B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$848
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
    273
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    10
    41
  • Robbery
    92
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    670
    525
  • Theft
    2,938
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    95
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,148
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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New Bern positioned at the Y formed by the Neuse and Trent Rivers, watches as Highway 70 gracefully dances across the two rivers to join the local transportation arteries. With Croatan Forest nearby, parks and outdoor recreation are abundant. The Coastal Carolina Regional Airport is easy access to areas surrounding New Bern. If you enter the downtown via the Front St bridge, stop and enjoy Union Point. A short walk leads to the historic district, the birthplace of Pepsi Cola, art studios, small businesses that offer tastes of local trade, walking paths that cross through the middle of the downtown, unique restaurant fare, beautiful architecture, and nature. As you explore don’t miss seeing the Tryon Palace, its gardens, or going on a Bear hunt to find the statues that are a recognizable trademark of the town. They are located throughout downtown and areas best accessed by car. The hunt would be a great destination draw. Please excuse maintenance and small crowded roads downtown.
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Downtown New Bern is my favorite place. It is right next to the water and the atmosphere is always great. Every time I go downtown, I get the feeling like sun is on my face. There are bear statues everywhere! You must get your picture taken with all of the bears. Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola!
I love my hometown! Born and raised in this sweet, quaint little town. It is so friendly and inviting. The downtown is beautiful and lots of little shops and delicious restaurants to offer. I wouldn't want to raise my family anywhere else!