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Cedar Point, North Carolina
Official seal of Cedar Point, North Carolina
Location of Cedar Point, North Carolina
Location of Cedar Point, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Carteret
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
20 ft (6 m)
 • Total 1,279
 • Density 582/sq mi (224.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 37-11340
GNIS feature ID 1010133

Cedar Point is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,297 in 2010.


Cedar Point is located at the western end of Carteret County at 34°41′8″N 77°4′57″W / 34.68556°N 77.0825°W / 34.68556; -77.0825 (34.685574, -77.082371). It is bordered to the north by the town of Peletier and to the east by the town of Cape Carteret. To the south is Bogue Sound, crossed by the B. Cameron Langston Bridge to Emerald Isle, and to the west is the tidal White Oak River, crossed by North Carolina Highway 24 to the town of Swansboro in Onslow County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Cedar Point has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.23%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 628
2000 929 47.9%
2010 1,279 37.7%
Est. 2015 1,304 2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 929 people, 438 households, and 278 families residing in the town. The population density was 381.8 people per square mile (147.6/km²). There were 893 housing units at an average density of 367.0 per square mile (141.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.92% White, 0.32% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.

There were 438 households out of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.61.

In the town, the population was spread out with 17.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 30.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,655, and the median income for a family was $46,818. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $30,104 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,457. About 11.1% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

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