Craven County, North Carolina facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCraven County, North Carolina
Location in the state of North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
|Largest City||New Bern|
774 sq mi (2,005 km²)
709 sq mi (1,836 km²)
65 sq mi (168 km²), 8.4%
146/sq mi (56/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
|Named for: William, Earl of Craven|
Craven County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 103,505. Its county seat is New Bern. The county was created in 1705 as Archdale Precinct from the now-extinct Bath County. It was renamed Craven Precinct in 1712 and gained county status in 1739. It is named for William, Earl of Craven, who lived from 1606-1697.
Craven County is part of the New Bern, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 774 square miles (2,000 km2), of which 709 square miles (1,840 km2) is land and 65 square miles (170 km2) (8.4%) is water.
- Beaufort County (northeast)
- Pamlico County (east)
- Carteret County (southeast)
- Jones County (southwest)
- Lenoir County (west)
- Pitt County (northwest)
National protected area
- Croatan National Forest (part)
- US 17
- US 70
- NC 41
- NC 43
- NC 55
- NC 101
- NC 118
- NC 306
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 91,436 people, 34,582 households, and 25,071 families residing in the county. The population density was 129 people per square mile (50/km²). There were 38,150 housing units at an average density of 54 per square mile (21/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.94% White, 25.12% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.78% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. 4.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 34,582 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 12.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 23.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 12.80% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $35,966, and the median income for a family was $42,574. Males had a median income of $28,163 versus $21,412 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,423. About 9.90% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.50% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.
Other unincorporated communities
- Adams Creek
- Cherry Branch
- Fort Barnwell
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