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New Bern, NC (North Carolina) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $190,033 (it was $79,200 in 2000)
New Bern:

$190,033
North Carolina:

$236,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $133,905 - $303,308

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $253,189
Here:

$253,189
State:

$316,354

Townhouses or other attached units: $287,607
Here:

$287,607
State:

$269,203

In 2-unit structures: $109,006
Here:

$109,006
State:

$212,322

Mobile homes: $29,716
Here:

$29,716
State:

$90,232

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

Houses: 16,350 (14,210 occupied: 7,929 owner occupied, 6,671 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

46%
State:

33%

Housing density: 633 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2021: $98,028.

Median contract rent in 2021: $742 (lower quartile is $527, upper quartile is $880)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2021: $493


Median gross rent in New Bern, NC in 2021: $941

Housing units in New Bern with a mortgage: 5,309 (281 second mortgage, 53 home equity loan, 169 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $78,817

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $62,165

Median monthly housing costs: $986

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New Bern, North Carolina Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1995

Median year apartment built: 1983

Household type by relationship:

Households: 30,834
  • Male householders: 6,792 (2,265 living alone), Female householders: 7,111 (2,856 living alone)
  • 5,430 spouses (5,392 opposite-sex spouses), 621 unmarried partners, (605 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,871 children (7,041 natural, 523 adopted, 306 stepchildren), 857 grandchildren, 241 brothers or sisters, 455 parents, 39 foster children, 237 other relatives, 823 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 351

Size of family households: 4,493 2-persons, 1,695 3-persons, 842 4-persons, 536 5-persons, 285 6-persons, 44 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,634 1-person, 1,067 2-persons, 103 3-persons.

2,993 married couples with children.
3,321 single-parent households (864 men, 2,457 women).

88.1% of residents of New Bern speak English at home.
7.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 32% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English well).
3.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (32% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 50% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (36% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 1,405 (4.6%)
(41.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.1
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
  • 10no bedroom
  • 721 bedroom
  • 9622 bedrooms
  • 5,2493 bedrooms
  • 1,4214 bedrooms
  • 2155+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Bern, North Carolina
  • 213no bedroom
  • 1,2731 bedroom
  • 2,4582 bedrooms
  • 2,4373 bedrooms
  • 2904 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
  • 218no vehicle
  • 2,4591 vehicle
  • 3,5072 vehicles
  • 1,1733 vehicles
  • 5164 vehicles
  • 565+ 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
  • 1,437no vehicle
  • 2,8891 vehicle
  • 1,8462 vehicles
  • 4403 vehicles
  • 594 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
  • 101 room
  • 442 rooms
  • 783 rooms
  • 6534 rooms
  • 1,8775 rooms
  • 1,9166 rooms
  • 1,3527 rooms
  • 7598 rooms
  • 1,2419+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Bern, North Carolina
  • 2131 room
  • 3642 rooms
  • 1,2963 rooms
  • 1,7844 rooms
  • 1,6345 rooms
  • 8396 rooms
  • 1887 rooms
  • 1708 rooms
  • 1859+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2021 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 2021
  • 1,414Less than $10,000
  • 1,374$10,000 to $19,999
  • 1,748$20,000 to $29,999
  • 1,872$30,000 to $39,999
  • 993$40,000 to $49,999
  • 964$50,000 to $59,999
  • 998$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,178$75,000 to $99,999
  • 769$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,145$125,000 to $149,999
  • 500$150,000 to $199,999
  • 592$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2021 in New Bern, NC

  • Distribution of house value in New Bern, NC in 2021
  • 38Less than $10,000
  • 92$10,000 to $14,999
  • 13$15,000 to $19,999
  • 25$20,000 to $24,999
  • 20$25,000 to $29,999
  • 56$35,000 to $39,999
  • 122$40,000 to $49,999
  • 185$50,000 to $59,999
  • 162$60,000 to $69,999
  • 276$70,000 to $79,999
  • 396$80,000 to $89,999
  • 151$90,000 to $99,999
  • 503$100,000 to $124,999
  • 383$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,099$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,003$175,000 to $199,999
  • 796$200,000 to $249,999
  • 667$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,035$300,000 to $399,999
  • 527$400,000 to $499,999
  • 469$500,000 to $749,999
  • 25$750,000 to $999,999
  • 31$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2021 in New Bern, NC

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in New Bern, NC in 2021
  • 295Less than $100
  • 116$100 to $149
  • 279$150 to $199
  • 465$200 to $249
  • 196$250 to $299
  • 34$300 to $349
  • 103$350 to $399
  • 206$400 to $449
  • 145$450 to $499
  • 158$500 to $549
  • 577$550 to $599
  • 295$600 to $649
  • 277$650 to $699
  • 594$700 to $749
  • 498$750 to $799
  • 776$800 to $899
  • 1,176$900 to $999
  • 543$1,000 to $1,249
  • 195$1,250 to $1,499
  • 147$1,500 to $1,999
  • 15$2,000 to $2,499
  • 37$3,500 or more
  • 42No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2021

Percentage of workers working in this county: 80.2%
Number of people working at home: 1,144 (8.2% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2021

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 793
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,867
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3,505
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,951
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,303
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 473
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,311
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 219
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 98
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 975
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 414
  • 90 or more minutes: 173
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - New Bern

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 17,630 (78.3%)
  • Carpooled: 1,813 (8.1%)
  • Bus: 32 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 9 (0.0%)
  • Taxi: 147 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 192 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,144 (5.1%)
Class of Workers in 2021
  • Unemployment by race in 2021
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.8%Males
  • 0.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 17.7%Males
  • 3.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 5.7%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 3.3%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
  • 1,0462010 or later
  • 6302000 to 2009
  • 1951990 to 1999
  • 1971980 to 1989
  • 681970 to 1979
  • 142Before 1970
Ancestries in New Bern, NC

First ancestries reported:

  • English: 2,906 (13.8%)
  • German: 1,509 (7.2%)
  • American: 1,446 (6.9%)
  • Irish: 1,012 (4.8%)
  • Polish: 363 (1.7%)
  • Italian: 338 (1.6%)
  • European: 333 (1.6%)
  • Scottish: 228 (1.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 203 (1.0%)
  • French: 155 (0.7%)
  • Lebanese: 149 (0.7%)
  • Russian: 110 (0.5%)
  • African: 97 (0.5%)
  • French Canadian: 65 (0.3%)
  • Croatian: 60 (0.3%)
  • Ukrainian: 52 (0.2%)
  • Swiss: 49 (0.2%)
  • Eastern European: 47 (0.2%)
  • British: 45 (0.2%)
  • Slovak: 43 (0.2%)
  • Hungarian: 40 (0.2%)
  • Danish: 25 (0.1%)
  • Dutch: 25 (0.1%)
  • Norwegian: 17 (0.08%)
  • Serbian: 11 (0.05%)
  • Canadian: 10 (0.05%)
  • Jamaican: 10 (0.05%)
  • Czech: 9 (0.04%)
  • Armenian: 7 (0.03%)
  • Finnish: 7 (0.03%)
  • Portuguese: 6 (0.03%)
  • Lithuanian: 4 (0.02%)
  • Northern European: 3 (0.01%)

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

Burma
New Bern:

32.9% (773)
North Carolina:

0.5% (4,476)

Mexico
New Bern:

15.0% (352)
North Carolina:

25.8% (217,920)

Canada
New Bern:

9.4% (221)
North Carolina:

2.1% (18,157)

Guatemala
New Bern:

7.3% (172)
North Carolina:

2.6% (21,595)

Argentina
New Bern:

4.4% (104)
North Carolina:

0.4% (3,394)

Germany
New Bern:

3.8% (90)
North Carolina:

1.8% (15,366)

Thailand
New Bern:

3.2% (75)
North Carolina:

0.7% (5,643)

Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
New Bern:

2.7% (64)
North Carolina:

0.4% (3,471)

Laos
New Bern:

2.6% (62)
North Carolina:

0.7% (5,588)

Malaysia
New Bern:

1.7% (40)
North Carolina:

0.3% (2,154)

Croatia
New Bern:

1.6% (37)
North Carolina:

0.1% (507)

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

  • This state: 15,570
  • Other state: 12,759
  • Northeast: 4,415
  • Midwest: 3,087
  • South: 3,941
  • West: 1,378

83.7% of New Bern residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35.2% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40.1% lived in North Carolina.


New Bern:

83.7%
State average:

85.9%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 235
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 142
  • 5th and 6th grade: 99
  • 7th and 8th grade: 195
  • 9th grade: 136
  • 10th grade: 391
  • 11th grade: 126
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 28
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,060
  • Less than 1 year of college: 981
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,859
  • Associate degree: 719
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,687
  • Master's degree: 1,269
  • Professional school degree: 187
  • Doctorate degree: 156
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 139
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 120
  • 5th and 6th grade: 115
  • 7th and 8th grade: 167
  • 9th grade: 144
  • 10th grade: 142
  • 11th grade: 123
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 140
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,487
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,002
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,862
  • Associate degree: 1,745
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,062
  • Master's degree: 1,682
  • Professional school degree: 93
  • Doctorate degree: 106
Educational Attainment for Females
New Bern marital status for males
New Bern marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,162
  • One, attached: 938
  • Two: 194
  • 3 or 4: 908
  • 5 to 9: 1,218
  • 10 to 19: 396
  • 20 to 49: 696
  • 50 or more: 575
  • Mobile homes: 1,212
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 47

Median worth of mobile homes: $56,685

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2021: 1.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2021: 2.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 1 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
  • 55.4%Electricity
  • 36.4%Utility gas
  • 6.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in New Bern, NC
  • 81.1%Electricity
  • 14.2%Utility gas
  • 3.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 651
Here:

23.6%
North Carolina:

14.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 89
Here:

6.5%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 518
Here:

35.4%
North Carolina:

17.5%
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