop through the center of the community, south of NC 24.

The Broad Creek CDP has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.1 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.35%, is water.

Housing developments in Broad Creek include Salty Shores, Croatan Colony, Rolling Wood, Fox Lair, Bogue Pines, Whispering Pines, Karobi Park, Adams Harbor, Pearson Circle, Bar Harbor, Bluewater Banks.


Businesses in Broad Creek include the former Broad Creek Family Restaurant, Cafe 24, Southern Beverage Inc., Clarks Cable co., Holland car group(?), McStore self-storage, Croatan Self Storage, The Fuel Market, "Frank's Pizza and Subs", The Gas Man, World Class auto Paint, and the Glass & Lighting place, a beauty salon and the Whispering Pines Campground and Mobile home park.


  • Bogue Sound Elementary School
  • Broad Creek Middle School
  • Croatan High School
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