Craven County, North Carolina

Craven County: County in North Carolina, United States

About

Craven County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 103,505 and a population density of 52 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 101,233 inhabitants. Its county seat is New Bern. The county was created 312 years ago in 1711.

Craven County locator map
Location of Craven County on North Carolina map.

Quick Facts about Craven County

Population : 101,233 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
Area : 2005 km2
Water as percent of area : 8.4%
Land as percent of area : 91.6%
Easternmost point : Point(-76.653 34.9344)
Northernmost point : Point(-77.1904 35.4189)
Named for : William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven
Altitude : 7 feet / 2 meters
Capital : New Bern
Establishment : January 01, 1712
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 23:34:59 (22nd February 2024)
Density : 50 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.24% (2010-2020)
New Bern City Hall image
New Bern City Hall
New Bern City Hall image

Geography

Craven County is located at 35°7'2"N 77°4'57"W (35.1172200, -77.0826300). It has 6 neighbors: Beaufort County, Carteret County, Jones County, Lenoir County, Pamlico County and Pitt County.

Craven County map

The largest city of Craven County is New Bern with a population of 29,940. Other cities include, Havelock population 19,593, Trent Woods population 3,991, River Bend population 3,006 and Spring Hope population 1,319. See all Craven County cities & populated places.

Craven County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Craven County.

City Name Population Title
New Bern 29,940 City in and county seat of Craven County, North Carolina
Havelock 19,593 City in Craven County, North Carolina, United States
James City 5,899 Census designated place
Trent Woods 3,991 City in Craven County, North Carolina, United States of America
Brices Creek 3,073 Township in Craven County, North Carolina
River Bend 3,006 City in Craven County, North Carolina, United States of America
Fairfield Harbour 2,952 Census-designated place in Craven County, North Carolina
Neuse Forest 2,005 Township in Craven County, North Carolina
Spring Hope 1,319 Human settlement in Nash County, North Carolina, United States of America
Vanceboro 955 Human settlement in Craven County, North Carolina, United States of America
Bridgeton 444 Town in Craven County, North Carolina, United States
Cove City 387 Human settlement in Craven County, North Carolina, United States of America

Craven County has 6 neighbours.

  • River Bend
  • Havelock
  • Bridgeton
  • Vanceboro
  • New Bern
  • Trent Woods
  • Dover
  • Cove City

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Craven County decreased by 2.24% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 103,505 - census
2011 104,831 1.26% estimation process
2012 105,319 0.46% estimation process
2013 104,285 -0.99% estimation process
2014 104,055 -0.22% estimation process
2015 102,853 -1.17% estimation process
2016 102,632 -0.22% estimation process
2017 102,492 -0.14% estimation process
2018 102,338 -0.15% estimation process
2019 102,139 -0.19% estimation process
2020 101,233 -0.89% estimation process

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People born in Craven County (7)

People born in Craven County, including politician William Blackledge, football player David Gettis, baseball player Bunky Stewart, .

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