New Bern, NC

30,075 Population
27.7 square miles 1,084.6 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.3%
was 0.3%
 
Population Density
1,084.6
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
64.5%
was 64.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
7.4%
was 8.0%
 
Percent Under 18
24.2%
was 24.2%
 
Percent 65 and Over
18.4%
was 18.5%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.5
was 5.5
Ranked 12th Lowest in NC
Percent Living in Poverty
19.1%
was 19.9%
 
Median Household Income
$41,970
was $41,148
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.9
45.1
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
6.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
381.2
was 393.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,703.2
was 5,135.3
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
14,511
was 14,793
 
Median Rent
$851
was $848
 
Total Building Permits
111
was 116
 
Occupied Housing Units
12,631
was 12,746
 
Homeownership Rate
51.4%
was 50.3%
 
Single Family Building Permits
111
was 116
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
512.8
was 522.6
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
23.4%
was 24.4%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
7.5
was 7.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.7
was 3.9
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.2%
was 95.3%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
76.1%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
85.0%
was 83.8%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
25.8%
was 26.5%
 

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