New Bern, North Carolina Population 2020

30,157

New Bern is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 30,157, it is the 36th largest city in North Carolina and the 1280th largest city in the United States. New Bern is currently growing at a rate of 0.07% annually and its population has increased by 2.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,524 in 2010. Spanning over 30 miles, New Bern has a population density of 1,066 people per square mile.

The average household income in New Bern is $60,279 with a poverty rate of 18.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $829 per month, and the median house value is $154,300. The median age in New Bern is 37.5 years, 35.1 years for males, and 40.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.6 males.

New Bern Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of New Bern was:

  • White: 57.14%
  • Black or African American: 32.35%
  • Asian: 5.86%
  • Other race: 2.33%
  • Two or more races: 1.81%
  • Native American: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of New Bern, North Carolina is 30,157, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,113.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,524.

New Bern, North Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020125,6372090.17%
2019125,4282090.17%
2018125,2192090.17%
2017125,010-121-0.10%
2016125,131-303-0.24%
2015125,434-1,369-1.09%
2014126,803-387-0.31%
2013127,190-1,223-0.96%
2012128,4132800.22%
2011128,1337040.55%
2010127,4290.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,11757.14%
Black or African American9,69032.35%
Asian1,7565.86%
Some Other Race6972.33%
Two or More Races5411.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native1480.49%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.03%

New Bern Population Pyramid 2020

New Bern Median Age

37.5


Total

35.1


Male

40.2


Female

New Bern Adults

There are 23,406 adults, (5,925 of whom are seniors) in New Bern.

New Bern Age Dependency

71.4

Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

New Bern Sex Ratio

Female

15,557

51.93%

Male

14,401

48.07%

New Bern Households and Families

New Bern Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

New Bern Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.8%26.2%
All51.9%48.1%
Male40.4%59.6%
Non Family37.7%62.3%
Female34.6%65.4%

51.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,3342.2251.9
Non Family5,4891.1737.7
Married5,3382.9473.8
Female1,7642.9234.6
Male7433.0740.4

2.89

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

3.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

New Bern Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3506.45%
9th to 12th Grade1,5397.35%
High School Graduate5,07024.21%
Some College5,22824.96%
Associates Degree1,9489.30%
Bachelors Degree3,60417.21%
Graduate Degree2,20310.52%

New Bern Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,51711,7454,615
Black6,1585,122771
Hispanic1,069535168
Asian872339159
Other Race4157065
Multiple Races21021069
Native American113938
Islander99

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 36.87%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,327$35,022$26,937
Less Than High School$21,101$20,930$22,500
High School Grad$25,850$28,699$22,141
Some College$30,766$34,980$23,816
Bachelors Degree$41,565$60,089$30,929
Graduate Degree$62,200$78,030$47,727

$30,327

Average Earnings

$35,022

Average Male

$26,937

Average Female

New Bern Language

New Bern Language by Age

New Bern Language

88.11% of New Bern residents speak only English, while 11.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.17% of the population.

New Bern Poverty

New Bern Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,5712,88130.10%
White15,6011,3518.66%
Asian1,75688050.11%
Hispanic2,02831715.63%
Multiple5405810.74%
Other69750.72%

18.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.59%

Male Poverty Rate

18.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New Bern

The race most likely to be in poverty in New Bern is Asian, with 50.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Bern is Other, with 0.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.30%
High School18.59%
Some College9.88%
Bachelors or Greater3.55%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed72.52%
Male Unemployed47.59%
Male Employed9.31%
Female Employed6.06%

New Bern Income

New Bern Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,222$60,279
Families$53,922$73,017
Married Families$69,618-
Non Families$27,392$41,208

New Bern Marital Status

New Bern Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

New Bern Married by Age and Sex

New Bern Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

New Bern Marital Status by Race

New Bern Veterans

3,078

Number of Veterans

2,815

Male Veterans

263

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,137
Second Gulf War861
First Gulf War579
Korea483
World War II96
Age Group Veterans
75+816
65 to 74762
35 to 54592
18 to 34525
55 to 64383
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,34317.03%
Black7039.62%
Hispanic1049.11%
2 or More177.73%
Asian151.53%

$New Bern Veterans by Education

9.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Bern Employment Status

60.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

New Bern Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

51.34%

Born in North Carolina

92.73%

Native Born

7.27%

Foreign Born

4.66%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.73% of New Bern residents were born in the United States, with 51.34% having been born in North Carolina. 4.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202030,157220.07%
201930,135220.07%
201830,1131430.48%
201729,970220.07%
201629,9481820.61%
201529,766-259-0.86%
201430,0251330.44%
201329,892-216-0.72%
201230,1081030.34%
201130,0054751.61%
201029,5306,4022.47%
200023,1285,7652.91%
199017,3632,8061.78%
198014,557-103-0.07%
197014,660-1,057-0.69%
196015,717-95-0.06%
195015,8123,9972.96%
194011,815-166-0.14%
193011,981-217-0.18%
192012,1982,2372.05%
19109,9618710.92%
19009,0901,2471.49%
18907,8431,4001.99%
18806,4435940.97%
18705,8494170.74%
18605,4327511.50%
18504,6819912.41%
18403,690-106-0.28%
18303,7961330.36%
18203,6630.00%