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Time Zone: Craven County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of New Bern is the Seat for Craven County.

Craven County was founded in 1712 and was created by taking area from County.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Craven had a population of 98,529 people. This is an increase of 7.76% since the last Census (which gave a population of 91,436 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Craven represented 1.14% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 26th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
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% 
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200091,436The Last Census

More information can be found on the Craven County Census Page for Craven County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Craven County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Craven County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
New Bern   28,99223,12825.35% increase  
Havelock   21,96622,4422.12% decrease  
Trent Woods   4,0244,1924.01% decrease  
River Bend   3,1372,9237.32% increase  
Vanceboro   8618984.12% decrease  

Websites for Craven County

Official Website:   www.co.craven.nc.us/

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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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