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New Bern is a city in Craven County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Bern, Switzerland
The latitude of New Bern is 35.108N. The longitude is -77.044W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,308.
New Bern had one of the largest population of free blacks before and after the Civil War. During the war, the city served as Union headquarters for Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside
Sections below provide additional information and links about New Bern demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Craven County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28562 ZIP code.
9% of New Bern residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Bern ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Bern was $18,499, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of New Bern residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in New Bern include New Bern Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in New Bern, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $377. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $839.
Libraries in New Bern include New Bern-Craven County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in New Bern include New Bern Sun Journal
TV stations in New Bern include WCTI.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WTEB.
Craven County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Bern political report.
The average commute time for New Bern workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in New Bern include Bridgepointe Hotel and Marina, Comfort Suites River Front Park, Days Inn New Bern, Fairfield Harbour Resort, Harborside Resort, Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Sandcastle Cove, Sandcastle Village, Sheraton New Bern Hotel and Marina, Travelodge ... More hotels.
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