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Gloucester, North Carolina
Gloucester, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Gloucester, North Carolina
Gloucester, North Carolina
Location in North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Carteret
 • Total 1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2)
 • Land 1.44 sq mi (3.72 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
6 ft (2 m)
 • Total 537
 • Density 374/sq mi (144.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-26680
GNIS feature ID 1020455

Gloucester 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 537.


Gloucester is located just east of the center of Carteret County, on the northern side of The Straits, a tidal channel connecting Core Sound to the east with the North River to the west. The Gloucester CDP is bounded by Whitehurst Creek to the west and Sleepy Creek to the east, both tidal inlets from The Straits. The community is 6 miles (10 km) east of the town of Beaufort by water and 15 miles (24 km) by road.

The Gloucester CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.98%, is water.

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