New Bern Metro Area, North Carolina 

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Population

123,198

+2.3% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.4%

Median Income

$46,173

Median Home Price

$173,000

Median Age

38.3

Comfort Index (Climate)

5.8 / 7.2

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in New Bern Metro Area, North Carolina

Small city - Located 110 miles east of Raleigh, near the Atlantic coast protected by the Outer Banks barrier islands. May, October and April are the most pleasant months in the New Bern metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months.
State: North Carolina
County:
Metro Area: New Bern Metro Area
City: New Bern, Havelock, 25 total
Zip Codes: 28562, 28560, 28532, 28586, 28555, 28585, 28533, 28526, 28515, 28571, 21 total
Cost of Living: -18.0% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 10 ft above sea level
New Bern, NC Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Comfortable summers
Affordability
Low traffic
Cons
Flat home prices
Humid
Hurricane threat


What Bert Has To Say About New Bern Metro Area

The New Bern, NC metro area is located located 110 miles east of Raleigh, near the Atlantic coast protected by the Outer Banks barrier islan. New Bern is one of the smaller metros in the United States and is comprised of Craven, Jones and Pamlico counties.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in New Bern Metro Area is 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. New Bern Metro Area jobs have increased by 0.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, New Bern Metro Area's cost of living is 18.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare New Bern Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in the New Bern metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the New Bern metro area remained very strongly Republican, 59.1% to 39.4%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
New Bern Metro Area's population is 123,198 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.3%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in New Bern Metro Area is Real Estate: $173,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.3%.

SCHOOLS
New Bern Metro Area public schools spend $8,869 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.6 students per teacher in New Bern Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in New Bern

It's a good time to buy in New Bern. Home Appreciation is up 9.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in New Bern is $173,000.
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MAPS OF NEW BERN METRO AREA, NORTH CAROLINA
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ZIP CODES IN NEW BERN METRO AREA, NORTH CAROLINA
28562, 28560, 28532, 28586, 28555, 28585, 28533, 28526, 28515, 28571, 21 total

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