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Bridgeton, North Carolina
Location of Bridgeton, North Carolina
Location of Bridgeton, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Craven
Area
 • Total 1.53 sq mi (3.96 km2)
 • Land 1.53 sq mi (3.95 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
7 ft (2 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 454
 • Density 298/sq mi (114.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28519
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-07860
GNIS feature ID 1019295

Bridgeton is a town in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 454 at the 2010 census. It is part of the New Bern, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Bridgeton is located at 35°7′21″N 77°1′17″W / 35.12250°N 77.02139°W / 35.12250; -77.02139 (35.122563, -77.021324) on the eastern shore of the Neuse River, directly across from the city of New Bern, the Craven County seat. U.S. Route 17 passes through the town and connects to New Bern via a new bridge across the Neuse River just south of the town limits.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.27%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 348
1920 548 57.5%
1930 721 31.6%
1940 616 −14.6%
1950 805 30.7%
1960 638 −20.7%
1970 520 −18.5%
1980 461 −11.3%
1990 453 −1.7%
2000 328 −27.6%
2010 454 38.4%
Est. 2015 440 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 328 people, 156 households, and 95 families residing in the town. The population density was 920.7 people per square mile (351.8/km²). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 592.3 per square mile (226.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.73% White, 1.52% African American, 0.30% Asian, 0.61% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

There were 156 households out of which 19.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.62.

In the town, the population was spread out with 19.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,375, and the median income for a family was $35,833. Males had a median income of $35,417 versus $35,714 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,038. About 21.2% of families and 21.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.0% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

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