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The 2000 Census showed that Craven County had a population of 91,436 people. This represented 1.14% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 26th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Craven had a population of 98,529 people. This is an increase of 7.76% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010103,505+13.2%+5.05% since 2009
200998,529+7.76%+1.16% since 2008
200897,401+6.52%+0.86% since 2007
200796,571+5.62%+0.26% since 2006
200696,321+5.34%+1.26% since 2005
200595,124+4.03%+1.16% since 2004
200494,035+2.84%-0.09% since 2003
200394,122+2.94%+1.49% since 2002
200292,744+1.43%-0.46% since 2001
200193,175+1.9%+1.9% since 2000
200091,436The Last Census

Craven County had 38,150 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Craven County has a total area<3> of 774 square miles [2,005 km²]. Of this total, 708 square miles [1,834 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (8.49%) being water (65.7 square miles [170.2 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Craven County had a population density of 129.1 people per square mile [49.83 people/km²], making it the state's 41st most densely populated county (out of 100 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Craven County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Craven and the state of North Carolina.

Click here for the Craven County QuickFact (QF-37049).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Craven County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
New BernQF-374634028,99223,12825.35%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Craven County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BeaufortQF-37013   N46,41444,9583.24%
CarteretQF-37031   SE64,42359,3838.49%
JonesQF-37103   W10,07110,381-2.99%
LenoirQF-37107   W56,38759,648-5.47%
PamlicoQF-37137   E12,42212,934-3.96%
PittQF-37147   NW159,057133,79818.88%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Craven. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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