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0.47% decline
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1.56% growth


The economy of New Bern, NC employs 12,074 people. The economy of New Bern, NC is specialized in Manufacturing; Public Admin.; and Utilities, which employ respectively 1.55; 1.54; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in New Bern, NC are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,181), Manufacturing (1,807), and Retail trade (1,224), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($58,750), Transportation & Warehousing ($41,111), and Educational Services ($38,015).

Median household income in New Bern, NC is $41,970. Males in New Bern, NC have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,334. The income inequality of New Bern, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for New Bern, NC. In Craven County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 72 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,933. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of New Bern, NC is from the county of Craven County, NC.

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New Bern, NC is home to a population of 30,075 people, from which 95.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of New Bern, NC is composed of 16,080 White residents (53.5%), 9,438 Black residents (31.4%), 1,840 Hispanic residents (6.12%), 1,787 Asian residents (5.94%), and 840 Two+ residents (2.79%). The most common foreign languages in New Bern, NC are Spanish (1,554 speakers), Other Asian (1,057 speakers), and Chinese (201 speakers), but compared to other places, New Bern, NC has a relative high number of Other Asian (1,057 speakers), Thai (40 speakers), and Korean (160 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in New Bern, NC awarded 648 degrees. The student population of New Bern, NC is skewed towards females, with 225 male students and 423 female students. Most students in New Bern, NC are White (411 and 63.4%), followed by Black or African American (115 and 17.7%), Hispanic or Latino (48 and 7.41%), and Unknown (31 and 4.78%). The largest universities in New Bern, NC by number of graduates are Craven Community College (648 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in New Bern, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (179 and 27.6%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (53 and 8.18%), and Registered Nursing (50 and 7.72%). 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.



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The median property value in New Bern, NC is $150,000, which is 0.73 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $147,700 to $150,000, a 1.56% increase. The homeownership rate of New Bern, NC is 51.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in New Bern, NC have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in New Bern, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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