New Bern is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 31,291 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, New Bern is the 32nd largest community in North Carolina.
New Bern is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, New Bern is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Bern who work in food service (9.87%), sales jobs (9.37%), and office and administrative support (8.95%).
New Bern is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The city of New Bern is a decent size, but despite this, it doesn't have a viable public transit system that people can use to get to work.
The percentage of people in New Bern who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.74% of adults in New Bern have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in New Bern in 2018 was $30,483, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,932 for a family of four. However, New Bern contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
New Bern is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call New Bern home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Bern residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in New Bern include English, German, Irish, French, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in New Bern is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.