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Population in 2012: 30,316 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +31.1%
Males: 13,949  (46.0%)
Females: 16,367  (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

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 2011: 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: 1,174 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in New Bern:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 15.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Bern city:

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

1,980 residents are foreign born

This city:  6.7%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 96 registered sex offenders living in New Bern, North Carolina as of December 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in New Bern to the number of sex offenders is 316 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%)

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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: +8,342 (+28.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,140 (59.7%)

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) 578.4564.1548.7491.5461.8466.8448.6472.5478.3

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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

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New Bern, North Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.1%
North Carolina:

9.1%

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%)

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Tornado activity:

New Bern-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 34% greater 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 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 18.2 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).
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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/medical centers in New Bern:

  • FMC DIALYSIS OF CRAVEN COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, 813 KENNEDY AVENUE)
  • NEW BERN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 2113 NEUSE BLVD)
  • CAROLINA EAST HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 1300 HELEN AVENUE)
  • CRAVEN CO HEALTH DEPT (Home Health Center, 2818 NEUSE BLVD)
  • ARC HDS CRAVEN #2 GROUP HOME (Hospital, 2401 DOGWOOD DRIVE)
  • CAROLINA EAST MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 2000 NEUSE BLVD)
  • COMMUNITY HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, 1319-A SOUTH GLENBURNIE ROAD)
  • CRAVEN CO HLTH DEPT HH HOSPICE AGENCY (Hospital, 2818 NEUSE BLVD PO DRAWER 12612)
  • CRAVEN COUNTY CHILDREN'S GROUP HOME #2 (Hospital, 3010 BRICE'S CREEK RD)
  • CRAVEN SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, 630 MCCARTHY CENTER)
  • LIFE, INC CHERRY LANE (Hospital, 1104 CHERRY LANE)
  • LIFE, INC LAVENHAM GROUP HOME (Hospital, 3700 LAVENHAM ROAD)
  • LIFE, INC OAKDALE HOME (Hospital, 907 OAKDALE AVE)
  • RHA/HOWELL'S CHILD CARE CENTER-RIVERBEND (Hospital, 140 PIRATES ROAD)
  • BAYVIEW NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, 3003 KENSINGTON PARK DRIVE)
  • GUARDIAN CARE OF NEW BERN INC (Nursing Home, 836 HOSPITAL DR)
  • RIVERPOINT CREST NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 2600 OLD CHERRY POINT ROAD)
  • TWO RIVERS HEALTHCARE - NEUSE CAMPUS (Nursing Home, 1303 HEALTH DRIVE)
  • TWO RIVERS HEALTHCARE - TRENT CAMPUS (Nursing Home, 836 HOSPITAL DRIVE)

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Local government website: www.ci.new-bern.nc.us

College/University in New Bern:

  • Craven Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,333; Location: 800 College Ct; Public; Website: www.cravencc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Bern:

  • Pitt Community College (about 37 miles; Winterville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,389)
  • East Carolina University (about 39 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 20,942)
  • Wayne Community College (about 54 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,008)
  • Mount Olive College (about 58 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 2,812)
  • University of North Carolina-Wilmington (about 77 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 11,028)
  • Johnston Community College (about 77 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 2,166)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 79 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 3,987)

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)
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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
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 0.917. This is significantly better than average.
City:

0.917
U.S.:

31.959
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.626. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.626
U.S.:

2.433

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

CRAVEN COUNTY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 30480, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between OCT-12-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-01-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2002)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1992 and DEC-17-1992, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-1992)
  • 56 regular monitoring violations

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in New Bern, NC

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 compared to North Carolina state average:

New Bern, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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


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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 (69%)
  • Utility gas (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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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%
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
Financial Administration 43$141,003$39,3500$0
Other Government Administration 15$70,509$56,4078$7,277
Police Protection - Officers 85$352,223$49,7260$0
Police - Other 38$112,766$35,6100$0
Firefighters 66$237,651$43,2090$0
Fire - Other 2$4,561$27,3660$0
Streets and Highways 32$91,361$34,2600$0
Solid Waste Management 10$29,840$35,8080$0
Sewerage 19$67,945$42,9130$0
Parks and Recreation 33$88,870$32,31611$5,028
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6$22,355$44,7100$0
Water Supply 41$129,913$38,0230$0
Electric Power 60$208,559$41,7120$0
Other and Unallocable 32$110,071$41,2770$0
Totals for Government 482$1,667,627$41,51819$12,305

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,765,000 ($58.22)
    General - Other: $1,735,000 ($57.23)
    Water Utilities: $756,000 ($24.94)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $46,585,000 ($1536.65)
    Sewerage: $6,903,000 ($227.70)
    Police Protection: $6,868,000 ($226.55)
    General - Other: $4,028,000 ($132.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,703,000 ($122.15)
    Water Utilities: $2,959,000 ($97.61)
    Central Staff Services: $2,459,000 ($81.11)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,306,000 ($76.07)
    Regular Highways: $2,154,000 ($71.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,979,000 ($65.28)
    Financial Administration: $974,000 ($32.13)
    General Public Buildings: $673,000 ($22.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $375,000 ($12.37)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $230,000 ($7.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $219,000 ($7.22)
    Health - Other: $97,000 ($3.20)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $41,000 ($1.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $354,000 ($11.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $2,940,000 ($96.98)
    Sewerage: $1,245,000 ($41.07)
    General - Other: $628,000 ($20.72)
    Water Utilities: $534,000 ($17.61)
    Regular Highways: $319,000 ($10.52)
    Local Fire Protection: $264,000 ($8.71)
    Police Protection: $237,000 ($7.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $229,000 ($7.55)
    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 ($622.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,147,000 ($37.83)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,282,000 ($339.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,337,000 ($44.10)
    All Other: $591,000 ($19.49)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $105,000 ($3.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $51,000 ($1.68)
    Parking Facilities: $23,000 ($0.76)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $423,000 ($13.95)
    Housing and Community Development: $252,000 ($8.31)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,723,000 ($155.79)
    All Other: $149,000 ($4.91)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,126,000 ($235.06)
    Interest Earnings: $298,000 ($9.83)
    Rents: $91,000 ($3.00)
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000 ($0.36)
    Special Assessments: $2,000 ($0.07)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $48,829,000 ($1610.67)
    Water Utilities: $4,380,000 ($144.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,518,000 ($83.06)
    General Local Government Support: $2,025,000 ($66.80)
    Highways: $778,000 ($25.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $49,000 ($1.62)
  • Tax - Property: $9,412,000 ($310.46)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $522,000 ($17.22)
    NEC: $246,000 ($8.11)
    Other License: $230,000 ($7.59)
    Motor Vehicle License: $108,000 ($3.56)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,238,000 ($1492.22)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,414,000 ($1465.03)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,416,000 ($145.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,592,000 ($118.49)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,242,000 ($205.90)

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 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&T1Outback1
Applebee's1Outback Steakhouse1
Arby's1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Payless1
Bath & Body Works1PetSmart1
Best Western1Pier 1 Imports1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut3
Budget Car Rental1Quiznos1
Burger King2RadioShack1
CVS1Rite Aid2
Chick-Fil-A1Ruby Tuesday1
Comfort Suites1Rue211
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Domino's Pizza2Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts4Staples1
FedEx7Starbucks2
GNC1Subway5
GameStop2T.J.Maxx1
Goodwill1Taco Bell2
H&R Block2Target1
Holiday Inn2The Athlete's Foot1
IHOP1The Room Place1
JCPenney1U-Haul6
Jones New York2U.S. Cellular2
KFC2UPS9
Lane Furniture1Vans1
Little Caesars Pizza1Verizon Wireless1
Lowe's1Waffle House2
Marriott1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walmart1
Maurices1Wendy's1
McDonald's4YMCA1
Nike3
Browse common businesses in New Bern, NC

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