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New Bern, NC (North Carolina) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $154,195 (it was $79,200 in 2000)
New Bern:

$154,195
North Carolina:

$171,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $113,039 - $260,925

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $232,331
Here:

$232,331
State:

$248,152

Townhouses or other attached units: $310,600
Here:

$310,600
State:

$203,169

In 2-unit structures: $355,895
Here:

$355,895
State:

$248,066

Mobile homes: $46,966
Here:

$46,966
State:

$69,094

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: 15,193 (12,756 occupied: 6,322 owner occupied, 6,523 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

51%
State:

35%

Housing density: 588 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $233,006.

Median contract rent in 2017: $377 (lower quartile is $239, upper quartile is $493)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $532


Median gross rent in New Bern, NC in 2017: $506

Housing units in New Bern with a mortgage: 4,263 (43 second mortgage, 404 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,032

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $66,242

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $50,948

Median monthly housing costs: $834


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New Bern, North Carolina Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1987

Median year apartment built: 1986

Household type by relationship:

Households: 29,435
  • In family households: 22,569 (3,861 male householders, 3,519 female householders)
    4,989 spouses, 7,544 children (6,314 natural, 825 adopted, 544 stepchildren), 841 grandchildren, 318 brothers or sisters, 258 parents, 441 other relatives, 759 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,648 (2,562 male householders (1,838 living alone)), 2,827 female householders (2,645 living alone)), 1,162 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 389

Size of family households: 3,993 2-persons, 1,605 3-persons, 864 4-persons, 399 5-persons, 329 6-persons, 210 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,493 1-person, 865 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 19 4-persons.

3,129 married couples with children.
2,635 single-parent households (975 men, 1,660 women).

87.4% of residents of New Bern speak English at home.
5.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
5.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (30% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 50% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (47% speak English very well, 53% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 2,321 (7.9%)
(25.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.3
State:

4.5

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
  • 371 bedroom
  • 7432 bedrooms
  • 4,4963 bedrooms
  • 8164 bedrooms
  • 2065+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Bern, North Carolina
  • 321no bedroom
  • 8431 bedroom
  • 3,2272 bedrooms
  • 1,7903 bedrooms
  • 2294 bedrooms
  • 245+ 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
  • 131no vehicle
  • 2,0591 vehicle
  • 2,8222 vehicles
  • 9343 vehicles
  • 2534 vehicles
  • 915+ 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
  • 1,635no vehicle
  • 2,1611 vehicle
  • 1,7542 vehicles
  • 8003 vehicles
  • 1104 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
  • 1453 rooms
  • 3324 rooms
  • 8655 rooms
  • 1,9196 rooms
  • 9597 rooms
  • 1,1878 rooms
  • 9999+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Bern, North Carolina
  • 3211 room
  • 1902 rooms
  • 1,5153 rooms
  • 1,7994 rooms
  • 1,2765 rooms
  • 7566 rooms
  • 3447 rooms
  • 1248 rooms
  • 1269+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 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 2017
  • 1,327Less than $10,000
  • 1,329$10,000 to $19,999
  • 1,794$20,000 to $29,999
  • 1,603$30,000 to $39,999
  • 1,030$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,362$50,000 to $59,999
  • 915$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,083$75,000 to $99,999
  • 897$100,000 to $124,999
  • 324$125,000 to $149,999
  • 824$150,000 to $199,999
  • 315$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in New Bern, NC

  • Distribution of house value in New Bern, NC in 2017
  • 59Less than $10,000
  • 51$15,000 to $19,999
  • 28$20,000 to $24,999
  • 10$25,000 to $29,999
  • 37$30,000 to $34,999
  • 114$35,000 to $39,999
  • 14$40,000 to $49,999
  • 46$50,000 to $59,999
  • 273$60,000 to $69,999
  • 178$70,000 to $79,999
  • 298$80,000 to $89,999
  • 207$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,000$100,000 to $124,999
  • 803$125,000 to $149,999
  • 742$150,000 to $174,999
  • 474$175,000 to $199,999
  • 361$200,000 to $249,999
  • 473$250,000 to $299,999
  • 638$300,000 to $399,999
  • 305$400,000 to $499,999
  • 316$500,000 to $749,999
  • 65$750,000 to $999,999
  • 31$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in New Bern, NC

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in New Bern, NC in 2017
  • 596Less than $100
  • 136$100 to $149
  • 321$150 to $199
  • 294$200 to $249
  • 37$250 to $299
  • 4$300 to $349
  • 162$350 to $399
  • 52$400 to $449
  • 372$450 to $499
  • 459$500 to $549
  • 726$550 to $599
  • 826$600 to $649
  • 636$650 to $699
  • 457$700 to $749
  • 117$750 to $799
  • 387$800 to $899
  • 406$900 to $999
  • 504$1,000 to $1,249
  • 168$1,250 to $1,499
  • 17$1,500 to $1,999
  • 14$2,000 to $2,499
  • 46$3,000 to $3,499
  • 104No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 83.6%
Number of people working at home: 648 (4.8% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 387
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,806
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3,192
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2,073
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,074
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 384
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,389
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 149
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 154
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 540
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 606
  • 90 or more minutes: 224
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - New Bern

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,718 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 1,677 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 260 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 57 (0%)
  • Walked: 353 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 648 (3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 2.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 25.0%Males
  • 23.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 73.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 8.7%Males
  • 4.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 9.7%Males
  • 1.4%Females
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
  • 9312010 or later
  • 9212000 to 2009
  • 2681990 to 1999
  • 1971980 to 1989
  • 681970 to 1979
  • 142Before 1970
Ancestries in New Bern, NC

First ancestries reported:

  • English: 1,522 (8.2%)
  • Irish: 1,092 (5.9%)
  • American: 987 (5.3%)
  • German: 960 (5.2%)
  • African: 537 (2.9%)
  • European: 506 (2.7%)
  • Scottish: 447 (2.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 321 (1.7%)
  • Italian: 240 (1.3%)
  • Polish: 149 (0.8%)
  • Scandinavian: 124 (0.7%)
  • British: 123 (0.7%)
  • French: 62 (0.3%)
  • French Canadian: 62 (0.3%)
  • Dutch: 60 (0.3%)
  • Russian: 60 (0.3%)
  • Eastern European: 45 (0.2%)
  • Swedish: 41 (0.2%)
  • Croatian: 33 (0.2%)
  • Lebanese: 30 (0.2%)
  • Czech: 29 (0.2%)
  • Danish: 27 (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 26 (0.1%)
  • Canadian: 21 (0.1%)
  • Swiss: 20 (0.1%)
  • Norwegian: 19 (0.1%)
  • Nigerian: 19 (0.1%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 14 (0.08%)
  • Arab: 14 (0.08%)
  • Northern European: 12 (0.06%)
  • Welsh: 12 (0.06%)
  • Dutch West Indian: 10 (0.05%)
  • Finnish: 9 (0.05%)
  • Slavic: 8 (0.04%)
  • Hungarian: 6 (0.03%)
  • Austrian: 3 (0.02%)

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

Burma
New Bern:

34.2% (839)
North Carolina:

0.5% (4,135)

Mexico
New Bern:

16.3% (399)
North Carolina:

30.6% (240,951)

Canada
New Bern:

10.5% (257)
North Carolina:

2.4% (18,713)

Thailand
New Bern:

9.5% (234)
North Carolina:

0.7% (5,203)

Vietnam
New Bern:

3.5% (86)
North Carolina:

3.2% (25,260)

Germany
New Bern:

2.0% (48)
North Carolina:

2.1% (16,303)

Malaysia
New Bern:

1.9% (47)
North Carolina:

0.2% (1,393)

England
New Bern:

1.6% (39)
North Carolina:

1.1% (8,621)

Laos
New Bern:

1.6% (39)
North Carolina:

0.9% (7,131)

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

  • This state: 15,320
  • Other state: 11,512
  • Northeast: 4,785
  • Midwest: 1,707
  • South: 3,963
  • West: 1,263

86.0% of New Bern residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31.9% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 38.4% lived in North Carolina.


New Bern:

86.0%
State average:

85.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 194
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 115
  • 5th and 6th grade: 264
  • 7th and 8th grade: 244
  • 9th grade: 194
  • 10th grade: 395
  • 11th grade: 165
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 32
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,867
  • Less than 1 year of college: 554
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,743
  • Associate degree: 581
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,944
  • Master's degree: 716
  • Professional school degree: 149
  • Doctorate degree: 119
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 113
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 543
  • 5th and 6th grade: 23
  • 7th and 8th grade: 173
  • 9th grade: 211
  • 10th grade: 196
  • 11th grade: 99
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 288
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,341
  • Less than 1 year of college: 801
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,653
  • Associate degree: 1,473
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,144
  • Master's degree: 1,091
  • Professional school degree: 89
  • Doctorate degree: 148
Educational Attainment for Females
New Bern marital status for males
New Bern marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,602
  • One, attached: 889
  • Two: 419
  • 3 or 4: 344
  • 5 to 9: 1,240
  • 10 to 19: 401
  • 20 to 49: 987
  • 50 or more: 361
  • Mobile homes: 684

Median worth of mobile homes: $37,695

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 2.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 3.2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 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
  • 60.0%Electricity
  • 33.0%Utility gas
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in New Bern, NC
  • 81.3%Electricity
  • 12.7%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 744
Here:

22.8%
North Carolina:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 167
Here:

10.1%
North Carolina:

10.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 261
Here:

18.4%
North Carolina:

17.9%
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