New Bern, NC

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Population

29,664

1.37% decline

Median Age

37.1


Median Household Income

$41,807

0.388% decline

Poverty Rate

20.3%


Number of Employees

12,348

2.27% growth

Median Property Value

$151,200

0.8% growth

About

In 2017, New Bern, NC had a population of 29.7k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $41,807. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of New Bern, NC declined from 30,075 to 29,664, a -1.37% decrease and its median household income declined from $41,970 to $41,807, a -0.388% decrease.

The population of New Bern, NC is 52.9% White Alone, 31.3% Black or African American Alone, and 6.67% Hispanic or Latino. 12.2% of the people in New Bern, NC speak a non-English language, and 95.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New Bern, NC are Craven Community College (644 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in New Bern, NC is $151,200, and the homeownership rate is 50.6%. Most people in New Bern, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in New Bern, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of New Bern, NC employs 12.3k people. The largest industries in New Bern, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,219 people), Manufacturing (1,834 people), and Retail Trade (1,214 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($50,795), Public Administration ($49,464), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,017).

Median household income in New Bern, NC is $41,807. Males in New Bern, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in New Bern, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,807

2017 value

± $2,688

-0.388%

1 Year Growth

± 9.15%

Households in New Bern, NC have a median annual income of $41,807, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,970 in 2016, which represents a -0.388% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Bern, NC made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Bern, NC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for New Bern, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9604.03

  2. Census Tract 9610.01

  3. Census Tract 9601.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Bern, NC was Census Tract 9604.03 with a value of $85,951, followed by Census Tract 9610.01 and Census Tract 9601.01, with respective values of $64,830 and $60,716.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Bern, NC (5.94k out of 29.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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. Black

    3,225 ± 466

  2. White

    1,708 ± 314

  3. Asian

    856 ± 275

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

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

12.3k

2017 Value

± 841

2.27%

1 Year growth

± 9.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New Bern, NC grew at a rate of 2.27%, from 12.1k employees to 12.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Bern, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,614 people), Management Occupations (1,093 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,021 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 (1,614 people), Management Occupations (1,093 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,021 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, New Bern, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (1.61 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.54 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.46 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 ($90,068), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($86,726), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($80,929).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.3k

2017 Value

± 841

2.27%

1 Year growth

± 9.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New Bern, NC grew at a rate of 2.27%, from 12.1k employees to 12.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Bern, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,219 people), Manufacturing (1,834 people), and Retail Trade (1,214 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 (2,219 people), Manufacturing (1,834 people), and Retail Trade (1,214 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, New Bern, NC has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.76 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.47 times), and Manufacturing (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New Bern, NC, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($50,795), Public Administration ($49,464), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,017).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $35.3B and Machinery and $34.5B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.9% of the population of New Bern, NC has health coverage, with 30.2% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 19.1% on non-group plans, and 5.15% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of New Bern, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in New Bern, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1417 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients).

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.1%

Uninsured

30.2%

Employer Coverage

20.7%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

19.1%

Non-Group

5.15%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Bern, NC declined by 11.4% from 14.7% to 13.1%.

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

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

New Bern, NC is home to a population of 29.7k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.85% of New Bern, NC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of New Bern, NC is composed of 15.7k White Alone residents (52.9%), 9.27k Black or African American Alone residents (31.3%), 1.98k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.67%), 1.93k Asian Alone residents (6.5%), 659 Two or More Races residents (2.22%), 99 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.334%), 21 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0708%), and 15 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0506%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in New Bern, NC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,554 speakers), Other Asian Languages (1,057 speakers), and Chinese (201 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.7

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in New Bern, NC was 37.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in New Bern, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all New Bern, NC residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.85%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.42%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 7.85% of New Bern, NC residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New Bern, NC was 7.42%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Bern, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 New Bern, NC residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

95.3%

2017 Citizenship

95.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.3% of New Bern, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in New Bern, NC was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.7k ± 809

  2. Black or African American Alone

    9.27k ± 629

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.98k ± 685

In 2017, there were 1.69 times more White Alone residents (15.7k people) in New Bern, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.27k Black or African American Alone and 1.98k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in New Bern, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,554 speakers (5.54%)

  2. Other Asian Languages

    1,057 speakers (3.77%)

  3. Chinese

    201 speakers (0.716%)

12.2% of New Bern, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in New Bern, NC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.54% of the overall population of New Bern, NC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 3.77% speak Other Asian Languages and 0.716% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,014 ± 164

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    822 ± 217

  3. Korea

    381 ± 126

New Bern, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in New Bern, NC awarded 644 degrees. The student population of New Bern, NC is skewed towards women, with 1,210 male students and 1,673 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New Bern, NC are White (442 and 69.6%), followed by Black or African American (93 and 14.6%), Hispanic or Latino (53 and 8.35%), and Two or More Races (21 and 3.31%).

The largest universities in New Bern, NC by number of degrees awarded are Craven Community College (644 and 100%).

The most popular majors in New Bern, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (206 and 32%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (85 and 13.2%), and Medical Office Management (52 and 8.07%).

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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in New Bern, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 206 degrees 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

644 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the New Bern, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Craven Community College with 644 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

212

Degrees Awarded to Men

432

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 212 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New Bern, NC, which is 0.491 times less than the 432 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    442 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    93 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    53 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in New Bern, NC were to White students. These 442 degrees mean that there were 4.75 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 93 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Bern, NC was $151,200 in 2017, which is 0.695 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $150,000 to $151,200, a 0.8% increase. The homeownership rate in New Bern, NC is 50.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in New Bern, NC have an average commute time of 18.6 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.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$41,807

Median Household Income

± $2,688

13k

Number of Households

± 855

In 2017, the median household income of the 13k households in New Bern, NC declined from $41,807 from the previous year's value of $41,970.

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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$151,200

2017 Median

± $9,288

$150,000

2016 Median

± $8,595

In 2017, the median property value in New Bern, NC grew to to $151,200 from the previous year's value of $150,000.

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 $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

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 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

50.6%

2017 Homeownership

51.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 50.6% of the housing units in New Bern, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower 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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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 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Bern, NC have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.86% of the workforce in New Bern, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.68%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.07%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in New Bern, NC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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