New Bern, NC

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Population
125,519
0.345% 1-year decline
Median Age
38.7

Poverty Rate
16%

Median Household Income
$49,323
2.67% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$152,200
0.661% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
49,203
0.0203% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, New Bern, NC had a population of 126k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $49,323. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of New Bern, NC declined from 125,953 to 125,519, a -0.345% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,041 to $49,323, a 2.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Bern, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (21.7%), White (Hispanic) (4.04%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.33%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.27%). NaNk% of the people in New Bern, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New Bern, NC are Craven Community College (849 degrees awarded in 2019) and Pamlico Community College (309 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in New Bern, NC was $152,200, and the homeownership rate was 64.7%. Most people in New Bern, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in New Bern, NC was 2 cars per household.

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Diversity

New Bern, NC is home to a population of 126k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 4.22% of New Bern, NC residents were born outside of the country (5.3k people).

In 2018, there were 3.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.5k people) in New Bern, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.07k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New Bern, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    83.5k ± 69
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    27.2k ± 442
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.07k ± 601
6.63%
Hispanic Population
8.33k people

In 2018, there were 3.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.5k people) in New Bern, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.07k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.63% of the people in New Bern, NC are hispanic (8.33k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in New Bern, NC as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.22%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
5.3k people
4.42%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
5.56k people

As of 2018, 4.22% of New Bern, NC residents (5.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New Bern, NC was 4.42%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
38
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in New Bern, NC was 38.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in New Bern, NC are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all New Bern, NC residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for New Bern, NC.

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Citizenship

97.5%
2018 Citizenship
97.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.5% of New Bern, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in New Bern, NC was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,548 ± 369
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,094 ± 495
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,931 ± 273

New Bern, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in New Bern, NC is $49,323. In N/A, the county with the highest Median Household Income in New Bern, NC was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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The economy of New Bern, NC employs 49.2k people. The largest industries in New Bern, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,263 people), Manufacturing (5,431 people), and Retail Trade (5,386 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,797), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,196), and Public Administration ($49,148).

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,323
2018 value
± $1,516
2.67%
1 Year Growth
± 4.01%

Households in New Bern, NC have a median annual income of $49,323, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,041 in 2017, which represents a 2.67% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Female Salary in N/A
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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Wage Distribution

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Income by Location

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In N/A, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Bern, NC was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the counties in New Bern, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Bern, NC (19.1k out of 119k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    8,873 ± 610
  2. Black
    8,244 ± 684
  3. Hispanic
    2,011 ± 303

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Bern, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

49.2k
2018 Value
± 1,636
-0.0203%
1 Year decline
± 4.59%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in New Bern, NC declined at a rate of -0.0203%, from 49.2k employees to 49.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Bern, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,034 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,911 people), and Management Occupations (4,278 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Bern, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New Bern, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,034 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,911 people), and Management Occupations (4,278 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, New Bern, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.08 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.87 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New Bern, NC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,756), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($76,776), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,856).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

49.2k
2018 Value
± 1,636
-0.0203%
1 Year decline
± 4.59%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in New Bern, NC declined at a rate of -0.0203%, from 49.2k employees to 49.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Bern, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,263 people), Manufacturing (5,431 people), and Retail Trade (5,386 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Bern, NC, though some of these residents may live in New Bern, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in New Bern, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,263 people), Manufacturing (5,431 people), and Retail Trade (5,386 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, New Bern, NC has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.13 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.83 times), and Utilities (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New Bern, NC, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,797), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,196), and Public Administration ($49,148).

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Education

In 2019, universities in New Bern, NC awarded 1,158 degrees. The student population of New Bern, NC is skewed towards women, with 1,511 male students and 1,999 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New Bern, NC are White (678 and 59.7%), followed by Black or African American (212 and 18.7%), Hispanic or Latino (102 and 8.99%), and Asian (45 and 3.96%).

The largest universities in New Bern, NC by number of degrees awarded are Craven Community College (849 and 73.3%) and Pamlico Community College (309 and 26.7%).

The most popular majors in New Bern, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (285 and 24.6%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (138 and 11.9%), and Other Mental, Social Health Services, & Allied Professions (78 and 6.74%).

The median tuition costs in New Bern, NC are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 285 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 138 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 49 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in New Bern, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 285 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in New Bern, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 849 degrees awarded
  2. 309 degrees awarded
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Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the New Bern, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Craven Community College with 849 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

599
Degrees Awarded to Men
559
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 599 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New Bern, NC, which is 1.07 times more than the 559 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in New Bern, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    678 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    212 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    102 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in New Bern, NC was White students. These 678 degrees mean that there were 3.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 212 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Bern, NC was $152,200 in 2018, which is 0.663 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $151,200 to $152,200, a 0.661% increase. The homeownership rate in New Bern, NC is 64.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in New Bern, NC have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in New Bern, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$152,200
2018 Median
± $4,297
$151,200
2017 Median
± $3,523

In 2018, the median property value in New Bern, NC grew to to $152,200 from the previous year's value of $151,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New Bern, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Bern, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$49,323
Median Household Income
± $1,516
50.4k
Number of Households
± 1,512

In 2018, the median household income of the 50.4k households in New Bern, NC grew to $49,323 from the previous year's value of $48,041.

The following chart displays the households in New Bern, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in New Bern, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New Bern, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

64.7%
2018 Homeownership
65.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 64.7% of the housing units in New Bern, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in New Bern, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Bern, NC have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in New Bern, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (79.8%)
  2. Carpooled (11.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.53%)

In 2018, 79.8% of workers in New Bern, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.8%) and those who worked at home (3.53%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in New Bern, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in New Bern, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

88.1% of the population of New Bern, NC has health coverage, with 32.1% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 18.9% on non-group plans, and 8.46% on military or VA plans.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Coverage

11.9%
Uninsured
32.1%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
18.9%
Non-Group
8.46%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Bern, NC declined by 5.41% from 12.5% to 11.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in New Bern, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
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