Economic Trends

2015-2016 Comparative Taxable Retail Sales

LocationGross CollectionsTaxable Retail Sales
North Carolina$ 6,106,789,215$128,156,846,619
Carteret County$ 49,552,351$1,042,560,897
Onslow County$ 89,864,358$1,884,607,709
Craven County$ 47,113,908$988,762,387
Lenoir County$ 24,103,856$504,752,172
Pamlico County$3,848,335$80,432,280
Jones County$ 1,413,005$29,520,289

Source: NC Department of Revenue

2015-2106 Taxable Retail Sales by Type

TypeCARTERET COUNTY TOTALNorth Carolina Total
3% and 4.75% Tax Group$ 12,104,421$479,938,134
Apparel$ 35,225,570$5,414,101,792
Automotive$ 42,183,803$7,667,914,391
Food $ 199,422,796$26,204,342,599
Furniture$ 33,161,956$4,372,666,349
General Merchandise$ 252,915,380$35,258,344,265
Lumber & Building Materials$ 145,173,523$13,635,227,254
Unclassified$322,373,447$35,124,311,836
TOTAL$ 1,042,560,897$128,156,846,619

Source: NC Department of Revenue

Taxable Retail Sales by Year

YearTotal
2005-2006$795,428,515
2006-2007$861,840,613
2007-2008$828,361,303
2008-2009$798,250,755
2009-2010$810,347,610
2010-2011$810,592,085
2011-2012$867,503,174
2012-2013$857,547,296
2013-2014$910,571,306
2014-2015$979,777,817
2015-2016$1,042,560,897

Source: NC Department of Revenue

2016 Building Permits

GOVERNMENTTOTAL PERMITSRESIDENTIAL/$ Permits / ValueCOMMERCIAL/$Permits / ValueMISC.**/$ Permits / Value
Carteret County*240159 - $39,517,74925 - $8,848,80056 - $2,323,094
Atlantic Beach1047625 - $12,186,394379 - $6,584,60043- $13,466
Beaufort21425 - $3,325,65112 - $9,618,640177 - $4,925.498
Emerald Isle63233- $12,715,1663- $3,200,550596 - $10,611,358
Morehead City398173 - $20,305,95076 - $18,735,348149 - $1,608,855
Newport244159 - $39,517,74925 - $8,848,80060 - $1,608,855
Pine Knoll Shores9833 - $4,644,6168 - $544,83457 - $428,991
TOTAL2,8731207 - $132,213,275528 - $56.381,5721138 - $21,870,849

Source: Carteret County Municipal Government

* Carteret County permits include unincorporated areas of county including the unincorporated areas of western Carteret County,and municipalities of Bogue, Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Indian Beach and Peletier. Miscellaneous includes mobile home permits. **Miscellaneous permits vary from one reporting jurisdiction to another a may include decks, porches, piers, storage buildings, garages, boat lifts, boat ramps and mobile homes. Some jurisdictions include mobile homes as residential units. The figures do not include electrical, mechanical or plumbing permits.

Occupancy Tax Collections by Year

YearTotal
20094,304,382
20104,391,301
20114,453,946
20124,3401,808
20134,669,968
20145,189,070
20156,427,084
20166,800,842

Source: Carteret County Finance Office

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