Population Data

Craven County is home to approximately 104,000 people, drawing new residents every year because it is family-friendly, affordable and perfect for retirees.

Population Statistics:
Population (2015 estimated)104,450
Population (2010 Census)103,505
Urban Total Population (2010 Census)74,825 (72.3%)
Rural Total Population (2010 Census)28,680 (27.7%)

Estimated Population by Age:
Median Age36
Total Population 0-1926,572 (25.5%)
Total Population 20-2410,696 (10.2%)
Total Population 25-3414,126 (13.5%)
Total Population 35-4411,001 (10.5%)
Total Population 45-5412,133 (11.6%)
Total Population 55-6412,637 (12.1%)
Total Population 65+

2016-17 Kindergarten - 12th Enrollment13,860
At least High School Graduate (2015 est)58,647 (87.3%)
At least Bachelor’s Degree (2015 est)14,965 (22.3%)
Source:  https://www.nccommerce.com/data-tools-reports 

Race & Gender (July 2016 Est.):
White alone71.7%
Black or African American alone21.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone0.6%
Asian alone2.9%
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander alone0.2%
Two or more Races2.8%
Hispanic or Latino7.1%
Female persons, July 201649.4%
Source:  https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/cravencountynorthcarolina/PST045219 

Military Presence (MCAS Cherry Point)
Havelock is home to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, a military base that was founded in May of 1942. Cherry Point is one of the country’s largest Marine Corps air stations, occupying nearly 16,000 acres. It is home to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and the Navy’s Fleet Readiness Center-East – the largest industrial employer in eastern North Carolina. Many Marines transition from military life to jobs in the civilian sector, right here in Craven County.
MCAS Cherry Point (Havelock, NC)
Military Personnel8,987
Civilian Employees5,771
Military Dependents28,561
Military Retirees (within 40 mile radius)6,677
Source (2017):  https://installations.militaryonesource.mil/ 

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