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Welcome to New Bern ...

The coastal city of New Bern is located in Craven County<1> and is the County Seat for Craven County.

The location of New Bern has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, New Bern has a population of 30,023 people<3> (see below for details).

New Bern was established in 1710.

The community of New Bern is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: New Bern lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

New Bern lies within the (252) area code.

Websites for New Bern ...

Official Website: www.ci.new-bern.nc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New Bern had an population of 30,023 people. This is an increase of 1.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, New Bern had a population of 29,524 people (or 28.52% of the total population of Craven County). This makes New Bern the county's most populous community.

The population of New Bern represents 0.31% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 29,524 people, the population of New Bern increased 27.65% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 23,128 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for New Bern.

Communities Also Named New Bern ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named New Bern - it's located in Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for New Bern.

Communities near New Bern ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near New Bern.

  • Havelock [Craven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havelock
    • Havelock [Craven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of New Bern
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,593 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havelock
  • Bayboro [Pamlico County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayboro
    • Bayboro [Pamlico County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of New Bern
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,242 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayboro<6>
  • Vanceboro [Craven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vanceboro
    • Vanceboro [Craven County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of New Bern
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 955 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vanceboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vanceboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vanceboro<6>
  • Maysville [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maysville
    • Maysville [Jones County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of New Bern
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 918 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maysville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maysville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alliance [Pamlico County]
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      • Alliance [Pamlico County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of New Bern
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 759 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alliance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alliance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alliance<6>
    • Grantsboro [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsboro
      • Grantsboro [Pamlico County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of New Bern
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 651 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsboro<6>
    • Arapahoe [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arapahoe
      • Arapahoe [Pamlico County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of New Bern
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arapahoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arapahoe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arapahoe<6>
    • Minnesott Beach [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnesott Beach
      • Minnesott Beach [Pamlico County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of New Bern
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnesott Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnesott Beach
    • Cove City [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove City
      • Cove City [Craven County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of New Bern
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 387 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove City
    • Pollocksville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollocksville
      • Pollocksville [Jones County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of New Bern
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollocksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pollocksville<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around New Bern. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for New Bern.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of New Bern. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around New Bern.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around New Bern. Our list includes 124 papers. See our Newspapers Page for New Bern.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Bern ...

Looking for more information about New Bern? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for New Bern, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for New Bern.

Adding New Bern to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of New Bern in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for New Bern was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found New Bern on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for New Bern on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Craven County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for New Bern: www.ci.new-bern.nc.us/

The official website for Craven County: www.co.craven.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Craven, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for New Bern.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Bern - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Bern) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Bern. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New BernOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Bern. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0964, Longitude: -77.0719       In this case, the coordinates for New Bern have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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