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New Bern, NC (North Carolina) Houses and Residents

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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: 14,656 (12,533 occupied: 6,658 owner occupied, 5,738 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

46%
State:

36%

Housing density: 567 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $89,079.

Median contract rent in 2016: $377 (lower quartile is $239, upper quartile is $493)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $732


Median gross rent in New Bern, NC in 2016: $506

Housing units in New Bern with a mortgage: 4,529 (53 second mortgage, 611 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,138

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $62,864

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $50,904

Median monthly housing costs: $854


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New Bern, North Carolina Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $154,481 (it was $79,200 in 2000)
New Bern:

$154,481
North Carolina:

$165,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $112,615 - $262,759

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $202,795
Here:

$202,795
State:

$235,833

Townhouses or other attached units: $257,902
Here:

$257,902
State:

$191,052

In 2-unit structures: $343,440
Here:

$343,440
State:

$221,545

Mobile homes: $41,595
Here:

$41,595
State:

$74,306
Median year house/condo built: 1990

Median year apartment built: 1988

Household type by relationship:

Households: 29,859
  • In family households: 23,899 (4,065 male householders, 3,395 female householders)
    5,129 spouses, 9,137 children (7,989 natural, 380 adopted, 715 stepchildren), 704 grandchildren, 256 brothers or sisters, 357 parents, 402 other relatives, 419 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,417 (2,076 male householders (2,014 living alone)), 2,870 female householders (2,622 living alone)), 490 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 408

Size of family households: 3,711 2-persons, 1,597 3-persons, 1,343 4-persons, 531 5-persons, 147 6-persons, 121 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,710 1-person, 356 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 14 4-persons.

4,205 married couples with children.
2,159 single-parent households (499 men, 1,660 women).

88.5% of residents of New Bern speak English at home.
4.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (94% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
5.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (22% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 53% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 1,858 (6.2%)
(36.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.3
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:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 231 bedroom
  • 8062 bedrooms
  • 4,4813 bedrooms
  • 1,2034 bedrooms
  • 1035+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to New Bern population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Bern, North Carolina:

  • 289no bedroom
  • 8241 bedroom
  • 2,6522 bedrooms
  • 1,7883 bedrooms
  • 1384 bedrooms
  • 315+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to New Bern population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in New Bern in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 188no vehicle
  • 2,3521 vehicle
  • 2,7732 vehicles
  • 7253 vehicles
  • 4234 vehicles
  • 1435+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to New Bern population

Cars and other vehicles available in New Bern in renter-occupied apartments

  • 1,279no vehicle
  • 2,6011 vehicle
  • 1,3082 vehicles
  • 4143 vehicles
  • 714 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to New Bern population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in New Bern, North Carolina:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 773 rooms
  • 6464 rooms
  • 1,2615 rooms
  • 1,5866 rooms
  • 1,2587 rooms
  • 9358 rooms
  • 8569+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to New Bern population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in New Bern, North Carolina:

  • 2891 room
  • 552 rooms
  • 1,2533 rooms
  • 1,6264 rooms
  • 1,4165 rooms
  • 5546 rooms
  • 2517 rooms
  • 838 rooms
  • 1319+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to New Bern population

Year house built

Median 2016 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 household income distribution

  • New Bern, NC household income distribution
  • 1,190Less than $10,000
  • 722$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,138$15,000 to $19,999
  • 872$20,000 to $24,999
  • 489$25,000 to $29,999
  • 764$30,000 to $34,999
  • 512$35,000 to $39,999
  • 644$40,000 to $44,999
  • 723$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,247$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,003$60,000 to $74,999
  • 945$75,000 to $99,999
  • 970$100,000 to $124,999
  • 384$125,000 to $149,999
  • 412$150,000 to $199,999
  • 444$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in New Bern, NC

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in New Bern, NC
  • 152Less than $10,000
  • 52$10,000 to $14,999
  • 37$15,000 to $19,999
  • 26$20,000 to $24,999
  • 3$25,000 to $29,999
  • 33$30,000 to $34,999
  • 38$35,000 to $39,999
  • 16$40,000 to $49,999
  • 55$50,000 to $59,999
  • 231$60,000 to $69,999
  • 175$70,000 to $79,999
  • 362$80,000 to $89,999
  • 344$90,000 to $99,999
  • 756$100,000 to $124,999
  • 974$125,000 to $149,999
  • 564$150,000 to $174,999
  • 485$175,000 to $199,999
  • 533$200,000 to $249,999
  • 667$250,000 to $299,999
  • 665$300,000 to $399,999
  • 197$400,000 to $499,999
  • 201$500,000 to $749,999
  • 34$750,000 to $999,999
  • 72$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in New Bern, NC

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in New Bern, NC
  • 51Less than $100
  • 140$100 to $149
  • 130$150 to $199
  • 665$200 to $249
  • 19$250 to $299
  • 131$300 to $349
  • 307$350 to $399
  • 219$400 to $449
  • 261$450 to $499
  • 675$500 to $549
  • 517$550 to $599
  • 806$600 to $649
  • 341$650 to $699
  • 233$700 to $749
  • 59$750 to $799
  • 593$800 to $899
  • 252$900 to $999
  • 317$1,000 to $1,249
  • 35$1,250 to $1,499
  • 115$1,500 to $1,999
  • 86$2,000 to $2,499
  • 97$3,000 to $3,499
  • 164No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 9912010 or later
  • 8662000 to 2009
  • 2461990 to 1999
  • 1971980 to 1989
  • 681970 to 1979
  • 142Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to New Bern population
New Bern commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 406
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,485
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3,204
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,654
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,126
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 194
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 933
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 337
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 316
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 425
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 523
  • 90 or more minutes: 371
New Bern, NC Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 85.0%
Number of people working at home: 523 (4.0% of all workers)

New Bern mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 18,205 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 1,892 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 23 (0%)
  • Taxi: 300 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 67 (0%)
  • Walked: 286 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 523 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 English: 1,522
 American: 1,238
 Irish: 1,082
 German: 983
 Scottish: 442
 European: 421
 African: 399
 Scotch-Irish: 391
 Italian: 221
 Scandinavian: 121
 French (except Basque): 109
 British: 108
 Polish: 82
 French Canadian: 67
 Swiss: 67
 Dutch: 64
 Lebanese: 52
 Croatian: 31
 Austrian: 27
 Swedish: 26
 Danish: 23
 Arab: 20
 Nigerian: 18
 Norwegian: 16
 Lithuanian: 15
 Czech: 15
 Welsh: 13
 Slavic: 13
 Finnish: 11
 Northern European: 7
 Yugoslavian: 6
 Pennsylvania German: 6
 Portuguese: 6
 Hungarian: 6
 Canadian: 3
 Dutch West Indian: 3

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

  • 44%Burma
  • 15%Mexico
  • 8%Thailand
  • 4%Costa Rica
  • 2%Canada
  • 2%Vietnam
  • 2%Germany

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

  • This state: 15,837
  • Other state: 11,585
  • Northeast: 4,182
  • Midwest: 2,229
  • South: 3,945
  • West: 1,185

81% of New Bern residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in North Carolina.

New Bern:

81.4%
State average:

84.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 250
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 72
  • 5th and 6th grade: 123
  • 7th and 8th grade: 232
  • 9th grade: 257
  • 10th grade: 440
  • 11th grade: 113
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 72
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,716
  • Less than 1 year of college: 861
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,128
  • Associate degree: 796
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,881
  • Master's degree: 685
  • Professional school degree: 263
  • Doctorate degree: 191

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 188
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 42
  • 5th and 6th grade: 117
  • 7th and 8th grade: 259
  • 9th grade: 161
  • 10th grade: 331
  • 11th grade: 137
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 172
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,851
  • Less than 1 year of college: 621
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,606
  • Associate degree: 1,695
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,899
  • Master's degree: 891
  • Professional school degree: 42
  • Doctorate degree: 234

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.8%Males
  • 2.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 6.9%Males
  • 24.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 62.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 24.6%Males
  • 6.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 16.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 9.5%Males
  • 15.8%Females
New Bern marital status for males
New Bern marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,685
  • One, attached: 725
  • Two: 590
  • 3 or 4: 778
  • 5 to 9: 924
  • 10 to 19: 445
  • 20 to 49: 256
  • 50 or more: 502
  • Mobile homes: 612

Median worth of mobile homes: $11,239

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 2.7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 4.5%

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:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in New Bern
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (61.1%)
  • Utility gas (32.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Electricity (82.6%)
  • Utility gas (13.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 302
Here:

8.6%
North Carolina:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 69
Here:

4.7%
North Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 90
Here:

6.1%
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 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)