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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Craven County is located in North Carolina with a population of 103,374. Living in Craven County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Craven County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Craven County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$871
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Craven County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    201.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    91.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    680.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,060.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    47.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Craven County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,391
National
$55,322

Craven County Reviews

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I like the overall atmosphere of Craven County and its quiet neighborhoods. However, it is slow when it comes to economic growth. We are usually one of the last cities to get restaurant or store additions.
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