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Nearby Communities
The communities of Eastern North Carolina complement one another, offering residents and visitors a variety of historical sites and recreational opportunities. Craven County: Havelock is home to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point (ask about tours) and the Havelock Tourist Center & Aviation Exhibit. Pamlico County: Oriental, known as the Sailing Capital of North Carolina, offers access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Carteret County: Known at the Crystal Coast, the county boasts an 82-mile coastline and the Southern Outer Banks. Beaufort, Morehead City, and Atlantic Beach offer a number of attractions, including Fort Macon, the North Carolina Aquarium, the North Carolina Maritime Museum, and Cape Lookout lighthouse.

New Bern has an uncommon religious diversity that reflects both its history and the variety of people who make up the community. Denominations represented include African Methodist Episcopal Zion, Anglican, Apostolic, Assemblies of God, Baptist denominations, Bible, Catholic, Christian, Christian Science, Church of Christ, Church of God, Disciples of Christ, Episcopal, Full Gospel, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jewish synagogue, Lutheran denominations, Mennonite, Methodist demonimations, Pentecostal, Presbyterian denominations, Salvation Army, Seventh Day Adventist, and Unitarian Universalist.

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Now Here's a few details about
New Bern, North Carolina...

New Bern/Craven County has a mild, four-season climate. The average temperature is 62.2° F. The average annual high is 73.8° F; the average annual low, 52.9° F. Average annual rainfall is 55 inches. The area generally receives more rainfall in the early spring and late summer.

The total population of Craven County is 91,970. New Bern and Havelock have the highest populations in the county at 23,195 and 22,846, respectively. The median age is 34.4 years. Median household income is $46,200. The population distribution by age is 27.4% for children 19 years and younger, 59.2% for adults 20 to 64 years, and 13.4% for adults 65 years and older.

Craven County has 14,113 students in 14 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 3 high schools. These public schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. (more info at Craven County Schools Online) Numerous private schools also serve
students in the county.

Higher Education
Craven County boasts two institutions of higher education.

  • Craven Community College has a broad outreach in the community, offering basic education programs, college transfer programs, technical degrees, and continuing education. The college works closely with the business community to provide education and training for employees; for example, in fields such as nursing and aeronautical technology.
  • Mount Olive College offers accelerated degree completion programs in management and organizational development, criminal justice administration, a modular religion major, and a Heritage Program (liberals arts core courses for beginning college students).
  • In addition, East Carolina University is one hour from New Bern in Greenville.

Opportunities to play indoors or outdoors abound. Craven County alone offers the following:
• 17 parks and sporting fields
• 11 facilities for fitness, recreation, and self-defense training
• 8 golf courses (public, semiprivate, and private) New Bern Golf
• 3 walking trails in the Croatan National Forest
• 2 rivers and other waterways for boating and sailing - New Bern Marina Information
• 2 shooting ranges
New Bern Area Attractions


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