Craven County, North Carolina Population 2024

102,068

Craven County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 102,068 with a growth rate of 0.59% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Craven County, North Carolina is the 28th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 104,180 and has seen a growth of -2.03% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029105,0535970.57%
2028104,4565970.57%
2027103,8595970.58%
2026103,2625970.58%
2025102,6655970.58%
2024102,0685970.59%
2023101,4715970.59%
2022100,8745970.6%
2021100,277-369-0.37%
2020100,646-1,385-1.36%
2019102,031-632-0.62%
2018102,663-77-0.07%
2017102,740-44-0.04%
2016102,784-204-0.2%
2015102,988-1,180-1.13%
2014104,168-201-0.19%
2013104,369-1,012-0.96%
2012105,3815150.49%
2011104,8666860.66%
2010104,180
199081,61310,57014.88%
198071,0438,48913.57%
197062,5543,7816.43%
196058,7739,95020.38%
195048,82317,52555.99%
194031,2986332.06%
193030,6651,6175.57%
192029,0483,45413.5%
191025,5941,4345.94%
190024,1603,62717.66%
189020,5338044.08%
188019,729-787-3.84%
187020,5164,24826.11%
186016,2681,55910.6%
185014,7091,2719.46%
184013,438-296-2.16%
183013,7343402.54%
182013,3947185.66%
181012,6762,43123.73%
180010,245-224-2.14%
179010,469-94,584-90.03%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.59% (597)
County Website
Craven County
County Seat
2010 Population
104,180
Area
709 mi²
Density
144 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-2.03% (-2,112)
Founded
1739

Craven County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White69,16668.41%
Black or African American21,22420.99%
Two or more races5,5585.5%
Asian2,6522.62%
Other race1,8831.86%
Native American4260.42%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1890.19%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Craven County, North Carolina Population by Race

Craven County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Craven County, North Carolina Median Age

38.5

Total

35.9

Male

41.3

Female

Craven County, North Carolina Adults

There are 79,140 adults, (20,015 of whom are seniors) in Craven County, North Carolina.

Craven County, North Carolina Age Dependency

71

Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Craven County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female50,53549.99%
Male50,56350.01%

Craven County, North Carolina Population by Age

Craven County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All41,0042.3567.932.1
Married20,4772.9678.721.3
Non Family14,1671.1661.438.6
Female4,0763.0442.357.7
Male2,2843.065743
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2.91

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

67.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Craven County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Craven County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Craven County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 62.79%.

Craven County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,494

Average Earnings

$47,391

Average Male

$33,450

Average Female

Craven County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Craven County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Craven County, North Carolina Language

92.04% of Craven County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.01% of the population.

Craven County, North Carolina Language

Craven County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White62,9956,2319.89%
Black19,9144,43122.25%
Hispanic6,8791,95228.38%
Multiple5,11094818.55%
Asian2,57631412.19%
Other1,79523513.09%
Native34916146.13%
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14.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.77%

Male Poverty Rate

15.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Craven County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Craven County, North Carolina is Native, with 46.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Craven County, North Carolina is White, with 9.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.49%.

Craven County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.57%
High School17.64%
Some College9.52%
Bachelors or Greater5.66%
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Craven County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed39.93%
Female Unemployed35.85%
Female Employed7.82%
Male Employed6.31%
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Craven County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Craven County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Craven County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.2%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Craven County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Craven County, North Carolina 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 55-64.

Craven County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Craven County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

10,978

Number of Veterans

9,527

Male Veterans

1,451

Female Veterans

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Craven County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Craven County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Craven County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Craven County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Craven County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.5%

Labor Force Participation

49.4%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Craven County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Craven County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Craven County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

48.79%

Born in Craven County, North Carolina

95.95%

Native Born

4.05%

Foreign Born

2.04%

Non Citizen

2.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.95% of Craven County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 48.79% having been born in North Carolina. 2.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Craven County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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