New Bern employment information

IndexNew BernNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$23,335$25,608$28,555
Median household income$41,238$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$55,752$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$28,134$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$31,973$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$21,263$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate9.2%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level20.6%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in New Bern is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in New Bern is 23% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in New Bern is 58% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in New Bern is 32% higher than the national average.

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New Bern median earnings by income bracket

New Bern employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.2%0.5%
Manufacturing sector23.2%0.4%
Financial & insurance services1.5%1.1%
Wholesale & retail services8.8%9.8%
Public administration11.2%5.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.7%1.4%
Education, health & social services13.2%43.1%
Other25.7%32.7%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Trent Woods, NC4,210$86,98163%
Brices Creek, NC3,593$70,00031%
Neuse Forest, NC2,508$69,58330%
Minnesott Beach, NC375$66,64125%
Fairfield Harbour, NC2,969$62,94118%
New Bern, NC30,171$41,23823%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Los Gatos, CA30,163$122,860130%
Springfield, VA30,154$89,51667%
Algonquin, IL30,189$100,53488%
San Luis, AZ30,139$31,06442%
LaGrange, GA30,138$34,05636%
New Bern, NC30,171$41,23823%
Source: The New Bern, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.