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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: $228,478
Here:

$228,478
State:

$265,100

Townhouses or other attached units: $255,565
Here:

$255,565
State:

$217,635

In 2-unit structures: $107,676
Here:

$107,676
State:

$185,455

Mobile homes: $28,027
Here:

$28,027
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: 30,545
  • Male householders: 6,824 (1,987 living alone), Female householders: 7,213 (2,991 living alone)
  • 5,697 spouses (5,668 opposite-sex spouses), 662 unmarried partners, (626 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,385 children (6,682 natural, 358 adopted, 353 stepchildren), 473 grandchildren, 256 brothers or sisters, 332 parents, 46 foster children, 292 other relatives, 925 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 406

Size of family households: 4,643 2-persons, 1,516 3-persons, 979 4-persons, 440 5-persons, 411 6-persons, 158 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,024 1-person, 782 2-persons, 61 3-persons, 28 4-persons.

3,258 married couples with children.
2,250 single-parent households (746 men, 1,504 women).

87.3% of residents of New Bern speak English at home.
6.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
5.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (31% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 55% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (28% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 32% 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
  • 161 bedroom
  • 1,0202 bedrooms
  • 4,8533 bedrooms
  • 1,3034 bedrooms
  • 2235+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Bern, North Carolina
  • 250no bedroom
  • 1,0621 bedroom
  • 2,9132 bedrooms
  • 2,1763 bedrooms
  • 1814 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
  • 170no vehicle
  • 2,2381 vehicle
  • 3,1562 vehicles
  • 1,2353 vehicles
  • 4854 vehicles
  • 1285+ 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
  • 1,319no vehicle
  • 3,0391 vehicle
  • 1,7372 vehicles
  • 4793 vehicles
  • 184 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
  • 1123 rooms
  • 6234 rooms
  • 1,5045 rooms
  • 1,8046 rooms
  • 1,5387 rooms
  • 8938 rooms
  • 9609+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Bern, North Carolina
  • 2511 room
  • 2562 rooms
  • 1,3383 rooms
  • 2,0074 rooms
  • 1,5445 rooms
  • 7406 rooms
  • 1877 rooms
  • 1268 rooms
  • 1669+ 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
  • 51Less than $10,000
  • 11$10,000 to $14,999
  • 21$15,000 to $19,999
  • 35$20,000 to $24,999
  • 35$25,000 to $29,999
  • 37$30,000 to $34,999
  • 71$35,000 to $39,999
  • 101$40,000 to $49,999
  • 67$50,000 to $59,999
  • 209$60,000 to $69,999
  • 143$70,000 to $79,999
  • 390$80,000 to $89,999
  • 264$90,000 to $99,999
  • 830$100,000 to $124,999
  • 762$125,000 to $149,999
  • 736$150,000 to $174,999
  • 663$175,000 to $199,999
  • 591$200,000 to $249,999
  • 666$250,000 to $299,999
  • 854$300,000 to $399,999
  • 286$400,000 to $499,999
  • 360$500,000 to $749,999
  • 34$750,000 to $999,999
  • 44$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
  • 289Less than $100
  • 93$100 to $149
  • 207$150 to $199
  • 365$200 to $249
  • 299$250 to $299
  • 62$300 to $349
  • 108$350 to $399
  • 111$400 to $449
  • 101$450 to $499
  • 515$500 to $549
  • 561$550 to $599
  • 198$600 to $649
  • 687$650 to $699
  • 347$700 to $749
  • 434$750 to $799
  • 581$800 to $899
  • 592$900 to $999
  • 405$1,000 to $1,249
  • 240$1,250 to $1,499
  • 173$1,500 to $1,999
  • 17$2,500 to $2,999
  • 8$3,000 to $3,499
  • 13$3,500 or more
  • 115No 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: 482
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,194
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3,266
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2,617
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,061
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 499
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,184
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 253
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 121
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 718
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 373
  • 90 or more minutes: 292
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - New Bern

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,774 (87.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,737 (8.1%)
  • Bus: 41 (0.2%)
  • Ferryboat: 9 (0.0%)
  • Taxi: 303 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 38 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 189 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 468 (2.2%)
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
  • 17.6%Males
  • 10.1%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: 1,915 (9.5%)
  • German: 1,486 (7.4%)
  • American: 1,075 (5.3%)
  • Irish: 1,075 (5.3%)
  • European: 435 (2.2%)
  • Scottish: 356 (1.8%)
  • Polish: 206 (1.0%)
  • Italian: 205 (1.0%)
  • Lebanese: 185 (0.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 148 (0.7%)
  • African: 129 (0.6%)
  • French: 127 (0.6%)
  • British: 125 (0.6%)
  • French Canadian: 96 (0.5%)
  • Russian: 70 (0.3%)
  • Eastern European: 45 (0.2%)
  • Dutch: 36 (0.2%)
  • Swiss: 35 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 34 (0.2%)
  • Danish: 33 (0.2%)
  • Croatian: 31 (0.2%)
  • Czech: 24 (0.1%)
  • Canadian: 16 (0.08%)
  • Hungarian: 16 (0.08%)
  • Northern European: 14 (0.07%)
  • Swedish: 13 (0.06%)
  • Slavic: 9 (0.04%)
  • Finnish: 8 (0.04%)
  • Serbian: 8 (0.04%)
  • Armenian: 7 (0.03%)
  • Dutch West Indian: 7 (0.03%)
  • Portuguese: 4 (0.02%)

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

Burma
New Bern:

34.1% (796)
North Carolina:

0.5% (3,832)

Mexico
New Bern:

21.0% (490)
North Carolina:

27.7% (228,052)

Canada
New Bern:

7.3% (171)
North Carolina:

2.3% (19,128)

Thailand
New Bern:

6.0% (141)
North Carolina:

0.6% (5,292)

Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
New Bern:

4.7% (110)
North Carolina:

0.3% (2,630)

Vietnam
New Bern:

3.9% (92)
North Carolina:

2.9% (24,065)

Germany
New Bern:

3.5% (82)
North Carolina:

2.0% (16,617)

Philippines
New Bern:

2.4% (55)
North Carolina:

2.2% (18,067)

Korea
New Bern:

1.9% (45)
North Carolina:

1.9% (15,342)

Guatemala
New Bern:

1.9% (45)
North Carolina:

2.5% (20,938)

Laos
New Bern:

1.7% (39)
North Carolina:

0.9% (7,214)

Cambodia
New Bern:

1.7% (39)
North Carolina:

0.3% (2,613)

Malaysia
New Bern:

1.6% (38)
North Carolina:

0.2% (1,252)

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: 273
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 177
  • 5th and 6th grade: 186
  • 7th and 8th grade: 230
  • 9th grade: 85
  • 10th grade: 305
  • 11th grade: 162
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 74
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,223
  • Less than 1 year of college: 711
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,736
  • Associate degree: 831
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,136
  • Master's degree: 651
  • Professional school degree: 118
  • Doctorate degree: 162
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 103
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 171
  • 5th and 6th grade: 19
  • 7th and 8th grade: 220
  • 9th grade: 129
  • 10th grade: 191
  • 11th grade: 142
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 233
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,066
  • Less than 1 year of college: 894
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,850
  • Associate degree: 1,604
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,832
  • Master's degree: 1,211
  • Professional school degree: 200
  • Doctorate degree: 124
Educational Attainment for Females
New Bern marital status for males
New Bern marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,229
  • One, attached: 963
  • Two: 305
  • 3 or 4: 1,003
  • 5 to 9: 936
  • 10 to 19: 574
  • 20 to 49: 740
  • 50 or more: 588
  • Mobile homes: 970

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: 2.0%

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): 523
Here:

17.3%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 67
Here:

5.3%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 224
Here:

16.5%
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