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Craven County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2016: 103,445 (72% urban, 28% rural); it was 91,436 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 17,718
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,610
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 23,068
Renter-occupied apartments: 13,971 (it was 11,514 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

33%

Land area: 708 sq. mi.

Water area: 65.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 146 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Craven County: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.2%), Educational, health and social services (17.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 18%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Craven County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (65.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (20.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.2%)
  • Asian alone (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.4%)
Median resident age:  37.4 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years
Males: 52,824  (51.1%)
Females: 50,621  (48.9%)
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Craven County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Craven County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $49,938 ($35,966 in 1999)

This county:

$49,938
North Carolina:

$50,584

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $606 (lower quartile is $453, upper quartile is $860)
This county:

$606
State:

$670


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $158,600 (it was $86,100 in 2000)
Craven:

$158,600
North Carolina:

$165,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $106,300 - $244,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,203
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $392

Institutionalized population: 1,740

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 12
  • Assaults: 147
  • Burglaries: 413
  • Thefts: 892
  • Auto thefts: 96

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 12
  • Assaults: 91
  • Burglaries: 450
  • Thefts: 905
  • Auto thefts: 76
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 998 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2005: 1136 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2006: 1021 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2007: 607 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2008: 414 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2009: 346 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2010: 358 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2011: 326 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2012: 296 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2013: 293 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 2014: 254 buildings, average cost: $140,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,313 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,022 (0.7%)

Craven County household income distribution in 2009 Craven County home values distribution Craven County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.2%
Craven County:

15.2%
North Carolina:

15.4%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.2% for Black residents, 20.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.8% for American Indian residents, 73.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 19.1% for other race residents, 19.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.4 years old
(Males: 33.0 years old, Females: 41.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.7 years old, Black residents: 38.1 years old, American Indian residents: 51.6 years old, Asian residents: 33.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.7 years old, Other race residents: 19.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Craven County is $476 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $546 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $736 a month.

Cities in this county include: New Bern, Havelock, James City, Trent Woods, River Bend, Brices Creek, Fairfield Harbour, Neuse Forest, Vanceboro, Dover.

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

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Neighboring counties: Cleveland County, Oklahoma , Coffee County, Tennessee , Faulkner County, Arkansas , Hyde County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.9%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,413
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,288 (43.4% naturalized citizens)

Craven County:

4.1%
Whole state:

7.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,458
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,572
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,167
  • 1980 to 1989: 747
  • 1970 to 1979: 440
  • Before 1970: 586
Note: State values scaled to Craven County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.9%

Craven County marital status for males Craven County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 32,481
  • One, attached: 3,108
  • Two: 1,026
  • 3 or 4: 1,508
  • 5 to 9: 1,582
  • 10 to 19: 717
  • 20 to 49: 317
  • 50 or more: 549
  • Mobile homes: 5,119

Housing units in Craven County with a mortgage: 17,491 (247 second mortgage, 2,291 home equity loan, 46 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,873

Here:

68.0% with mortgage
State:

63.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Craven County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant23,67398
Mainline Protestant12,74049
Catholic6,3942
Black Protestant4,46630
Other1,8066
Orthodox--
None54,426-
Craven County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Craven County:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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
Craven County:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 63
This county:

6.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Craven County:

10.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Craven County:

30.3%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Craven County:

Average size of farms: 287 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $178,803
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $459.48
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.49%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 48.80%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $141,753
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 69.43%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.98%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $112,621
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.82%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.81
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.42%
Corn for grain: 10325 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2394 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 25375 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 13013 harvested acres
Vegetables: 106 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Craven County-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 17.7 miles away from Craven County 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 178.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 233.1 miles away from the county 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 225.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 320.7 miles away from Craven County 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 248.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4285: October 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4285, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3327: August 25, 2011, FEMA Id: 3327, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4019: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4019, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1969: April 19, 2011, FEMA Id: 1969, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Flooding, and Straight-line Winds associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole, Incident Period: September 27, 2010 to October 01, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1942: October 14, 2010, FEMA Id: 1942, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Storm, Flood, Wind
  • North Carolina Hurricane Earl, Incident Period: September 01, 2010 to September 04, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3314: September 01, 2010, FEMA Id: 3314, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ophelia, Incident Period: September 11, 2005 to September 17, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1608: October 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 1608, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ophelia, Incident Period: September 11, 2005 to September 17, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3254: September 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 3254, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (28%)
  • Burma (21%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Thailand (4%)
  • Jamaica (3%)
  • Dominican Republic (3%)
  • England (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Craven County (%):

  • English (12%)
  • American (11%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • German (6%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Craven County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 41,923 (82.2%)
  • Carpooled: 5,347 (10.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 108 (0.2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 12 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 800 (1.6%)
  • Bicycle: 187 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 936 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 1,539 (3.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Craven County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 3,197 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 577 people in state prisons
  • 387 people in nursing homes
  • 288 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 223 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 128 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 124 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 91 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
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 6 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Craven County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 2,986 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 774 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 772 people in state prisons
  • 181 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 58 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 56 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 54 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 39 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,137.

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%

3.23% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($9,984 average AGI)
6.99% relocated from other states ($23,256 average AGI)
Craven County:

6.99%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from San Diego County, CA  0.26% ($39,960)
from Wake County, NC  0.20% ($39,308)
from Pamlico County, NC  0.20% ($34,342)
from Jones County, NC  0.18% ($29,884)


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%

3.57% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($11,361 average AGI)
6.54% relocated to other states ($22,909 average AGI)
Craven County:

6.54%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Wake County, NC  0.30% ($33,291)
to San Diego County, CA  0.29% ($35,405)
to Yuma County, AZ  0.20% ($47,579)
to Pamlico County, NC  0.16% ($46,429)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.8

Births per 1000 population in Craven County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Craven County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Craven County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Craven County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Craven County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 17,081 (14,017 aged, 3,064 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,249 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Craven County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,097)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (767)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (597)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (554)
  • Unspecified dementia (486)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (436)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (429)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (355)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (332)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (274)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.18
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18,412
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 335
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,546

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,883
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,052
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 63.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 39.6
  • Other - 24.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 118.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 65.5
  • Other - 53.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 103,445
  • In family households: 85,404 (16,564 male householders, 11,235 female householders)
    21,554 spouses, 28,602 children (25,334 natural, 727 adopted, 2,541 stepchildren), 2,414 grandchildren, 848 brothers or sisters, 1,508 parents, 1,051 other relatives, 1,628 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,187 (6,153 male householders (5,674 living alone)), 6,345 female householders (5,733 living alone)), 1,689 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,854

Size of family households: 13,672 2-persons, 6,762 3-persons, 5,056 4-persons, 1,475 5-persons, 501 6-persons, 333 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,407 1-person, 954 2-persons, 137 4-persons.

14,866 married couples with children.
5,946 single-parent households (1,961 men, 3,985 women).

91.8% of residents of Craven speak English at home.
4.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (96% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
2.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 39% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,273,295,000 ($13,901 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $730,968,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $352,833,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $97,930,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,060,000
Federal grants: $127,622,000
Federal procurement contracts: $180,210,000 ($172,938,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $503,640,000 ($489,229,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,607,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $69,452,000
Federal Government insurance: $637,241,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 8,270
Here:

91 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,553
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +645
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -4,978
Here -55 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Craven County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.49 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 984
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,514
  • 2000 to 2009: 9,951
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,494
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,626
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,519
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,727
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,101
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,274
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,217
Note: State values scaled to Craven population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Craven County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Craven County population
  • 1 room: 182
  • 2 rooms: 91
  • 3 rooms: 400
  • 4 rooms: 2,422
  • 5 rooms: 5,810
  • 6 rooms: 6,049
  • 7 rooms: 5,410
  • 8 rooms: 3,275
  • 9+ rooms: 2,725
  • 1 room: 321
  • 2 rooms: 83
  • 3 rooms: 2,042
  • 4 rooms: 3,641
  • 5 rooms: 4,015
  • 6 rooms: 1,749
  • 7 rooms: 1,207
  • 8 rooms: 409
  • 9+ rooms: 466
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Craven County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Craven County population
  • no bedroom: 182
  • 1 bedroom: 273
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,069
  • 3 bedrooms: 17,351
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,022
  • 5+ bedrooms: 467
  • no bedroom: 321
  • 1 bedroom: 1,137
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,897
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,744
  • 4 bedrooms: 756
  • 5+ bedrooms: 78
Cars and other vehicles available in Craven County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Craven County population
  • no vehicle: 708
  • 1 vehicle: 7,369
  • 2 vehicles: 11,175
  • 3 vehicles: 3,746
  • 4 vehicles: 2,568
  • 5+ vehicles: 798
  • no vehicle: 1,792
  • 1 vehicle: 6,342
  • 2 vehicles: 4,514
  • 3 vehicles: 958
  • 4 vehicles: 164
  • 5+ vehicles: 163

80% of Craven County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in North Carolina.

Craven County:

79.8%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 51,248
  • Other state: 45,994
  • Northeast: 13,291
  • Midwest: 10,229
  • South: 16,349
  • West: 6,125

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Craven County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (73.7%)
  • Utility gas (12.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Electricity (86.9%)
  • Utility gas (6.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.4%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,152
Here:

10.4%
North Carolina:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 204
Here:

3.8%
North Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 511
Here:

11.1%
North Carolina:

17.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Craven County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $6,513,000
  • Construction - Other Higher Education: $3,287,000
    Correctional Institutions: $499,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $410,000
    Libraries: $155,000
    Water Utilities: $73,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $104,262,000
    Other Higher Education: $18,447,000
    Hospitals: $15,622,000
    General - Other: $11,062,000
    Health - Other: $8,522,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,114,000
    Police Protection: $4,429,000
    Liquor Stores: $4,384,000
    Libraries: $3,849,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,509,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,716,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,491,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,975,000
    Financial Administration: $1,961,000
    Sewerage: $1,809,000
    Parks and Recreation: $818,000
    Water Utilities: $775,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $408,000
    General Public Buildings: $401,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $268,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,581,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health - Other: $24,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $7,340,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,053,000
    Correctional Institutions: $724,000
    General - Other: $627,000
    Other Higher Education: $596,000
    Police Protection: $386,000
    General Public Building: $384,000
    Hospitals: $272,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $182,000
    Health - Other: $63,000
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $32,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $31,000
    Water Utilities: $24,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Financial Administration: $12,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $98,455,000

Craven County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $12,019,000
    Hospital Public: $7,896,000
    Higher Education - Other: $3,092,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,675,000
    Sewerage: $2,394,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,291,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $87,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $48,000
    Parks and Recreation: $39,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $2,813,000
    General Local Government Support: $469,000
    All Other: $71,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,749,000
    Health and Hospitals: $152,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,799,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $700,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $219,000
    Rents: $116,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $5,025,000
    Water Utilities: $1,026,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $94,153,000
    Public Welfare: $11,382,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,792,000
    All Other: $2,556,000
    General Local Government Support: $477,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $39,571,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,129,000
    NEC: $1,250,000
    Other Selective Sales: $717,000
    Other License: $667,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $312,000

Craven County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,651,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,432,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,219,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,640,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $360,000

Craven County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,933,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,533,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,342
  • Number of aged recipients: 285
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,057
  • Number of recipients under 18: 408
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,372
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 562
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 975
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 945
Craven County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Craven County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Craven County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James64970.9 years
William63171.9 years
Mary55478.2 years
John51573.3 years
Robert38170.9 years
George29872.7 years
Charles24271.0 years
Annie18778.3 years
Margaret18679.0 years
Joseph17671.6 years
Most common last names in Craven County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones39473.3 years
Smith37073.8 years
White21674.2 years
Moore21173.1 years
Williams20675.0 years
Brown17572.8 years
Johnson16772.6 years
Taylor16274.3 years
Gaskins14674.2 years
Davis14372.3 years
Businesses in Craven County, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Maurices1
Advance Auto Parts2McDonald's7
Applebee's1Nike4
Arby's1Nissan1
AutoZone2Outback1
Baskin-Robbins2Outback Steakhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Papa John's Pizza2
Best Western1Payless1
Blockbuster2Penske1
Budget Car Rental1PetSmart1
Burger King4Pier 1 Imports1
CVS2Pizza Hut4
Chevrolet1Quality1
Chick-Fil-A1Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack2
Comfort Suites1Rite Aid3
Curves1Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen2Rue212
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In2
Dunkin Donuts7Sears1
FedEx10Sprint Nextel2
Ford2Staples1
GNC3Starbucks2
GameStop3Subaru1
Goodwill1Subway9
H&R Block3T-Mobile2
Hardee's2T.J.Maxx1
Hilton3Taco Bell3
Holiday Inn3Target1
Honda1The Athlete's Foot1
IHOP1The Room Place1
JCPenney1Toyota1
Jones New York3U-Haul8
KFC3U.S. Cellular2
Kincaid1UPS14
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture3Waffle House3
Little Caesars Pizza2Walgreens1
Lowe's1Walmart2
Marriott1Wendy's2
MasterBrand Cabinets1YMCA1

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