Havelock, North Carolina

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Havelock, North Carolina

Introduction to Havelock, North Carolina

Havelock, North Carolina, in Craven county, is 31 miles E of Jacksonville, North Carolina (center to center) and 115 miles SE of Raleigh, North Carolina.There are 22,442 residents in the city.

Havelock History

The modern day City of Havelock was originally named Havelock Station. It was named after Sir Henry Havelock, a British war hero of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The Atlantic and North Carolina railroad first entered the area in the late 1850s. The Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point was also established in the city in 1940. Havelock was officially incorporated in 1959.

Havelock and nearby Attractions

  • Alfred A Cunningham Air Museum
  • Croatan National Forest
  • Indian Beach
  • Pine Knoll Shores Beach
  • North Carolina Aquarium
  • Cape Lookout National Seashore

Things To Do In Havelock

Havelock offers more than 100 acres of parks and open spaces to its residents and visitors. You can visit the Walter B Jones Park, Sermons Park, City Park, Waterfront Park, South Forest Park, and Village Park. Some of the local shopping centers are the Havelock Shopping Center, Cherry Plaza Shopping Center, Commercial Shopping Center, Slocum Village Shopping Center, and Gateway Shopping Center.

Havelock Transportation

Flights can be availed from Cherry Point MCAS (Cunningham Field) Airport.

Havelock Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered at Coastal Carolina Community College, Pitt Community College, East Carolina University, and several other colleges and universities.

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High Points

Havelock strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Havelock Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Havelock Racial Diversity
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 10% Havelock Low Property Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 10% Havelock Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Havelock Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Havelock, North Carolina

Comparing Havelock to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 8
College Educated Adults 4 5
People in Middle Class or Better 3 6
Median Family Income 2 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Public Transportation Use 5 8
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
Housing Recently Built 8 7
Affordability of Rents 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
People Living Alone 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 8 10
Low Violent Crime 6 8

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Havelock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles E of Jacksonville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 115 miles SE of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Craven
Standard Zip Codes 28532, 28533
Phone Area Codes 252
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.878
Longitude -76.901

Havelock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 89 F
Oct Temp 54 to 75 F
Annual Precip 57.1 inches
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 72 F
Jul Temp 72 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 77 F
Annual Precip 58.2 inches
Station BAYBORO 3 E
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 54.7 inches
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Havelock Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 22,442 100%
Male 12,847 57.2%
Female 9,595 42.8%
Under 18 6,326 28.2%
18+ 16,116 71.8%
65+ 686 3.1%
Median Age 23
Average Family Size 3.19
White 15,816 70.5%
African-American 4,159 18.5%
Asian 570 2.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 176 0.8%
Other 885 3.9%
Mixed Race 803 3.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,022 9%

Estimated Havelock Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 21,827
Growth -615
Growth % -2.7%

Havelock Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.2%
German 13%
Irish 11.8%
US/American 9.5%
English 6.9%
Italian 5.1%
Polish 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Scottish 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
French Canadian 1%
Norwegian 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Welsh 0.6%
Jamaican 0.6%
African 0.4%
European 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Swedish 0.2%
Ghanian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
British 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Havelock, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cherry Point (28533)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Havelock 22,442 $37,000
Arapahoe 436 $40,000
Cape Carteret 1,214 $49,722
Emerald Isle 3,488 $60,257
Morehead City 7,691 $39,290
Newport 3,349 $43,147
Pine Knoll Shores 1,524 $60,662
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Serves 1,225 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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