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Population in 2012: 402 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 

Males: 172  (42.9%)
Females: 230  (57.1%)

Median resident age:  47.8 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28523.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,711 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Cove City:

$41,711
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,865

Cove City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $77,713 (it was $57,800 in 2000)
Cove City:

$77,713
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $98,482; Detached houses: $123,424; Mobile homes: $33,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $575.

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Cove City races chart
  • White alone - 211 (52.9%)
  • Black alone - 175 (43.9%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (2.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cove City: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (12.3%), Subsaharan African (6.3%), English (5.6%), Irish (3.1%), German (2.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 47 feet

Land area: 0.64 square miles.

Population density: 631 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Cove City:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cove City town:

  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 4.5%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Cove City, North Carolina as of December 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Cove City to the number of sex offenders is 57 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $571 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $466 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, NC (28.8 miles , pop. 60,476).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (86.4 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (353.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Dover, NC (2.6 miles ), Trenton, NC (3.0 miles ), Vanceboro, NC (3.5 miles ), River Bend, NC (3.5 miles ), Pollocksville, NC (3.7 miles ), Grifton, NC (3.8 miles ), Trent Woods, NC (3.9 miles ), New Bern, NC (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 35.19 N, Longitude: 77.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

Cove City household income distribution Cove City home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.8%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -72 (-14.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Woodworkers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (16%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

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Average climate in Cove City, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Cove City-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.7 miles away from the Cove City town center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 34.9 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 149 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cove City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Craven County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 2, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cove City topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Cove City:

  • RHA/HOWELL'S CHILD CARE CENTER-RIVERBEND (Hospital, about 13 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)
  • BAYVIEW NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)
  • LIFE, INC LAVENHAM GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 14 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Cove City, NC

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cove City:

  • Pitt Community College (about 26 miles; Winterville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,389)
  • East Carolina University (about 30 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 20,942)
  • Wayne Community College (about 39 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,008)
  • Mount Olive College (about 43 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 2,812)
  • Johnston Community College (about 62 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 2,166)
  • University of North Carolina-Wilmington (about 74 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 11,028)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 76 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 3,987)

Public elementary/middle school in Cove City:

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Church in Cove City: Bryants Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: A Day at the Farm (Tours & Charters; 183 Woodrow McCoy Road).

 
Craven County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.7. This is about average.
City:

29.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.64. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.64
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cove City and their reported violations in the past:

COVE CITY, TOWN OF (Population served: 691, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-05-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and MAR-14-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-10-2000), St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-2000)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1999 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-25-2002), St Public Notif requested (MAR-25-2002)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.9%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.3% for Black residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.8%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Cove City, NC

Cove City compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Cove City travel time to work - commute


Cove City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

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Religion statistics for Cove City town (based on Craven County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.34%
Here43.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchOriginal Free Will BaptistsPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents24.7%21.6%13.5%9.3%5.3%
Congregations12.1%18.1%1.7%12.1%5.2%
NameEpiscopal ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)LDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents4.8%4.2%2.4%2.2%12.0%
Congregations3.4%9.5%1.7%3.4%32.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
This county:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Craven County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Craven County:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
This county:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 63
Craven County:

6.54 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.3%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Craven County:

13.1%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,259$27,1080$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$571
Water Supply 0$0 1$620
Totals for Government 1$2,259$27,1082$1,191

Cove City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $32,000 ($79.60)
    Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($59.70)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($54.73)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($22.39)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($17.41)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($2.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $18,000 ($44.78)

Cove City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,000 ($57.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $10,000 ($24.88)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($27.36)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($4.98)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($24.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $16,000 ($39.80)
    Highways: $16,000 ($39.80)
  • Tax - Property: $17,000 ($42.29)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($2.49)

Cove City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $517,000 ($1286.07)

11.29% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,500 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.29%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.56% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,437 average AGI)
Craven County:

0.56%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Carteret County, NC  0.73% ($28,525 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  0.51% ($31,849)
from Escambia County, FL  0.38% ($24,471)


10.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.66%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.42% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,459 average AGI)
Craven County:

0.42%
North Carolina average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Carteret County, NC  0.70% ($38,047 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  0.52% ($28,580)
to Wake County, NC  0.43% ($33,194)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cove City:

  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJCV (1290 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: DOWN EAST BROADCASTING CO INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WNOS (1450 AM; 1 kW; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WWNB (1490 AM; 1 kW; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cove City:

  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WXNR (99.5 FM; GRIFTON, NC; Owner: WXNR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSFL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WSFL LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WTEB (89.3 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WMGV (103.3 FM; NEWPORT, NC; Owner: WMGV LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNBR (94.1 FM; ORIENTAL, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • W240AW (95.9 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCZI (98.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WQZL (101.1 FM; BELHAVEN, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WZBR (97.7 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WELS-FM (102.9 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: KINSTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WAAE (91.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Cove City:

  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYDO (Channel 14; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WEPX (Channel 38; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • W64AZ (Channel 64; KINSTON-GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: GOCOM TELEVISION, L.P.,)

Cove City fatal accident list:

Jun 24, 1979 04:20 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1



2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Cove City


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Most common first names in Cove City, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2871.3 years
William2273.0 years
Annie1283.3 years
Robert1266.1 years
Willie1172.2 years
Edward1068.1 years
John968.8 years
Raymond975.6 years
Mary878.7 years
George669.8 years
Most common last names in Cove City, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Heath3273.7 years
Mccoy2873.8 years
Brown2571.1 years
Hargett2176.2 years
Smith1876.1 years
Ipock1880.3 years
White1876.4 years
Cox1676.8 years
Davis1675.2 years
Bryan1371.8 years
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