New Bern

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  2. New Bern Statistics
  3. New Bern Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. New Bern Employment Information
  5. New Bern Family Information
  6. New Bern Education Information
  7. New Bern Public Benefits Information
  8. New Bern Criminal Information
  9. New Bern Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  10. New Bern Zip Codes


New Bern Legal Resources

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New Bern Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 23,128
  • Land Area (2000): 66.892 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 2.994 square kilometers

New Bern Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 22,071 2002 23,907 2005 23,757
2000 Not Available 2003 Not Available 2006 24,587
2001 23,522 2004 23,679 2007 28,254

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Houses (2000): 11,094

New Bern Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 22,135 96.62%
 Rural, Farm 0 0.00%
 Rural, Non-farm 774 3.38%

New Bern Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


New Bern Employment Information

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New Bern Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 0 0 0 --% 0
1991 0 0 0 --% 0
1992 0 0 0 --% 0
1993 0 0 0 --% 0
1994 0 0 0 --% 0
1995 0 0 0 --% 0
1996 0 0 0 --% 0
1997 0 0 0 --% 0
1998 0 0 0 --% 0
1999 0 0 0 --% 0
2000 10,386 9,874 513 4.94% 49
2001 10,377 9,676 701 6.75% 68
2002 10,497 9,750 747 7.12% 71
2003 10,812 10,080 732 6.77% 68
2004 10,883 10,268 614 5.64% 56
2005 11,431 10,949 482 4.22% 42
2006 12,816 12,348 468 3.65% 37
2007 13,474 13,008 467 3.46% 35
2008 13,504 12,878 626 4.64% 46
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 13,431 12,856 575 4.28% 43
Feb 2008 13,264 12,733 531 4.00% 40
Mar 2008 13,372 12,825 547 4.09% 41
Apr 2008 13,467 12,891 576 4.28% 43
May 2008 13,507 12,884 623 4.61% 46
Jun 2008 13,727 13,066 661 4.82% 48
Jul 2008 13,785 13,079 706 5.12% 51
Aug 2008 13,466 12,794 672 4.99% 50
Sep 2008 13,520 12,773 747 5.53% 55
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

New Bern Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 583 12.41%
2. Public Administration 457 9.73%
3. Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 272 5.79%
4. Health Care 255 5.43%
5. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 249 5.30%
6. Accommodation and Food Services 248 5.28%
7. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 236 5.02%
8. Educational Services 185 3.94%
9. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 117 2.49%
10. Food and Beverage Stores 107 2.28%
11. Repair and Maintenance 106 2.26%
12. Metal Manufactuing 100 2.13%
13. Building Materials / Hardware / Lawn and Garden Supplies 94 2.00%
14. Department and Other General Stores 94 2.00%
15. Other Transportation 86 1.83%
16. Finance and Insurance 83 1.77%
17. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 78 1.66%
18. Machinery Manufacturing 76 1.62%
19. Paper Manufacturing 72 1.53%
20. Wood Manufacturing 65 1.38%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 936 19.34%
2. Educational Services 605 12.50%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 447 9.24%
4. Public Administration 338 6.98%
5. Social Assistance 226 4.67%
6. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 215 4.44%
7. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 135 2.79%
8. Department and Other General Stores 135 2.79%
9. Finance and Insurance 106 2.19%
10. Food and Beverage Stores 103 2.13%
11. Personal and Laundry Services 99 2.05%
12. Metal Manufactuing 97 2.00%
13. Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 94 1.94%
14. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 79 1.63%
15. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 71 1.47%
16. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 70 1.45%
17. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 68 1.40%
18. Pharmacies and Drug Stores 62 1.28%
19. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 55 1.14%
20. Construction 54 1.12%

New Bern Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Production Occupations 288 6.13%
2. Other Installation / Maintenance 206 4.38%
3. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 186 3.96%
4. Assemblers and Fabricators 176 3.75%
5. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 171 3.64%
6. Vehicle Mechanics 169 3.60%
7. Carpenters 152 3.24%
8. Other Sales and Related Occupations 151 3.21%
9. Other Management Occupations 147 3.13%
10. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 140 2.98%
11. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 135 2.87%
12. Law Enforcement Workers 133 2.83%
13. Engineers 126 2.68%
14. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 122 2.60%
15. Other Construction Trades 112 2.38%
16. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 110 2.34%
17. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 105 2.23%
18. Lawyers 94 2.00%
19. Construction Laborers 89 1.89%
20. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 87 1.85%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 315 6.51%
2. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 245 5.06%
3. Secretaries and Admins 231 4.77%
4. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 213 4.40%
5. Other Office and Admin Support 187 3.86%
6. Other Sales and Related Occupations 181 3.74%
7. Cashiers 178 3.68%
8. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 173 3.57%
9. Other Management Occupations 161 3.33%
10. Registered Nurses 154 3.18%
11. Child Care Workers 139 2.87%
12. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 136 2.81%
13. Health Technologists and Technicians 133 2.75%
14. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 132 2.73%
15. Other Production Occupations 129 2.67%
16. Waiters and Waitresses 128 2.64%
17. Assemblers and Fabricators 125 2.58%
18. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 122 2.52%
19. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 115 2.38%
20. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 103 2.13%

New Bern Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 8,941 49.38%
15-35 hours 1,790 9.89%
1-14 hours 569 3.14%
No regular hours 6,807 37.59%

New Bern Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 184 1.98%
5 AM-5:29 AM 171 1.84%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 365 3.92%
6 AM-6:29 AM 806 8.66%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 988 10.61%
7 AM-7:29 AM 1,207 12.97%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 1,827 19.63%
8 AM-8:29 AM 971 10.43%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 426 4.58%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 576 6.19%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 241 2.59%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 77 0.83%
Noon-3:59 PM 653 7.01%
4 PM-11:59 PM 817 8.78%

New Bern Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 454 4.88%
5-9 2,045 21.97%
10-14 2,653 28.50%
15-19 1,524 16.37%
20-24 657 7.06%
25-29 225 2.42%
30-34 701 7.53%
35-39 70 0.75%
40-44 86 0.92%
45-59 368 3.95%
60-89 250 2.69%
At least 90 276 2.96%

New Bern Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 88 0.95% 7,470 80.24%
30-44 0 0.00% 857 9.21%
45-59 17 0.18% 351 3.77%
At least 60 6 0.06% 520 5.59%

New Bern Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 75 0.78%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 1,578 16.50%
 Car / truck / van, solo 7,204 75.32%
 Motorcycle 7 0.07%
 Other 58 0.61%
 Public transportation 111 1.16%
 Walked 276 2.89%
 Worked at home 256 2.68%

New Bern Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


New Bern Family Information

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Households (2000): 10,044 (22,334 people)
Families (2000): 6,150 (17,499 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 1,834
People at same address in 1995: 11,080

New Bern Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 1,708 17.01%
$10,000-$14,999 876 8.72%
$15,000-$19,999 834 8.30%
$20,000-$24,999 905 9.01%
$25,000-$29,999 813 8.09%
$30,000-$34,999 691 6.88%
$35,000-$39,999 471 4.69%
$40,000-$44,999 609 6.06%
$45,000-$49,999 379 3.77%
$50,000-$59,999 886 8.82%
$60,000-$74,999 730 7.27%
$75,000-$99,999 580 5.77%
$100,000-$124,999 144 1.43%
$125,000-$149,999 156 1.55%
$150,000-$199,999 94 0.94%
$200,000 or more 168 1.67%

New Bern Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 3,341 33.39%
 Family, 2 people 3,073 30.71%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 405 4.05%
 Family, 3 people 1,510 15.09%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 33 0.33%
 Family, 4 people 948 9.47%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 17 0.17%
 Family, 5 people 440 4.40%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 11 0.11%
 Family, 6 people 138 1.38%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 10 0.10%
 Family, 7 or more people 78 0.78%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 2 0.02%

New Bern Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 7,249 27.75%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 2,876 11.01%
Public Assistance 419 1.60%
Retirement 2,109 8.07%
Self Employment 907 3.47%
Social Security 3,302 12.64%
Supplemental Security 741 2.84%
Wage / Salary 7,014 26.85%
Other 1,504 5.76%

New Bern Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 2,544 62.91%
 With children under 18 1,500 37.09%

New Bern Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 860 10.40%
 Married 4,634 56.05%
 Never Married 2,498 30.22%
 Widowed 275 3.33%

New Bern Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 1,280 12.64%
 Married 5,018 49.55%
 Never Married 2,218 21.90%
 Widowed 1,611 15.91%

New Bern Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


New Bern Education Information

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New Bern Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 1,156 6.59%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 2,685 15.30%
 High school diploma or equivalent 4,825 27.49%
 Some college, no degree 4,005 22.82%
 Associate degree 1,204 6.86%
 Bachelors degree 2,534 14.44%
 Graduate or professional degree 1,144 6.52%

New Bern Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 302 1.31% 163 0.70% 465 2.01%
Kindergarten 241 1.04% 26 0.11% 267 1.15%
Grades 1-4 1,165 5.04% 85 0.37% 1,250 5.40%
Grades 5-8 1,204 5.21% 112 0.48% 1,316 5.69%
Grades 9-12 1,085 4.69% 45 0.19% 1,130 4.89%
Undergrad college 953 4.12% 78 0.34% 1,031 4.46%
Graduate or professional school 95 0.41% 25 0.11% 120 0.52%
Total 5,045 21.81% 534 2.31% 5,579 24.12%

New Bern Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


New Bern Public Benefits Information

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New Bern Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 18,107 80.56%
 Below Poverty Level 4,369 19.44%

New Bern Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


New Bern Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 80

New Bern Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
1999 7.431 0.408 0.091 2.220 10.149 0.136 16.402 52.195 3.579 72.312
2000 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
2001 6.590 0.383 0.170 1.998 9.140 0.213 14.710 51.654 2.551 69.127
2002 6.483 0.502 0.084 2.259 9.328 0.084 15.979 46.723 2.342 65.127
2003 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
2004 3.716 0.549 0.253 1.774 6.292 0.211 17.906 49.073 1.563 68.542
2005 3.957 0.547 0.084 1.894 6.482 0.126 14.354 46.849 1.726 62.929
2006 3.376 0.732 0.000 1.993 6.101 0.081 12.486 42.950 2.888 58.324
2007 3.221 0.354 0.035 1.911 5.521 0.142 15.325 49.232 1.487 66.044

New Bern Law Enforcement Employeess

Year  Officers  Civilian
2004 37 87
2005 37 85
2006 41 88
2007 46 81

New Bern Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 1,820
2000 0
2001 1,841
2002 1,780

New Bern Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


New Bern Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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New Bern Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 3,125 13.51%
10-19 Years 2,927 12.66%
20-29 Years 2,935 12.69%
30-39 Years 2,963 12.81%
40-49 Years 3,430 14.83%
50-59 Years 2,541 10.99%
60-69 Years 2,189 9.46%
70-79 Years 1,932 8.35%
80-89 Years 875 3.78%
90+ Years 211 0.91%

New Bern Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 10,548 45.61%
 Female 12,580 54.39%

New Bern Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 12,685 54.85%
 African-American 9,260 40.04%
 Hispanic/Latino 692 2.99%
 Multiracial 237 1.02%
 Asian 145 0.63%
 Amerindian 72 0.31%
 Other Race 28 0.12%
 Pacific Islander 9 0.04%

New Bern Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. English 2,482 19.91%
2. United States Or American 2,312 18.54%
3. Irish 1,947 15.62%
4. German 1,941 15.57%
5. Scottish 588 4.72%
6. French Non-Basque 433 3.47%
7. Italian 417 3.34%
8. Polish 361 2.90%
9. Scotch Irish 330 2.65%
10. African 259 2.08%

New Bern Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 20,245 94.49%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 608 2.84%
3. German 108 0.50%
4. Polish 78 0.36%
5. French 73 0.34%
6. Korean 59 0.28%
7. Japanese 37 0.17%
8. Serbo Croatian 25 0.12%
9. Urdu 25 0.12%
10. Laotian 22 0.10%

New Bern Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 22,076 96.36%
 Naturalized immigrant 292 1.27%
 Not a citizen 541 2.36%

New Bern Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
New Bern Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


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