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Overview

Introduction to New Bern, North Carolina

New Bern, North Carolina, in Craven county, is 32 miles NE of Jacksonville, North Carolina (center to center) and 100 miles SE of Raleigh, North Carolina.

New Bern History

The early settlers of New Bern were the Swiss and German immigrants. It was first settled in 1710. The early settlers named the area after the City of Bern, Switzerland. It was selected as the first state capital after the American Revolutionary War. Tryon Palace, built in the city in 1770, was the former home of William Tryon, the British governor. It became the largest city of North Carolina during the Federal period of the 1800s. The city is also the birthplace of Pepsi Cola.

New Bern and nearby Attractions

  • Attmore Oliver House Museum
  • Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens
  • New Bern Firemen's Museum
  • Croatan National Forest
  • Fireman's Museum
  • Fort Macon State Park

Things To Do In New Bern

While in New Bern, one can spend their leisure time at Lawson Creek Park, Glenburnie Park, Union Point Park, Fort Totten Park, and Kafer Park. The city also offers easy access to Fort Macon State Park, North Carolina Maritime Museum, Aurora Fossil Museum, North Carolina Aquarium, and C.S.S. Neuse State Historic Site and Governor Richard Caswell Memorial. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Twin Rivers Mall.

New Bern Transportation

Craven County Regional Airport is nearby.

New Bern Higher Education

Craven Community College, Carolina Air Flight Training, and Sound Views School of Christian Theology are located within the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,075
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens18.4%
Employed Population 16+12,619
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married44.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.8%
Median Earnings25+$29,880
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,907
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,195

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,607
% Above Poverty Level80.9%
% Below Poverty Level19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.4%
Median Gross Rent$851
Median House Value$150,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44%
Irish10.7%
English9.9%
Scottish2.9%
Italian2.8%
French Except Basque2.5%
African1.7%
Dutch1.2%
Polish1.1%
Welsh0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Arab0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Russian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Czech0.1%
German0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Greek0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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New Bern Almanac

CategoryValue
County Craven County
Standard Zip Codes28560, 28562
P.O. Box Zip Codes28561, 28563, 28564
Phone Area Codes252
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.11
Approximate Longitude-77.07

New Bern Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEW BERN CRAVEN CO AP
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp34 to 54 F
Apr Temp50 to 72 F
Jul Temp71 to 88 F
Oct Temp53 to 74 F
Annual Precip54.6 inches
StationCHERRY POINT MCAS
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp35 to 55 F
Apr Temp51 to 73 F
Jul Temp72 to 89 F
Oct Temp54 to 75 F
Annual Precip57.1 inches
StationBAYBORO 3 E
Distance18.8 miles
Jan Temp34 to 56 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip54.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alliance687$51,875
Arapahoe453$52,750
Bridgeton316$75,288
Pollocksville402$31,250
Trent Woods4,194$91,098
Vanceboro1,165$34,609

New Bern Public Libraries

Craven-pamlico-carteret Regional Library
400 JOHNSON ST
New Bern, North Carolina
(252) 728-2050

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New Bern Hospitals

Carolina East Health System
(Government - District/authority)
2000 Neuse Blvd
(252) 633-8640

New Bern Public Schools

Bridgeton Elementary
230 Branch Canal Road
ZIP: 28560
(252) 514-6425
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Brinson Memorial Elementary
319 Neuse Forest Avenue
ZIP: 28560
(252) 514-6431
Primary
Total Enrollment 670
Grover C Fields Middle
2000 M L King Jr Boulevard
ZIP: 28560
(252) 514-6438
Middle
Total Enrollment 572
J T Barber Elementary
1700 Cobb Street
ZIP: 28560
(252) 514-6460
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Oaks Road Elementary
2811 Oaks Road
ZIP: 28560
(252) 514-6475
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Albert H Bangert Elementary
3712 Canterbury Road
ZIP: 28562
(252) 514-6415
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
Ben D Quinn Elementary
4275 M L King Jr Boulevard
ZIP: 28562
(252) 514-6420
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Craven Early College High
800 College Court
ZIP: 28562
(252) 637-5706
High
Total Enrollment 205
Creekside Elementary
2790 Landscape Drive
ZIP: 28562
(252) 514-4360
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
H J Macdonald Middle
3127 Elizabeth Avenue
ZIP: 28562
(252) 514-6450
Middle
Total Enrollment 937
New Bern High
4200 Academic Drive
ZIP: 28562
(252) 514-6400
High
Total Enrollment 1697
Trent Park Elementary
2500 Educational Drive
ZIP: 28562
(252) 514-6481
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
West Craven Middle
515 Nw Craven Mid School Road
ZIP: 28562
(252) 514-6488
Middle
Total Enrollment 831

New Bern Private Schools

Calvary Baptist Church School
1821 Rhem Ave
ZIP: 28560
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 166
Epiphany School
2201 Henderson Ave
ZIP: 28560
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 281
St Paul Catholic School
3007 Country Club Rd
ZIP: 28562
Elementary
Total Enrollment 134
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