New Bern, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 30,242 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +30.8%
Males: 13,915  (46.0%)
Females: 16,327  (54.0%)
Median resident age:  38.8 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28560.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,980 (it was $29,139 in 2000)
New Bern:

$37,980
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,999 (it was $18,499 in 2000)

New Bern city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $150,508 (it was $79,200 in 2000)
New Bern:

$150,508
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $194,304; Detached houses: $213,960; Townhouses or other attached units: $176,632; In 2-unit structures: $128,769; Mobile homes: $30,405

Median gross rent in 2012: $773.

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  • White alone - 16,286 (55.4%)
  • Black alone - 9,272 (31.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1,492 (5.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1,312 (4.5%)
  • Two or more races - 953 (3.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 78 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 27 (0.09%)

Races in New Bern detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in New Bern: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (11.4%), Irish (9.3%), German (8.5%), United States (6.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%), French (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 25.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,171 people per square mile   (low).

New Bern,NC real estate house value index trend

New Bern, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in New Bern:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Bern city:

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

1,980 residents are foreign born

This city:  6.6%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 97 registered sex offenders living in New Bern, North Carolina as of April 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in New Bern to the number of sex offenders is 313 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,276 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,086 (0.9%)

New Bern satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jacksonville, NC (30.9 miles , pop. 66,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (101.4 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (354.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Trent Woods, NC (1.5 miles ), Bridgeton, NC (1.7 miles ), Brices Creek, NC (1.8 miles ), James City, NC (1.8 miles ), River Bend, NC (2.3 miles ), Fairfield Harbour, NC (2.6 miles ), Pollocksville, NC (3.3 miles ), Neuse Forest, NC (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 166 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 1998: 134 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 1999: 164 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2000: 158 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2001: 147 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2002: 242 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2003: 215 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2004: 350 buildings, average cost: $126,500
  • 2005: 418 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2006: 319 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 2007: 213 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2008: 140 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2009: 165 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2010: 179 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2011: 135 buildings, average cost: $143,500
  • 2012: 116 buildings, average cost: $140,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.11 N, Longitude: 77.07 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,601 (+28.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,893 (55.4%)

Area code: 252

New Bern household income distribution New Bern home values distribution

Crime rates in New Bern by Year
Type 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2010 2011 2012
Murders 426201113
per 100,000 17.08.425.38.40.03.53.43.39.9
Rapes 9121313181081010
per 100,000 38.350.254.954.773.235.427.033.433.1
Robberies 475442454954235136
per 100,000 199.8225.9177.4189.4199.3191.177.6170.6119.2
Assaults 15515588948391109113114
per 100,000 659.0648.3371.6395.7337.6322.1367.5378.0377.5
Burglaries 346382424341307433779714745
per 100,000 1471.01597.91790.61435.41248.61532.52626.72388.12467.3
Thefts 1,2151,1171,1621,1131,0561,3919731,0531,066
per 100,000 5165.44672.34907.34684.94295.04923.23280.83522.03530.4
Auto thefts 605637417142544050
per 100,000 255.1234.2156.3172.6288.8148.7182.1133.8165.6
Arson 525324143
per 100,000 21.38.421.112.68.114.23.413.49.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.6) 578.3564.0548.7491.4461.8466.8448.6472.4478.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in New Bern detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 101 (74 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
North Carolina average:

2.37

New Bern tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,155 (+10.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in New Bern: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in New Bern, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

New Bern-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/17/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.4 miles away from the New Bern city 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 40.2 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

New Bern-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 18.2 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 177.6 miles away from New Bern center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 233.3 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 225.3 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 320.5 miles away from New Bern 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 249.3 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).
New Bern topographic map

Birthplace of: Bob Mann (American football) - Football player, Linda McMahon - Professional wrestling magnate and politician, William G. Boykin - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Kevin Williamson - (born 1965), screenwriter, Kevin Williamson (screenwriter) - Screenwriter, Lewis Armistead - Confederate States Army general, Bessie Banks - Soul singer, Brian Simmons - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: Jun 21, 1975), Gabriel J. Rains - Confederate Army general, George Augustus Stallings, Jr. - African- Catholic cleric.

Hospitals in New Bern:

  • ARC HDS CRAVEN #2 GROUP HOME (2401 DOGWOOD DRIVE)
  • CAROLINA EAST MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 2000 NEUSE BLVD)
  • COMMUNITY HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (1319-A SOUTH GLENBURNIE ROAD)
  • CRAVEN CO HLTH DEPT HH HOSPICE AGENCY (2818 NEUSE BLVD PO DRAWER 12612)
  • CRAVEN COUNTY CHILDREN'S GROUP HOME #2 (3010 BRICE'S CREEK RD)
  • CRAVEN SURGERY CENTER (630 MCCARTHY CENTER)
  • LIFE, INC CHERRY LANE (1104 CHERRY LANE)
  • LIFE, INC LAVENHAM GROUP HOME (3700 LAVENHAM ROAD)
  • LIFE, INC OAKDALE HOME (907 OAKDALE AVE)
  • RHA/HOWELL'S CHILD CARE CENTER-RIVERBEND (140 PIRATES ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in New Bern:

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College/University in New Bern:

  • Craven Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,712; Location: 800 College Ct; Public; Website: www.cravencc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near New Bern:

  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 30 miles; Jacksonville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,502)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 30 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Pitt Community College (about 37 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • East Carolina University (about 39 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)
  • Wayne Community College (about 54 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 3,174)
  • Mount Olive College (about 58 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • Edgecombe Community College (about 61 miles; Tarboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,058)

Private high schools in New Bern:

  • RUTHS CHAPEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 180; Location: 2709 OAKS RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 92; Location: 1821 RHEM AVE; Grades: KG - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in New Bern:

  • ST PAUL EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 192; Location: 3007 COUNTRY CLUB RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • METHODIST HOME (Students: 8; Location: 1638 OLD AIRPORT RD; Grades: 7 - 10)
See full list of schools located in New Bern

Library in New Bern:

  • CRAVEN-PAMLICO-CARTERET REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,338,593; Location: 400 JOHNSON STREET; 295,207 books; 10 e-books; 13,433 audio materials; 11,233 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 544 print serial subscriptions; 8 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Pepsi-Cola was invented by New Bern Pharmacist Caleb Bardham in 1898.

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Notable locations in New Bern: Gap Landing (A), New Bern Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), New Bern City Hall (C), Craven - Pamlico - Carteret Regional Library (D), Two Rivers Healthcare Center Trent Campus (E), Two Rivers Healthcare Center Neuse Campus (F), Carebridge Assisted Living Community of New Bern (G), Bayview Nursing Center (H), Alterra Sterling House of New Bern (I), Police Neighborhood Resource (J), North Carolina State Highway Patrol (K), New Bern Police Department (L), Craven County Sheriff's Office (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Twin Rivers Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in New Bern include: Scottish Rite Temple (A), Sudan Temple (B), Christ Episcopal Church (C), Tabernacle Baptist Church (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), Saint Pauls Catholic Church (F), Centenary Methodist Church (G), First Church of Christ Scientist (H), Saint Marys Free Will Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Greenwood Cemetery (1), New Bern National Cemetery (2), Bern Cemetery (3), Cedar Grove Cemetery (4), New Bern Memorial Cemetery (5), Evergreen Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Old Towne Lake (A), Cypress Lake (B), Trent Marsh (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bridge Creek (A), Black Branch (B), Lees Branch (C), Blackmans Creek (D), Brice Creek (E), Lane Branch (F), Rennys Creek (G), Jack Smith Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in New Bern include: Fort Totten Park (1), Kafer Park (2), Lawson Creek Park (3), Union Point Park (4), Glenburnie Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Attmore Oliver House Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 510 Pollock Street) (1), Historical Society of New Bern (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 510 Pollock Street) (2), Framing Fox Gallery (Art Museums; 217 Middle Street) (3), Craven County Convention & Visitors Center (203 South Front Street) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Aerie Inn (509 Pollock Street) (1), Days Inn (925 Broad Street) (2), Bridgepointe Hotel & Marina (101 Howell Road) (3), Comfort Suites River Front Park (218 East Front Street) (4), Bridgepointe Hotel & Marina (Ip) (101 Howell Road) (5), Hampton Inn New Bern (200 Hotel Drive U.S. Hwys. 17 & 70 By-Pass) (6), Harmony House Inn (215 Pollock Street) (7), Economy Inn (3409 Drive M L King Jr Boulevard) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: North Carolina State - North Carolina Court System- Clerk Of Court- Small Cl (308 Broad) (1), Craven County Government - Clerk of Superior Court (302 Broad Street) (2), United States Government - District Court- U S Magistrate Judge (413 Middle Street) (3), North Carolina State - North Carolina Court System- Clerk Of Court- Criminal Dist (308 Broad) (4), North Carolina State - North Carolina Court System- Clerk Of Court- Criminal Supe (308 Broad) (5), North Carolina State - North Carolina Court System- Superior Court J (308 Broad) (6), North Carolina State - North Carolina Court System- District Attorney (308 Broad) (7), Queens Court (730 West) (8), North Carolina State - North Carolina Court System- Courthouse (308 Broad) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in New Bern and their reported violations in the past:

RIVER BEND MARINA (Population served: 72, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
JASMINE TRAIL CAMPGROUND (Population served: 64, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in New Bern that have no violations reported:

  • CRAVEN COUNTY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 31,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.8%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.2% for Black residents, 32.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.9% for American Indian residents, 46.0% for other race residents, 23.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.4%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.1%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in New Bern in 2010:

  • 433 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 181 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 54 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 40 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 39 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in New Bern in 2000:

  • 245 people in nursing homes
  • 128 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 82 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 80 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

New Bern, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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New Bern compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Banks with most branches in New Bern (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Carolina Colours Branch, Neuse Boulevard Branch, New Bern Highway 17 South Branch, New Bern Main Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Glenburnie, East 70 Branch, New Bern Branch. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: New Bern Branch at 401 South Front Street, branch established on 1972/12/21; Twin Rivers Mall Branch at 3100 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, branch established on 1981/03/16. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Twin Rivers Mall Branch at 3131 M.L. King Jr. Boulevard, branch established on 1979/12/17; Ipock Center Branch at 412 South South Front Street, branch established on 1917/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First South Bank: New Bern Branch at 1725 South Glenburnie Road, branch established on 1988/06/30; New Bern Branch at 202 Craven Street, branch established on 1995/08/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $744.4 mil, Deposits: $644.7 mil, headquarters in Washington, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: First South Bancorp, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: New Bern Wal-Mart Branch at 3105 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., branch established on 2005/06/22. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • PNC Bank, National Association: M L King Boulevard Branch at 3360 Dr. M L King Boulevard, branch established on 1995/01/23. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • The East Carolina Bank: New Bern Branch at 1801 South Glenburnie Road, branch established on 2000/08/21. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $921.7 mil, Deposits: $797.6 mil, headquarters in Engelhard, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Ecb Bancorp, Inc.
  • The Little Bank, Incorporated: New Bern Branch at 580 Mccarthy Boulevard, branch established on 2007/12/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $312.7 mil, Deposits: $251.9 mil, headquarters in Kinston, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in New Bern, North Carolina:

  • Comfort Suites, 218 E Front St, New Bern, NC 28560 , Phone: (252) 636-0022, Fax: (252) 636-0051
  • Hilton New Bern Riverfront, 100 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560 , Phone: (252) 638-3585, Fax: (252) 638-8112
  • Hampton Inn, 200 Hotel Dr, New Bern, NC 28562 , Phone: (252) 637-2111, Fax: (525) 637-2000
  • Bridgepointe Hotel And Marina, 101 Howell Rd, New Bern, NC 28562 , Phone: (877) 283-7713, Fax: (252) 637-5028
  • Holiday Inn Express, 3455 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, New Bern, NC 28562 , Phone: (252) 638-8266, Fax: (252) 638-8257
  • Springhill Suites, 300 Hotel Dr, New Bern, NC 28562 , Phone: (252) 637-0017, Fax: (252) 637-0057
  • Candlewood Suites, 3465 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, New Bern, NC 28562 , Phone: (252) 638-8166, Fax: (252) 638-2038
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in New Bern, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

New Bern travel time to work - commute New Bern mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Utility gas (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for New Bern city (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%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 38$149,460$47,1981$1,446
Other Government Administration 13$75,548$69,7378$8,728
Police Protection - Officers 77$340,693$53,0950$0
Police - Other 17$78,593$55,4770$0
Firefighters 66$281,453$51,1730$0
Fire - Other 2$5,442$32,6520$0
Streets and Highways 30$88,489$35,3960$0
Solid Waste Management 7$24,489$41,9810$0
Sewerage 20$71,760$43,0560$0
Parks and Recreation 27$82,494$36,6646$6,246
Housing and Community Development(Local) 7$29,893$51,2450$0
Water Supply 51$167,728$39,4650$0
Electric Power 61$232,581$45,7542$6,297
Other and Unallocable 34$131,912$46,5571$1,063
Totals for Government 450$1,760,535$46,94818$23,780

New Bern government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,765,000 ($58.36)
    General - Other: $1,735,000 ($57.37)
    Water Utilities: $756,000 ($25.00)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $46,585,000 ($1540.41)
    Sewerage: $6,903,000 ($228.26)
    Police Protection: $6,868,000 ($227.10)
    General - Other: $4,028,000 ($133.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,703,000 ($122.45)
    Water Utilities: $2,959,000 ($97.84)
    Central Staff Services: $2,459,000 ($81.31)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,306,000 ($76.25)
    Regular Highways: $2,154,000 ($71.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,979,000 ($65.44)
    Financial Administration: $974,000 ($32.21)
    General Public Buildings: $673,000 ($22.25)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $375,000 ($12.40)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $230,000 ($7.61)
    Housing and Community Development: $219,000 ($7.24)
    Health - Other: $97,000 ($3.21)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $41,000 ($1.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $354,000 ($11.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $2,940,000 ($97.22)
    Sewerage: $1,245,000 ($41.17)
    General - Other: $628,000 ($20.77)
    Water Utilities: $534,000 ($17.66)
    Regular Highways: $319,000 ($10.55)
    Local Fire Protection: $264,000 ($8.73)
    Police Protection: $237,000 ($7.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $229,000 ($7.57)
    Natural Resources - Other: $33,000 ($1.09)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($0.63)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,880,000 ($624.30)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,147,000 ($37.93)

New Bern government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,282,000 ($339.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,337,000 ($44.21)
    All Other: $591,000 ($19.54)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $105,000 ($3.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $51,000 ($1.69)
    Parking Facilities: $23,000 ($0.76)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $423,000 ($13.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $252,000 ($8.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,723,000 ($156.17)
    All Other: $149,000 ($4.93)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,126,000 ($235.63)
    Interest Earnings: $298,000 ($9.85)
    Rents: $91,000 ($3.01)
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000 ($0.36)
    Special Assessments: $2,000 ($0.07)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $48,829,000 ($1614.61)
    Water Utilities: $4,380,000 ($144.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,518,000 ($83.26)
    General Local Government Support: $2,025,000 ($66.96)
    Highways: $778,000 ($25.73)
    Housing and Community Development: $49,000 ($1.62)
  • Tax - Property: $9,412,000 ($311.22)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $522,000 ($17.26)
    NEC: $246,000 ($8.13)
    Other License: $230,000 ($7.61)
    Motor Vehicle License: $108,000 ($3.57)

New Bern government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,238,000 ($1495.87)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,414,000 ($1468.62)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,416,000 ($146.02)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,592,000 ($118.78)

New Bern government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,242,000 ($206.40)

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 New Bern:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in New Bern:

  • WTEB (89.3 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXNR (99.5 FM; GRIFTON, NC; Owner: WXNR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGV (103.3 FM; NEWPORT, NC; Owner: WMGV LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNBR (94.1 FM; ORIENTAL, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WAAE (91.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • 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)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRUP (97.9 FM; BAYBORO, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WQZL (101.1 FM; BELHAVEN, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCZI (98.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, 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)
  • WANG-FM (105.1 FM; HAVELOCK, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WBJD (91.5 FM; ATLANTIC BEACH, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around New Bern:

  • 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.)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WYDO (Channel 14; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • WFXI (Channel 8; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • WEPX (Channel 38; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENVILLE LICENSE, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of New Bern fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 134 meters (440ft)
Total average daily traffic: 297,550
Total average daily truck traffic: 32,908

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1970-1979: 15
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for New Bern, NC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in New Bern)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 282 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in New Bern, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 362 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in New Bern)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in New Bern)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 114 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 256
  • Hazardous Condition: 451
  • Service Call: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - New Bern

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for New Bern, NC
Most common first names in New Bern, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James45871.0 years
William45572.8 years
Mary43479.0 years
John38174.0 years
Robert29672.1 years
George21374.1 years
Charles19870.9 years
Margaret15179.7 years
Annie13377.7 years
Elizabeth12878.4 years
Most common last names in New Bern, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones27974.4 years
Smith24073.1 years
Williams14875.7 years
Moore14672.9 years
Johnson12673.0 years
White12474.3 years
Brown12174.0 years
Taylor11473.8 years
Bryant10475.3 years
Gaskins9974.6 years
Businesses in New Bern, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's4
Advance Auto Parts2Nike3
Applebee's1Nissan1
Arby's1Outback1
AutoZone1Outback Steakhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Papa John's Pizza1
Best Western1Payless1
Blockbuster1PetSmart1
Budget Car Rental1Pier 1 Imports1
Burger King2Pizza Hut3
CVS1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Chick-Fil-A1Rite Aid2
Comfort Suites1Ruby Tuesday1
Curves1Rue211
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza2Sears1
Dunkin Donuts4Sprint Nextel1
FedEx7Staples1
Ford1Starbucks2
GNC1Subaru1
GameStop2Subway5
Goodwill1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block2Taco Bell2
Hilton2Target1
Holiday Inn2The Athlete's Foot1
Honda1The Room Place1
Hyundai1Toyota1
IHOP1U-Haul6
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular2
Jones New York2UPS9
KFC2Vans1
Lane Furniture1Verizon Wireless1
Little Caesars Pizza1Waffle House2
Lowe's1Walgreens1
Marriott1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Wendy's1
Maurices1YMCA1
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