Craven County

Craven County, North Carolina

406 Craven St
New Bern, NC 28560
Phone: (252) 636-6600
Fax: (252) 637-0526

In central eastern NC, northeast of Jacksonville; organized Dec 3, 1705 (prior to statehood) as Archdale Precinct of Bath District, although there is evidence that an Archdale County had existed since 1696. Name changed 1712. Name Origin: Probably for William (1668-1711), 2nd Earl of Craven, who died the year before the name changed. Others claim the 1st Earl (1606-97), an original lord proprietor of Carolina, or the 3rd Earl, one of the proprietors when the name was changed. Originally named for John Archdale (1642?-1717), a lord proprietor and governor of Carolina (1694-96)

Area (sq mi):: 774.14 (land 708.43; water 65.72) Population per square mile: 128.20
Population 2005: 90,795 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.70%; 1990-2000 12.00% Population 2000: 91,436 (White 68.30%; Black or African American 25.10%; Hispanic or Latino 4.00%; Asian 1.00%; Other 4.00%). Foreign born: 3.40%. Median age: 34.40
Income 2000: per capita $18,423; median household $35,966; Population below poverty level: 13.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,856-$28,097
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 20.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • New Bern County seat (23,368)
  • Havelock (22,369)

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