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craven

CRAVEN COUNTY
ABOUT
Established in 1712 out of Bath County, Craven County was customers as “Brad’s Drink.” The county is
named for Carolina Lord Proprietor Earl of Craven. New Bern also home to the state’s first newspaper, the
serves as the county seat. In early North Carolina history, New North-Carolina Gazette, which was first printed in 1751. dare

Bern served as the capital of the state until Raleigh became the Craven County’s historical and cultural attractions include the
permanent center of government in 1788. Atlantic Dance Theater, the Fireman’s Museum, the New Bern
Other communities located in Craven County include Cove City, Civic Theatre, the Tryon Palace historical site, and Union Point
Dover, Havelock, and Vanceboro. The county also includes a Park. The county also hosts the Bridgeton Blueberry Festival, the
number of bodies of water, including Catfish Lake, the Neuse Chrysanthemum Festival, and the Festival of Colonial Life.
River, and the Palmetto Swamp.
Craven County is the home of Pepsi-Cola. Pepsi was developed in edgecombe
New Bern by pharmacist Caleb Bradham who sold the drink to his
COUNTY NC AVG US AVG
DEMOGRAPHICS 1,2,4
BLACK 22% 22% 13%
WHITE 66% 63% 77%
POPULATION: HISPANIC 7% 10% 17%
102,578
MEDIAN AGE 36 38 38
halifax

NC RANKING:
27th RENT ≥ 30% INCOME 44% 44% 47%
*ranked HIGH to LOW
out of 100 counties
FAMILIES HEADED BY A FEMALE 14% 13% 19%
PROJECTED 2025 POPULATION 134,415 9.4M 335M

EDUCATION 1,2,3 hertford

STUDENT EXPENDITURE K-12 $7,800 $8,898 $11,800


HIGH SCHOOL
GRADUATION STUDENTS RECEIVING FREE
OR REDUCED LUNCH
57% 50% 48%
RATE: 85%
NC: 87% | US: 83%
COMMUNITY COLLEGES & 4-YEAR UNIVERSITIES:
THIRD GRADERS
Craven Community College
READING AT GRADE hyde

LEVEL: 61%
NC: 58% | US: 68%

HEALTH 1,2 DENTISTS PER 10,000 5 5 6


GROCERY STORES PER 10,000 2 15 13
PRIMARY CARE CANCER INCIDENCE PER 10,000 49 47 45
PHYSICIANS
lenoir

HEART DISEASE DEATHS PER 10,000 17 16 16


PER 10,000: 7
NC: 25 | US: 28 UNINSURED ADULTS 15% 15% 9%
OBESITY 30% 32% 37%

ECONOMY 1,2 UNEMPLOYED 5% 5% 4%


MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD
northampton

INCOME: $47,295 LIVE IN POVERTY 15% 15% 13%


NC RANKING: 24th
*ranked HIGHEST to LOWEST LARGEST EMPLOYER: Department of Defense
out of 100 counties

SOURCES: 1 NC Health Data Explorer 2 NCIOM 3 NC School Report Cards 4 NC Office of State Budget and Management 5 NC DPI Statistical Profile
State Per Pupil Expenditure 2016-17 | "About" information provided by the North Carolina History Project pasquotank