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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 20,729
Male Share of the Population 58.4%
Female Share of the Population 41.6%
Senior Citizens 4.8%
Employed Population 16+ 11,301
Age of the Population 23

Families

% of people married 54.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.1%
Median Earnings25+ $30,497
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,083
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,457

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,309
% Above Poverty Level 86.4%
% Below Poverty Level 13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,086
Median House Value $142,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.7%
US/American 0%
English 9.1%
Irish 15.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHERRY POINT MCAS
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
Station MOREHEAD CITY 2 WNW
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Arapahoe 498 $50,385
Cape Carteret 2,223 $81,213
Emerald Isle 3,708 $75,703
Newport 4,598 $55,128
Pine Knoll Shores 1,515 $81,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Havelock High Schools

HAVELOCK HIGH
101 WEBB BOULEVARD
252-444-5112
Serves 1,225 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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