Craven County, NC

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2022 Population
101,098
0.303% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.5
1.32% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14%
0.781% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$61,676
9.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$194,100
15.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
40,158
0.813% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Craven County, NC had a population of 101k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $61,676. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Craven County, NC declined from 101,405 to 101,098, a −0.303% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,325 to $61,676, a 9.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Craven County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (20.8%), White (Hispanic) (3.65%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.11%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.61%).

None of the households in Craven County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98% of the residents in Craven County, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Craven County, NC are Craven Community College (1,198 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Craven County, NC was $194,100, and the homeownership rate was 67.9%.

Most people in Craven County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Craven County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Craven County, NC is home to a population of 101k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.03% of Craven County, NC residents were born outside of the country (4.08k people).

In 2022, there were 3.11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (65.5k people) in Craven County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Craven County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Craven County, NC was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Craven County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    65.5k ± 406
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    21k ± 416
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.7k ± 703
7.77%
Hispanic Population
7.86k people

In 2022, there were 3.11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (65.5k people) in Craven County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.77% of the people in Craven County, NC are hispanic (7.86k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.03%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.08k people
4.47%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.54k people

As of 2022, 4.03% of Craven County, NC residents (4.08k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Craven County, NC was 4.47%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,311 ± 492
  2. Vietnam
    2,867 ± 339
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,312 ± 464

Craven County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Craven County, NC employs 40.2k people. The largest industries in Craven County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,204 people), Retail Trade (5,216 people), and Manufacturing (4,663 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,250), Public Administration ($64,474), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,769).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

40.2k
2022 Value
± 1,755
0.813%
1 Year growth
± 6.05%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Craven County, NC grew at a rate of 0.813%, from 39.8k employees to 40.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Craven County, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,427 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,664 people), and Management Occupations (3,511 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Craven County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

40.2k
2022 Value
± 1,755
0.813%
1 Year growth
± 6.05%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Craven County, NC grew at a rate of 0.813%, from 39.8k employees to 40.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Craven County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,204 people), Retail Trade (5,216 people), and Manufacturing (4,663 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Craven County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Craven County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,137
Median earning men ± $3,034
$31,395
Median earning women ± $2,170

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($70,179), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,677), and Information ($60,272).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($49,922), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,909), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($38,864).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 896
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 490
    Retail Trade
  3. 482
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Craven County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.18%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Craven County, NC awarded 1,198 degrees. The student population of Craven County, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,079 male students and 1,622 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Craven County, NC are White (790 and 66.9%), followed by Black or African American (140 and 11.9%), Hispanic or Latino (135 and 11.4%), and Two or More Races (44 and 3.73%).

The largest universities in Craven County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Craven Community College (1,198 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Craven County, NC are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (238 and 19.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (206 and 17.2%), and Information Technology (155 and 12.9%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,701 students enrolled in Craven County, NC, 39.9% men and 60.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,578 records, of which 57.2% were women and 42.8% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Craven County, NC was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 238 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,198 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Craven Community College with 1,198 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 627 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Craven County, NC, which is 1.1 times more than the 571 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 790 degrees mean that there were 5.64 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 140 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,824) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($198) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Craven County, NC was $194,100 in 2022, which is 0.689 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $168,100 to $194,100, a 15.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Craven County, NC is 67.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Craven County, NC have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Craven County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Craven County, NC is $61,676. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Craven County, NC was Census Tract 9604.03 with a value of $112,679, followed by Census Tract 9604.04 and Census Tract 9613.03, with respective values of $72,952 and $68,852.

In 2022, 14.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Craven County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1%.

Property

$194,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,026
$27,848
Median Property Taxes
±$1,398

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Craven County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.9%
Homeownership
2022
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.9% of the housing units in Craven County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9604.03
  2. Census Tract 9604.04
  3. Census Tract 9613.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Craven County, NC was Census Tract 9604.03 with a value of $112,679, followed by Census Tract 9604.04 and Census Tract 9613.03, with respective values of $72,952 and $68,852.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Craven County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$61,676
Median Household Income
± $2,559
41k
Number of Households
± 1,628

In 2022, the median household income of the 41k households in Craven County, NC grew to $61,676 from the previous year's value of $56,325.

The following chart displays the households in Craven County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Craven County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.45%)

In 2022, 79.6% of workers in Craven County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (6.45%).

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Commute Time

20.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Craven County, NC have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.19% of the workforce in Craven County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Craven County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Craven County, NC (13.5k out of 96.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Craven County, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 19% of the children was living in poverty in Craven County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 249 in Craven County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 80.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.8% of the population of Craven County, NC has health coverage, with 35.8% on employee plans, 15.2% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 19.1% on non-group plans, and 6.39% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Craven County, NC see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.45% decrease from the previous year (1449 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 394 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.4% were men and 53.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Craven County, NC

Primary care physicians in Craven County, NC see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 3.45% decrease from the previous year (1,449 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Craven County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 19.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.4% were men and 53.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.21%
Uninsured
35.8%
Employer Coverage
15.2%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
19.1%
Non-Group
6.39%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Craven County, NC declined by 8.67% from 10.1% to 9.21%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 65.7 in Craven County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.5% in Craven County, NC.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.9% in Craven County, NC.

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