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Population (year 2000): 23,128. Estimated population in July 2005: 24,106 (+4.2% change)
Males: 10,548 (45.6%), Females: 12,580 (54.4%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 38.9 years
Median household income: $29,139 (year 2000)
Median house value: $84,100 (year 2000)

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Races in New Bern:

  • White Non-Hispanic (54.8%)
  • Black (40.3%)
  • Hispanic (3.0%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: English (10.7%), United States (10.0%), Irish (8.5%), German (8.4%), Scottish (2.5%), French (1.9%).Bern, North Carolina

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 25.8 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in New Bern

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Bern city

  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

3.6% Foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 0.9% Europe, 0.8% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,155 (+10.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC (33.6 miles Jacksonville, pop. 66,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Raleigh, (118.9 miles pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (363.1 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Woods, NC (2.3 miles Trent Creek, NC (3.2 miles Brices NC (3.4 miles Bridgeton, City, NC (3.7 miles James Bend, NC (6.0 miles River Harbour, NC Fairfield (7.8 miles NC (12.7 miles Pollocksville, Forest, NC (13.7 miles Neuse


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 166 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 1998: 134 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 1999: 164 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2000: 158 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2001: 147 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2002: 242 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2003: 215 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2004: 350 buildings, average cost: $126,500
  • 2005: 418 buildings, average cost: $134,600

Latitude: 35.11 N, Longitude: 77.07 W

Area code: 252


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.1%), Manufacturing (14.9%), Retail trade (12.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,905 (+42.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,517 (68.1%)


 

Crime in New Bern by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2004
Murders 2 4 2 6
    per 100,000 8.6 17.3 8.6 25.9
Rapes 9 9 12 13
    per 100,000 38.9 38.9 51.9 56.2
Robberies 49 47 54 42
    per 100,000 211.9 203.2 233.5 181.6
Assaults 164 155 155 88
    per 100,000 709.1 670.2 670.2 380.5
Burglaries 362 346 382 424
    per 100,000 1565.2 1496.0 1651.7 1833.3
Thefts 1,152 1,215 1,117 1,162
    per 100,000 4981.0 5253.4 4829.6 5024.2
Auto thefts 79 60 56 37
    per 100,000 341.6 259.4 242.1 160.0
565.7 563.5 561.7 521.1

Average climate in New Bern, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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New Bern-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 10% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/17/1965, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the New Bern city center killed 2 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.5 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Kevin Williamson - (born 1965), screenwriter, Brian Simmons - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: Jun 21, 1975), Chris Mattocks - College football player (East Carolina Pirates).


Hospital/medical center in New Bern:
  • CRAVEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (2000 NEUSE BLVD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near New Bern:
  • BEAUFORT COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; WASHINGTON, NC)
  • CARTERET GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 35 miles; MOREHEAD CITY, NC)
  • LENOIR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 36 miles; KINSTON, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to New Bern:
  • CRAVEN COUNTY REGIONAL (about 4 miles; NEW BERN, NC; ID: EWN)
  • CHERRY POINT MCAS /CUNNINGHAM FIELD/ (about 21 miles; CHERRY POINT, NC; ID: NKT)
  • KINSTON RGNL JETPORT AT STALLINGS FLD (about 40 miles; KINSTON, NC; ID: ISO)
Other public-use airports nearest to New Bern:
  • WARREN FIELD (about 32 miles; WASHINGTON, NC; ID: OCW)
  • MICHAEL J. SMITH FIELD (about 39 miles; BEAUFORT, NC; ID: MRH)
  • ALBERT J ELLIS (about 42 miles; JACKSONVILLE, NC; ID: OAJ)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 26 $80,503 $37,155 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 8 $21,398 $32,097 0 $0
Streets and Highways 31 $76,635 $29,665 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,205 $26,460 1 $908
Firefighters 50 $150,884 $36,212 0 $0
Police - Other 30 $78,980 $31,592 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 80 $292,662 $43,899 0 $0
Other Government Administration 12 $50,424 $50,424 8 $6,835
Financial Administration 40 $111,495 $33,448 0 $0
Sewerage 17 $48,447 $34,197 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 31 $75,316 $29,154 13 $9,332
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5 $15,438 $37,051 0 $0
Water Supply 34 $86,114 $30,393 0 $0
Electric Power 58 $179,956 $37,232 0 $0
Totals for Government 423 $1,270,457 $36,041 22 $17,075
Colleges/Universities in New Bern:
  • CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,391; Location: 800 COLLEGE CT; Public; Website: www.craven.cc.nc.us)
  • SOUND VIEWS SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY (Location: 323 FLEET ST; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)
  • CAROLINA AIR FLIGHT TRAINING (Location: 950 AVIATION DR; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Bern:
  • COASTAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,237)
  • EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 16,633)
  • PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 39 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 3,072)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-WILMINGTON (about 84 miles; WILMINGTON, NC; FT enrollment: 8,996)
  • CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 86 miles; WILMINGTON, NC; FT enrollment: 3,550)
  • CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY INC (about 118 miles; BUIES CREEK, NC; FT enrollment: 5,286)
  • SHAW UNIVERSITY (about 118 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 2,299)
Public high school in New Bern:
  • NEW BERN HIGH (Students: 1,821; Location: 4200 ACADEMIC DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in New Bern:
  • CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 67; Location: PO BOX 1089; Grades: 1 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in New Bern:
  • WEST CRAVEN MIDDLE (Students: 968; Location: 515 NW CRAVEN MID SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • H J MACDONALD MIDDLE (Students: 868; Location: 3127 ELIZABETH AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BRINSON MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY (Students: 790; Location: 319 NEUSE FOREST AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GROVER C FIELDS MIDDLE (Students: 643; Location: 2000 M L KING JR BOULEVARD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BRIDGETON ELEMENTARY (Students: 483; Location: 230 BRANCH CANAL ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BEN D QUINN ELEMENTARY (Students: 479; Location: 4275 M L KING JR BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ALBERT H BANGERT ELEMENTARY (Students: 440; Location: 3712 CANTERBURY ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • J T BARBER ELEMENTARY (Students: 418; Location: 1700 COBB STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • OAKS ROAD ELEMENTARY (Students: 397; Location: 2811 OAKS ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • TRENT PARK ELEMENTARY (Students: 356; Location: 2500 EDUCATIONAL DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in New Bern:
  • ST. PAUL EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 300; Location: 3007 COUNTRY CLUB RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • METHODIST HOME (Students: 5; Location: 621 LAGOON RD; Grades: 6 - 10)
Library in New Bern:
  • CRAVEN-PAMLICO-CARTERET REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,650,862; Location: 400 JOHNSON STREET; 251,894 books; 7,522 audio materials; 6,075 video materials; 593 serial subscriptions)

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lees Branch (A), Black Branch (B).


New Bern compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in New Bern:
  • WNOS (1450 AM; 1 kW; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WWNB (1490 AM; 1 kW; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJCV (1290 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: DOWN EAST BROADCASTING CO INC.)
  • WANG (1330 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HAVELOCK, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in New Bern:
  • WTEB (89.3 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXNR (99.5 FM; GRIFTON, NC; Owner: WXNR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNBR (94.1 FM; ORIENTAL, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WMGV (103.3 FM; NEWPORT, NC; Owner: WMGV LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAAE (91.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSFL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WSFL LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRUP (97.9 FM; BAYBORO, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WQZL (101.1 FM; BELHAVEN, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WCZI (98.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WOTJ (90.7 FM; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WRHT (96.3 FM; MOREHEAD CITY, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WLGP (100.3 FM; HARKERS ISLAND, NC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
TV broadcast stations around New Bern:
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WYDO (Channel 14; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)

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