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Davis, North Carolina
Davis, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Davis, North Carolina
Davis, North Carolina
Location in North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Carteret
 • Total 2.19 sq mi (5.68 km2)
 • Land 2.18 sq mi (5.65 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
5 ft (2 m)
 • Total 422
 • Density 193/sq mi (74.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-16480
GNIS feature ID 0983982

Davis 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 422.


Davis is located east of the center of Carteret County, on the northwest shore of Core Sound, between Jarrett Bay to the west and Oyster Creek to the northeast. To the southeast, across Core Sound, is Core Banks, a barrier island that is part of Cape Lookout National Seashore, with access by ferry from Davis. U.S. Route 70 passes through the town, leading southwest 18 miles (29 km) to Beaufort and northeast 13 miles (21 km) to its eastern terminus at Atlantic.

The Davis CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.59%, is water.

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