Fairfield Harbour, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 2,952. Population change since 2000: +48.9%
Males: 1,437  (48.7%)
Females: 1,515  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  63.5 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28560.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $66,188 (it was $51,435 in 2000)
Fairfield Harbour:

$66,188
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $35,184 (it was $27,368 in 2000)

Fairfield Harbour CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $233,534 (it was $162,100 in 2000)
Fairfield Harbour:

$233,534
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $278,762; Detached houses: $286,211; Townhouses or other attached units: $152,574

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,125.

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Fairfield Harbour races chart
  • White alone - 2,757 (93.4%)
  • Black alone - 102 (3.5%)
  • Hispanic - 52 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 14 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.03%)

Races in Fairfield Harbour detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fairfield Harbour: 91.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.6%), English (18.0%), Irish (16.5%), United States (5.0%), Italian (3.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 2.89 square miles.

Population density: 1,020 people per square mile   (low).

Fairfield Harbour,NC real estate house value index trend

Fairfield Harbour, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Fairfield Harbour:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairfield Harbour CDP:

  • Never married: 9.0%
  • Now married: 80.1%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 2.8%

149 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.7% Asia, 0.5% North America, 0.5% Oceania, 0.5% Latin America).

This place:  5.0%
North Carolina:  7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,263 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,112 (0.5%)

Fairfield Harbour satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jacksonville, NC (33.5 miles , pop. 66,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (108.0 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (354.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: James City, NC (1.9 miles ), Bridgeton, NC (2.2 miles ), New Bern, NC (2.6 miles ), Brices Creek, NC (2.6 miles ), Trent Woods, NC (2.7 miles ), Neuse Forest, NC (2.8 miles ), Grantsboro, NC (2.8 miles ), Arapahoe, NC (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 35.07 N, Longitude: 76.96 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

Fairfield Harbour household income distribution Fairfield Harbour home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.4%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (27%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Top executives (16%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (5%)
  • Other financial specialists (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)

Work and jobs in Fairfield Harbour: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fairfield Harbour, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fairfield Harbour-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/17/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the Fairfield Harbour place center killed 2 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.0 miles away from the place center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fairfield Harbour-area historical earthquake activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 91% 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 11.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 181.6 miles away from Fairfield Harbour center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 236.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 228.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 325.9 miles away from Fairfield Harbour center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 251.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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, Storms: 2, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairfield Harbour topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fairfield Harbour:

  • RIVERPOINT CREST NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)
  • FMC DIALYSIS OF CRAVEN COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)
  • GUARDIAN CARE OF NEW BERN INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)
  • TWO RIVERS HEALTHCARE - TRENT CAMPUS (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)
  • CAROLINA EAST MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)
  • TWO RIVERS HEALTHCARE - NEUSE CAMPUS (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)
  • NEW BERN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairfield Harbour:

  • Craven Community College (about 9 miles; New Bern, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,712)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 32 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 37 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Pitt Community College (about 42 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • East Carolina University (about 44 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)
  • Wayne Community College (about 61 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 3,174)
  • Mount Olive College (about 64 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)

Public elementary/middle schools in Fairfield Harbour:

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Craven County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.3%
(2.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.2%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Fairfield Harbour compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Fairfield Harbour travel time to work - commute Fairfield Harbour mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (92%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fairfield Harbour CDP (based on Craven County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.34%
Here: 43.3%
USA: 50.2%

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
Craven County:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Craven County:

30.3%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
State:

15.6%

10.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,254 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.87%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.65% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,013 average AGI)
Craven County:

0.65%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Carteret County, NC  0.62% ($35,176 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  0.54% ($31,805)
from Pitt County, NC  0.35% ($26,194)


10.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.52%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.41% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,735 average AGI)
Craven County:

0.41%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Carteret County, NC  0.77% ($31,659 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  0.52% ($33,374)
to Pitt County, NC  0.40% ($30,757)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairfield Harbour:

  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WANG (1330 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HAVELOCK, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairfield Harbour:

  • WMGV (103.3 FM; NEWPORT, NC; Owner: WMGV LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNBR (94.1 FM; ORIENTAL, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WTEB (89.3 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRUP (97.9 FM; BAYBORO, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WXNR (99.5 FM; GRIFTON, NC; Owner: WXNR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSFL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WSFL LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAAE (91.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WQZL (101.1 FM; BELHAVEN, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WOTJ (90.7 FM; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WRHT (96.3 FM; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WLGP (100.3 FM; HARKERS ISLAND, NC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WTKF (107.3 FM; ATLANTIC, NC; Owner: ATLANTIC RIDGE TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WBJD (91.5 FM; ATLANTIC BEACH, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WANG-FM (105.1 FM; HAVELOCK, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WCZI (98.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Fairfield Harbour:

  • 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.)
  • WFXI (Channel 8; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WYDO (Channel 14; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)

Fairfield Harbour on our top lists:

  • #79 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest residents"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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