Neuse Forest, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 2,005.
Population change since 2000: +40.6%
Males: 895  (44.7%)
Females: 1,110  (55.3%)
Median resident age:

44.0 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28560.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $82,486 (it was $67,222 in 2000)
Neuse Forest:

$82,486
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,961 (it was $29,828 in 2000)

Neuse Forest CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $222,726 (it was $131,700 in 2000)
Neuse Forest:

$222,726
NC:

$171,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,257.

March 2019 cost of living index in Neuse Forest: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.2%
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  • Races in Neuse Forest, NC (2010)
    • 1,64682.1%White alone
    • 1316.5%Black alone
    • 1095.4%Hispanic
    • 572.8%Asian alone
    • 542.7%Two or more races
    • 40.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.05%Other race alone

Races in Neuse Forest detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (18.5%), English (14.1%), German (7.9%), Italian (7.2%), Irish (6.3%), Czechoslovakian (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 2.96 square miles.

Population density: 677 people per square mile   (low).

Neuse Forest, North Carolina map

33 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.9%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,432 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,582 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jacksonville, NC (30.5 miles , pop. 66,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (113.1 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (361.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Havelock, NC (2.4 miles ),
Minnesott Beach, NC (2.6 miles ),
Arapahoe, NC (2.7 miles ),
Fairfield Harbour, NC (2.8 miles ),
James City, NC (3.1 miles ),
Brices Creek, NC (3.3 miles ),
Bridgeton, NC (3.5 miles ),
Trent Woods, NC (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 34.96 N, Longitude: 76.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

Distribution of median household income in Neuse Forest, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Neuse Forest, NC in 2017
Neuse Forest satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Neuse Forest, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (13.5%)
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.8%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (6.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.7%)
  • Public administration (11.4%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (9.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.7%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.1%)
  • Public administration (16.4%)
  • Health care (16.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Neuse Forest, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (4.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (8.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.7%)
  • Religious workers (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.7%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (7.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)

Average climate in Neuse Forest, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Neuse Forest-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/17/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the Neuse Forest place center killed 2 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1969, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.5 miles away from the place center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Neuse Forest-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 12.6 miles away from Neuse Forest 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 189.3 miles away from Neuse Forest center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 233.1 miles away from Neuse Forest 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 225.4 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 325.7 miles away from the city 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 247.4 miles away from Neuse Forest center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Craven County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 16, 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).
Neuse Forest topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Neuse Forest:

  • CHERRY POINT BAY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HAVELOCK, NC)
  • RIVERPOINT CREST NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)
  • CRAVEN COUNTY CHILDREN'S GROUP HOME #2 (Hospital, about 11 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)
  • LIFE, INC NINE FOOT ROAD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, NC)
  • CROATAN RIDGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, NC)
  • FMC DIALYSIS OF CRAVEN COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)
  • CAROLINA EAST MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; NEW BERN, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Neuse Forest:

  • Craven Community College (about 14 miles; New Bern, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,712)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 29 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 41 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Pitt Community College (about 49 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • East Carolina University (about 51 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)
  • Wayne Community College (about 65 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 3,174)
  • Mount Olive College (about 67 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)

Points of interest:

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Reservoir: Joe Hughes Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Dam Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Craven County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

80.2%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Neuse Forest:

Marital status in Neuse Forest, NC
  • Never married: 15.3%
  • Now married: 66.4%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

For population 25 years and over in Neuse Forest:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.1
North Carolina average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Neuse Forest, NC (based on Craven County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant23,67398
Mainline Protestant12,74049
Catholic6,3942
Black Protestant4,46630
Other1,8066
Orthodox--
None54,426-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Here:

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
This 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.
State:

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:
This county:

10.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Craven County:

30.3%
North Carolina:

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

13.1%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.6%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Neuse Forest:

52.3%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Neuse Forest:

19.1%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Neuse Forest:

10.2%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Neuse Forest:

37.6%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

58.9%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Neuse Forest:

78.6%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Neuse Forest, NC Residents

10.13% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,263 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.13%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

0.39% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,581 average AGI)
Craven County:

0.39%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Carteret County, NC  0.77% ($37,000 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  0.46% ($38,412)
from Pamlico County, NC  0.30% ($28,214)


10.31% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.31%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

0.25% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,144 average AGI)
Craven County:

0.25%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Onslow County, NC  0.79% ($39,852 average AGI)
to Carteret County, NC  0.58% ($45,707)
to Wake County, NC  0.32% ($60,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Neuse Forest:

  • WANG (1330 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HAVELOCK, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNOS (1450 AM; 1 kW; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WJCV (1290 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: DOWN EAST BROADCASTING CO INC.)
  • WWNB (1490 AM; 1 kW; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • 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 Neuse Forest:

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

TV broadcast stations around Neuse Forest:

  • 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)
  • WPXU-TV (Channel 35; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON JACKSONVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.1mTotal length
  • 340Total average daily traffic
  • 20Total average daily truck traffic
  • 680Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Neuse Forest, NC
  • 83.9%Electricity
  • 6.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.8%Wood
  • 3.3%Other fuel
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Neuse Forest, NC
  • 100.0%Electricity


Neuse Forest compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.

Neuse Forest on our top lists:

  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Cambodia (population 500+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
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