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New Bern, NC (North Carolina) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $150,865 (it was $79,200 in 2000)
New Bern:

$150,865
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,814 - $254,841

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $219,747
Here:

$219,747
State:

$265,100

Townhouses or other attached units: $301,719
Here:

$301,719
State:

$217,635

In 2-unit structures: $69,865
Here:

$69,865
State:

$185,455

Mobile homes: $43,503
Here:

$43,503
State:

$77,551

New Bern,NC index of house prices

Total population: 30,291 (Urban population: 22,135 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 774 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 15,972 (14,089 occupied: 8,167 owner occupied, 5,563 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

41%
State:

35%

Housing density: 618 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $160,868.

Median contract rent in 2019: $724 (lower quartile is $491, upper quartile is $871)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $457


Median gross rent in New Bern, NC in 2019: $907

Housing units in New Bern with a mortgage: 5,415 (206 second mortgage, 395 home equity loan, 79 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,710

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $88,310

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $46,121

Median monthly housing costs: $919


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New Bern, North Carolina Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1993

Median year apartment built: 1992

Household type by relationship:

Households: 29,792
  • Male householders: 6,439 (1,822 living alone), Female householders: 7,740 (3,071 living alone)
  • 6,070 spouses (6,062 opposite-sex spouses), 638 unmarried partners, (598 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 6,896 children (6,520 natural, 152 adopted, 220 stepchildren), 382 grandchildren, 259 brothers or sisters, 231 parents, 49 foster children, 28 other relatives, 716 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 403

Size of family households: 4,659 2-persons, 1,687 3-persons, 877 4-persons, 489 5-persons, 450 6-persons, 147 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,875 1-person, 761 2-persons, 77 3-persons, 68 4-persons.

3,713 married couples with children.
1,203 single-parent households (247 men, 956 women).

87.2% of residents of New Bern speak English at home.
6.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
4.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (32% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 53% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (32% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 2,794 (9.4%)
(38.9% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in New Bern, North Carolina
  • 0no bedroom
  • 111 bedroom
  • 9962 bedrooms
  • 5,7343 bedrooms
  • 1,2354 bedrooms
  • 2285+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Bern, North Carolina
  • 72no bedroom
  • 7001 bedroom
  • 2,2142 bedrooms
  • 2,0873 bedrooms
  • 2014 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in New Bern in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in New Bern in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 272no vehicle
  • 2,2251 vehicle
  • 3,7012 vehicles
  • 1,4283 vehicles
  • 4514 vehicles
  • 735+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in New Bern in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in New Bern in renter-occupied apartments
  • 923no vehicle
  • 2,3281 vehicle
  • 1,6392 vehicles
  • 3433 vehicles
  • 174 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in New Bern, North Carolina
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 223 rooms
  • 7524 rooms
  • 1,7815 rooms
  • 1,9486 rooms
  • 1,9047 rooms
  • 8708 rooms
  • 9349+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Bern, North Carolina
  • 721 room
  • 2532 rooms
  • 6913 rooms
  • 1,9064 rooms
  • 1,3365 rooms
  • 8436 rooms
  • 1157 rooms
  • 1428 rooms
  • 869+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in New Bern, NC
  • New Bern, NC household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in New Bern, NC in 2019
  • 1,022Less than $10,000
  • 1,345$10,000 to $19,999
  • 2,848$20,000 to $29,999
  • 1,943$30,000 to $39,999
  • 950$40,000 to $49,999
  • 917$50,000 to $59,999
  • 764$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,426$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,030$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,045$125,000 to $149,999
  • 537$150,000 to $199,999
  • 484$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in New Bern, NC

  • Distribution of house value in New Bern, NC in 2019
  • 50Less than $10,000
  • 22$10,000 to $14,999
  • 24$15,000 to $19,999
  • 51$20,000 to $24,999
  • 116$25,000 to $29,999
  • 39$30,000 to $34,999
  • 36$35,000 to $39,999
  • 224$40,000 to $49,999
  • 92$50,000 to $59,999
  • 279$60,000 to $69,999
  • 151$70,000 to $79,999
  • 667$80,000 to $89,999
  • 391$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,139$100,000 to $124,999
  • 900$125,000 to $149,999
  • 949$150,000 to $174,999
  • 490$175,000 to $199,999
  • 508$200,000 to $249,999
  • 732$250,000 to $299,999
  • 891$300,000 to $399,999
  • 247$400,000 to $499,999
  • 234$500,000 to $749,999
  • 5$750,000 to $999,999
  • 29$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in New Bern, NC

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in New Bern, NC in 2019
  • 82Less than $100
  • 58$100 to $149
  • 83$150 to $199
  • 400$200 to $249
  • 264$250 to $299
  • 62$300 to $349
  • 15$350 to $399
  • 49$400 to $449
  • 57$450 to $499
  • 679$500 to $549
  • 566$550 to $599
  • 14$600 to $649
  • 219$650 to $699
  • 458$700 to $749
  • 634$750 to $799
  • 473$800 to $899
  • 744$900 to $999
  • 376$1,000 to $1,249
  • 75$1,250 to $1,499
  • 295$1,500 to $1,999
  • 12$2,500 to $2,999
  • 10$3,000 to $3,499
  • 11$3,500 or more
  • 87No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 87.6%
Number of people working at home: 561 (4.1% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 502
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,135
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2,979
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2,649
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,361
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 474
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,589
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 163
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 79
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 455
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 115
  • 90 or more minutes: 168
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - New Bern

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,330 (86.3%)
  • Carpooled: 1,717 (7.7%)
  • Bus: 44 (0.2%)
  • Ferryboat: 18 (0.1%)
  • Taxi: 378 (1.7%)
  • Bicycle: 31 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 194 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 561 (2.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.0%Males
  • 1.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 28.5%Males
  • 9.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 23.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 6.8%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.5%Males
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in New Bern, North Carolina
  • 8682010 or later
  • 8442000 to 2009
  • 3241990 to 1999
  • 1971980 to 1989
  • 681970 to 1979
  • 142Before 1970
Ancestries in New Bern, NC

First ancestries reported:

  • English: 1,974 (9.7%)
  • German: 1,484 (7.3%)
  • American: 1,114 (5.4%)
  • Irish: 1,051 (5.1%)
  • European: 440 (2.2%)
  • Scottish: 347 (1.7%)
  • Lebanese: 231 (1.1%)
  • Italian: 213 (1.0%)
  • Polish: 212 (1.0%)
  • French: 149 (0.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 142 (0.7%)
  • British: 120 (0.6%)
  • African: 118 (0.6%)
  • French Canadian: 94 (0.5%)
  • Russian: 68 (0.3%)
  • Eastern European: 47 (0.2%)
  • Swiss: 45 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 38 (0.2%)
  • Dutch: 35 (0.2%)
  • Czech: 34 (0.2%)
  • Danish: 23 (0.1%)
  • Croatian: 21 (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 14 (0.07%)
  • Northern European: 13 (0.06%)
  • Swedish: 13 (0.06%)
  • Canadian: 12 (0.06%)
  • Slavic: 9 (0.04%)
  • Armenian: 8 (0.04%)
  • Finnish: 8 (0.04%)
  • Serbian: 8 (0.04%)
  • Dutch West Indian: 8 (0.04%)
  • Portuguese: 5 (0.02%)

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

Mexico
New Bern:

19.7% (485)
North Carolina:

27.7% (228,052)

Burma
New Bern:

14.8% (363)
North Carolina:

0.5% (3,832)

Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
New Bern:

6.3% (154)
North Carolina:

0.3% (2,630)

Canada
New Bern:

6.2% (153)
North Carolina:

2.3% (19,128)

Thailand
New Bern:

4.7% (116)
North Carolina:

0.6% (5,292)

Vietnam
New Bern:

3.9% (96)
North Carolina:

2.9% (24,065)

Germany
New Bern:

3.6% (89)
North Carolina:

2.0% (16,617)

Philippines
New Bern:

2.6% (65)
North Carolina:

2.2% (18,067)

Malaysia
New Bern:

2.2% (53)
North Carolina:

0.2% (1,252)

Guatemala
New Bern:

2.2% (53)
North Carolina:

2.5% (20,938)

Korea
New Bern:

2.1% (51)
North Carolina:

1.9% (15,342)

Cambodia
New Bern:

1.5% (38)
North Carolina:

0.3% (2,613)

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

  • This state: 14,048
  • Other state: 12,562
  • Northeast: 4,489
  • Midwest: 2,678
  • South: 4,247
  • West: 1,156

82.3% of New Bern residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33.6% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43.5% lived in North Carolina.


New Bern:

82.3%
State average:

84.8%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 390
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 272
  • 5th and 6th grade: 133
  • 7th and 8th grade: 39
  • 9th grade: 1
  • 10th grade: 165
  • 11th grade: 257
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 35
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,296
  • Less than 1 year of college: 720
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,490
  • Associate degree: 1,076
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,779
  • Master's degree: 675
  • Professional school degree: 41
  • Doctorate degree: 233
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 133
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 30
  • 5th and 6th grade: 28
  • 7th and 8th grade: 93
  • 9th grade: 95
  • 10th grade: 174
  • 11th grade: 232
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 225
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,140
  • Less than 1 year of college: 946
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,029
  • Associate degree: 1,983
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,415
  • Master's degree: 1,107
  • Professional school degree: 37
  • Doctorate degree: 68
Educational Attainment for Females
New Bern marital status for males
New Bern marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,294
  • One, attached: 1,167
  • Two: 297
  • 3 or 4: 928
  • 5 to 9: 555
  • 10 to 19: 357
  • 20 to 49: 719
  • 50 or more: 230
  • Mobile homes: 994

Median worth of mobile homes: $31,466

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 0.8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 0.9%

House/condo owner moved in on average 8 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in New Bern
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in New Bern, NC
  • 60.8%Electricity
  • 30.9%Utility gas
  • 6.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in New Bern, NC
  • 79.8%Electricity
  • 15.7%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 551
Here:

19.6%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 43
Here:

3.8%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 230
Here:

16.8%
North Carolina:

19.1%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability