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Craven County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Craven County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Seat New Bern
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

774 sq mi (2,005 km²)

66 sq mi (171 km²), 8.49%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

94,875
129/sq mi (50/km²)
Founded 1712
Website www.cravencounty.com

Craven County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The estimated population in 2006 was 94,875.[1] Its county seat is New Bern[1].

Craven County is part of the New Bern, North Carolina, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Craven County was named for William, Earl of Craven, who lived from 1606-1697. The county was created from the now-extinct Bath County in 1712.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 774 square miles (2,005 km²), of which, 708 square miles (1,835 km²) of it is land and 66 square miles (170 km²) of it (8.49%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Law and government

Craven County is a member of the regional Eastern Carolina Council of Governments.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 91,436 people, 34,582 households, and 25,071 families residing in the county. The population density was 129 people per square mile (50/km²). There were 38,150 housing units at an average density of 54 per square mile (21/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.94% White, 25.12% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.78% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. 4.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 34,582 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 12.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 23.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 12.80% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,966, and the median income for a family was $42,574. Males had a median income of $28,163 versus $21,412 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,423. About 9.90% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.50% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Craven County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ Craven County History, Craven County Government
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 35°6′33″N 77°4′9″W / 35.10917°N 77.06917°W / 35.10917; -77.06917


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Craven County, North Carolina
Map
File:Map of North Carolina highlighting Craven County.png
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1712
Seat New Bern
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 8.49%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

91436
Website: www.cravencounty.com

Craven County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 91,436. Its county seat is New Bern6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,005 km² (774 sq mi). 1,835 km² (708 sq mi) of it is land and 170 km² (66 sq mi) of it (8.49%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Law and government

Craven County is a member of the regional Eastern Carolina Council of Governments.

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 91,436 people, 34,582 households, and 25,071 families residing in the county. The population density was 50/km² (129/sq mi). There were 38,150 housing units at an average density of 21/km² (54/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 69.94% White, 25.12% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.78% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. 4.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 34,582 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 12.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 23.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 12.80% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,966, and the median income for a family was $42,574. Males had a median income of $28,163 versus $21,412 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,423. About 9.90% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.50% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Craven County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

External Links

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Craven County, North Carolina
Map

Location in the state of North Carolina

North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1712
Seat New Bern
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

774 sq mi (2,005 km²)
708 sq mi (1,834 km²)
66 sq mi (171 km²), 8.49%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

94,875
129/sq mi (50/km²)
Website: www.cravencounty.com

Craven County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2006 it was guessed that 94,875 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is New Bern.[2]

References


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