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.