New Bern demographics profile

StatisticNew BernNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,06318191
Median age35.538.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)56%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1844%43%43%
Speak English89%89%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%
New Bern, NC has a population of 30,075 and is the 1,425th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,063 per sq mi which is 487% higher than the North Carolina average and 1073% higher than the national average. The median age in New Bern is 36 which is approximately 7% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In New Bern, 56% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 89% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 53% of New Bern residents were born in North Carolina, 39% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in New Bern is 487% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in New Bern is 7% lower than North Carolina.
  • In New Bern 56.92% of the population is White.
  • In New Bern 31.82% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In New Bern 5.94% of the population is Asian.

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New Bern population breakdown by race

RaceNew BernNorth CarolinaNational
Black or African American31.82%21.50%12.63%
American Indian0.38%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.02%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race2.86%2.45%3.06%
Other race2.05%3.01%4.75%
In New Bern, 6.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The New Bern, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).